Hot air balloon in Paris, riding a camel in India, then an elephant in Egypt…, 1911.

A Parisa post from a few years back.


[Kakauia mai]

I Parisa aku nei au
I ka lele baluna poniuniu
A Inia aku nei au
I ke kau kamelo holo pupule
A Aigupita aku makou
I ke kau elepani ihu peleleu
Kupanaha e ka hana kahi kii doll
I ke ki malalo oni a o luna
Alawa iho oe a o ke kuene
Palamimo e ka lima i ka naau-kake
Hainaia mai ana ka puana
Ke kii onioni a o Kalawao
—K. Glee Club.

[Movie of Kalawao

I was in Paris
On a dizzying hot-air balloon
I was in India
On a camel that went along crazily
We were in Egypt
On an elephant with a long trunk
Amazing is the action of this doll
Turn the key below and it moves above
Look at that waiter
Skilled are his hands with the sausage
Let the story be told
The movie of…

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Might this be the reason the song “Palisa” was written? 1908.


Messrs. C. G. Bockus, Gerrit Wilder and C. S. Crane, the committee named to select and purchase moving-picture film for the machine shortly to be taken to the Molokai Settlement, watched R. K. Bonine exhibit a mile or so of views and stunts submitted to them for sale. Mr. Bonine had put his machine and his skill at the service of the committee, and the tests of the various films were made in his studio. There were several persons to watch in addition to the committeemen, including Superintendent Jack McVeigh of the Settlement and A. Gartley, and the various pictures were criticized as to their particular merits for the desired use. Continue reading