E. K. Fernandez, 1963.

Entertainment

E. K. Fernandez is a man whose life has been jam-packed with “firsts.”

At the turn of the century he promoted the “first” giveaway, offering a camera a week to attract customers to his photo supply business.

He brought to Hawaii the “first” English motion picture camera and showed the “first” talkies in the Islands.

He pushed through the Legislature a measure allowing, for the “first” time, motion pictures on Sundays (providing they were educational and Biblical in nature).

His “first” Sunday motion picture? Something with Charlie Chaplin titled “Tillie’s Punctured  Romance.”

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“Noho ana Kapo i ka uluwehiwehi…” 1885.

[Found under: “HE MOOLELO KAAO NO KEAOMELEMELE.”]

“Noho ana Kapo i ka uluwehiwehi,
Ku ana iluna o Maohelaia,
Ohia ku i Maunaloa,
Aloha mai Kaulanau—la, Continue reading

Importance of newspapers, 1857.

Newspapers of Foreign Lands.

Newspapers are published a lot these days. The millions of Newspapers of Britain, France and America which are printed each week have not been all counted. Newspapers are not like actual books. Books cover but a single subject, while newspapers cover all news, every new endeavor, and every new idea, with nothing left out. Good things and bad things are published in the newspapers; proper conjectures and improper ones; angry thoughts and loving thoughts; good deeds and evil deeds. From all parts of the world, letters are written telling of the activities of those places. If a ship runs aground and is smashed, that is put into the newspaper. If a person falls and dies, it is heard of in the newspapers. If someone is killed, that is also published. If two nations are warring, all the activity of the war is published. It is important matter in the newspapers. Continue reading