Biographical Research Center

Interview with Gordean Bailey 6/6/2002 tape 2

Interview with Gordean Bailey, former student of Maʻiki Aiu Lake, recorded on June 6, 2002 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Maiki Aiu Lake. Topics include Aiu Lake's childhood, Bailey's impressions of performing for Aiu Lake in Honolulu as a teenager, how Bailey started teaching hula, the professional and romantic relationship between Aiu Lake and Kahauanu Lake, Bailey winning the Miss Hawaiʻi title, her ʻūniki under Aiu Lake, Aiu Lake's influence on Bailey's teaching style and what made Aiu Lake's dancers distinct from others. The tape ends with Bailey narrating the story behind some historical photos in her personal collection.


Languages: English


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