Gardner McKay & Adventures In Paradise

Alicia explores the odd intersection of two of her favorite fandoms: Our man Nick and the king of laid back music, Jimmy Buffett. Their connection point occurred in the late 1950s, when Dominick Dunne was casting a forthcoming show called Adventures in Paradise and handed off his business card to a handsome man he met in a coffee shop. That man was Gardner McKay, who would become a heartthrob during three seasons helming the Tiki III through shirtless adventures across the South Pacific. One future pirate that McKay inspired a young Jimmy Buffett.

Further Reading:

Dominick Dunne: After The Party (Amazon link)

We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About (YouTube)

Beautiful Swimmers (YouTube)

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