Vintage Roadside & Medusirena Present: Cocktails and Fishtails: The Untold Story of the Porthole Cocktail Lounge
Vintage Roadside is honored to return to The Hukilau with a brand-new presentation detailing the amazing history behind a true 1960’s phenomenon – the underwater lounge show.
Watch the devil perform in Miami, see underwater ice skaters in Cleveland, catch an underwater ballet on the roof of the Everglades Hotel, or stay up late and catch the topless mermaid show in San Diego.
We’ll be sharing stories, original photos and more from the women that created and performed in the shows, as well as displaying original costumes, mermaid tails and a surprise or two.
Our special guest Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid will be sharing the story of how she personally saved an important piece of aquatic history by reviving the underwater show at the Wreck Bar in Ft. Lauderdale, as well as her deep appreciation for these other forgotten gems.
Photo by Kari Hendler.