Hawaiian Hotel had a bar called the Surf Bar. On all the bar
paraphrenalia was a mascot they named High Talking Chief Menehune.
The Menehunes are well-known Hawai'i mythological figures and have been
used as a gimmick for advertising and made into kitsch figurines for
more occasions than anyone is able to count. If you don't believe us
just do a cursory search on the web.
like many other fantasies, some of the ridiculous text written by the
Royal Hawaiian Surf Bar card on the left is based on partial truths.
The term Menehune has a long and interesting history.