Bishop Museum Media

Hawaii U.S.A. 1938

Program produced in 1938 that introduces Hawaiʻi with an 'exotic yet American' image. Subjects include a brief overview of the islands; water and agriculture; government; churches; ships for cargo and passengers; lei; Downtown Honolulu; Waikīkī; the sugar industry, an idyllic lifestyle of plantation workers; flowers; military presence; Pearl Harbor; fishing; ocean sports; high schools; pineapple cultivation; Hawaiʻi Island landmarks Hilo, Rainbow Falls, Kalapana Beach, Kīlauea, Halemaʻumaʻu and Kona; Maui landmarks Keanae Coast, Haleakalā; Kauaʻi landmarks Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon; departing Hawaiʻi.This footage is from Bishop Museum accession numbers 1990.0515.0015; 2002.0205.0002; 2002.0205.0003; 2002.0205.0004.

Languages: English


  • Documentary

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