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The Donn of Tiki

Alex Lamb, Max Well
Taryn Roraback, Max Well
A black and white photo of a large group of middle-aged and older partygoers with "tiki" style clothing, a man in the center holds out his arms wide.

The founding father of what we know today as the Tiki bar, Donn Beach spent years embellishing the details of his extraordinary life. This documentary attempts to separate fact from exaggeration with the help of the people who knew him, historians, and recently resurfaced audio recordings of Donn himself, as we explore the legacy he left behind.