Tarzan and Chaplin! 1919.

TONIGHT, 7:45

THIS IS THE LAST SHOW, COME WATCH

Shown at Day on This Friday and Tomorrow,

2:45, at Liberty Theater

BIJOU THEATRE

Charlie Chaplin

—In—

“A Dog’s Life” [“Ke Ano o ke Ola Ana o ka Ilio”]

A Movie Full of Excitement.

TARZAN of the APES [TAZANA o na MAPU]

The Hyena of the Jungle of Africa and the One Whose Story is Being Run in the Kuokoa Newspaper.

Entrance: 20 and 35 Cents. Reserved Seats [Noho i Hookaawaleia], 55 Cents.

Ticket Box Open from the Hours of 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. Telephone 3937

[It is interesting to see that this ad is in Hawaiian, when the movies themselves were in English.]

(Kuokoa, 1/17/1919, p. 2)

MA KEIA PO, HORA 7:45

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Ianuari 17, 1919.

1 thought on “Tarzan and Chaplin! 1919.

  1. Note that movies in 1919 were still silent, so there was no audible dialogue in English.

    They did, however, have what were called “intertitles”, that consisted of explanations of what was happening, or what the characters were saying, and these were in English. So to really get the full “excitement” of these films, you’d be better off being able to read English quickly when it was shown on the screen.

    By the way, one of the early actors who appeared as Tarzan in Hollywood movies was a local man named Kamuela Searle. I don’t recall if he had any Hawaiian blood, or just had a Hawaiian first name. He died young in the flu epidemic of 1918.

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