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Hawaii #1 : Oʻahu circa 1950

Amateur travelogue film of Oʻahu shot on 16mm film circa 1950 by an unknown photographer. Footage includes boarding a Matson ship in San Francisco harbor for Hawai'i; shots of San Francisco city; deck aboard ship en route for Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; approaching Honolulu and scenes from the deck including Diamond Head and Aloha Tower; passengers with lei; people selling lei; people, cars, and shops on King and Fort Streets; landscape shot of Diamond Head; Mānoa Valley; Waikīkī and Kalākaua Avenue; The Moana Hotel; The Royal Hawaiian Hotel and gardens; mele and hula on the hotel patio; ballroom, buffet, attendants, and people at tables; flower arrangements; people lounging on hotel lawn and attendants; The Royal Hawaiian Hotel shot from the beach; footage of Waikīkī beach including people sunbathing, tourists and beach boys in canoes, and waves; "Hawaii Calls" broadcast from the Banyan Court at Moana Hotel; sunset; Kodak Hula Show featuring Hilo Hattie; a coconut grove including a man climbing a tree, husking a coconut, and weaving a hat with coconut leaves; Ala Wai Boat Harbor including boats and fisherman; fish market; ʻIolani Palace; Aliʻiōlani Hale and Kalakaua statue; Mauna ʻAla Royal Mausoleum; Korean, Japanese, and Chinese temples and churches; University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa; Tripler General Hospital [Tripler Army Medical Center]; banyan trees; sausage tree; monkeypod tree; Oʻahu Country Club; the Pali and Pali Lookout; scenic views from Kalanianaʻole Highway; Ke One Kula Lookout, and Wāwāmalu Beach Park, also known as Sandy Beach; North Shore; Lāʻie Hawaiʻi Temple; and a sunset.

Languages: English


  • Travelogue

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