Interview with Dottie Thompson, Hilo Civic 11/3/95 tape 1
Interview with Dottie Thompson recorded on November 3, 1995 at the Hilo Civic Auditorium for the documentary "Keepers of the Flame: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women." Thompson shares stories about ʻIolani Luahine and her influence on the Merrie Monarch Festival. Thompson shares stories about the early years of the Merrie Monarch Festival which began in 1968; Merrie Monarch parades; Luahine being a strict Merrie Monarch judge; Merrie Monarch's move from Hilo Civic Auditorium to its current venue, the Edith Kanakaʻole Tennis Stadium; and a visit from the Queen of Tonga.
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