This color, silent home movie film shows views of post-war Hawaii. It apparently contains both professionally and amateur shot footage — the professional material coming from a movie sold to tourists in this era. The amateur footage was filmed in 1947 by a tourist named Thornton.
Opening: A crowd of people wave; a quick cut to what looks like the Bay Bridge near Oakland and San Francisco, CA (:08). Hawaiian Islands as seen from a ship, probably Matson Line’s SS Matsonia or the SS Lurline, both of which offered service to Hawaii in this era; other smaller boats on the water (:15). Locals swim in the Pacific Ocean, possibly hoping that a coin might be tossed from the ship (:47), as the iconic Aloha Tower is shown (:55). Pro shot footage of Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, swaying palm trees in the breeze, people in the water near the Royal Hawaiian Hotel (:58). A man and a little girl on a white sandy beach; people play in the water and on the sand with Diamond Head visible in the b/g (1:37). At 1:44, a different area. At 1:56, Hawaiian or Japanese American girls play. People eat at a picnic table; women play with a beach ball (2:05). Ducks in the water (2:12). Driving close to the edge of the road with a crashing tide below (2:22). Rare footage of a Hawaiian railroad pulling passenger cars (2:34). People wait in a train car (2:40). Shot of Pearl Harbor from a moving train. A waterfall (2:50). Panoramic view of Honolulu from a lookout (3:08). Two women look at the camera (3:28). Mountains and green grass (3:34). People snorkel and swim in the water; boys on the beach; children climb a coconut tree (3:51). A child rips open a coconut; a woman drinks coconut juice (4:20). Royal Hawaiian Hotel. A couple walks near the surf (4:54). Moana Hotel (5:17). Palm trees and mountains (5:20). People in the water, a Hawaiian family runs by the camera (5:44). High, heavy brush, a woman walks in it and touches plants (6:13). Ocean near a secluded beach (6:33). A beautiful sunset on the water (7:11). People walk over a bridge (7:47). Modest homes; a bustling downtown area (7:58). A quiet beach (8:12). Zoo animals behind a cage including flamingos, a bald eagle, tortoises, a kangaroo (8:23). A couple exit a door; a mother and two children run and jump into the swimming pool; a man runs and jumps over people into the pool (10:00). Racquet Club (10:03). People swim in the pool (10:36). Flying over Honolulu, Oahu – Diamond Head, an ancient volcanic crater, has been extinct for around 150,000 years—fortunately, as the massive crater looms over Waikiki; flying over Hawaii (10:57). A couple pose, the woman walks near flowers (11:35). A waterfall; people watch it (11:53). Flying over the Hawaiian coastline (12:17). People on an outrigger in the water (12:49). Women put leis on people (12:59). People on a cruise ship wear leis (13:26). Water behind the ocean liner as it sets sail for the mainland (13:55). People relax and play shuffleboard on the ocean liner (14:13). Ocean liner docked in Los Angeles at Matson’s terminal in Long Beach (14:29).
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