Bishop Museum Media

Song of the Islands 1934

Program depicts a fanciful story about how the tradition of tossing lei into the water from a departing boat began through the doomed love of a princess and a fisherman. Also includes an introduction to Hawaiian culture through the story. Program produced in 1934 by Palmer Miller and Curtis F. Nagel, introduced and narrated by Don Blanding. Stars Pualani Mokimana as "Pualani," James Kamakaiwi as "Moku," Joe Kamakau as "Chief," and Sam Kapu as "Prince." Musical numbers by Harry Owens and his Royal Hawaiian Orchestra with Bob Cutter, Hawaiian Girls Glee Club, Ray Kinney and his Hawaiians, the Joe Kamakau Singers, and soloists Minerva Batten and Sam Kapu. Settings by Lalani Hawaiian Village. This footage is from Bishop Museum accession numbers 1990.0515.0010; 1990.0515.0011; 1990.0515.0013; 1990.0515.0014.

Languages: English


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