Were they really eating loli thinking it was clams? 1909.

PROGRAM OF THE BIG ‘TISER LUAU

Here is the program for the big luau at the Peninsula tomorrow. The ‘Tiser special train will leave the depot at 8:35 pronto. All employes of the Hawaiian Gazette Company please take notice and get there on time. What, ho, you luau.

Program for the day. Committees on picnic and luau, G. G. Boisse, chairman.

Luau and transportation, Charles S. Crane, S. P. Correa; games, C. S. Crane, E. Dekum, L. H. Mesick, Jack Densham, John Traut; dance, Paul Pereira; program and printing, L. H. Mesick, G. J. Boisse; official photographer, James Williams; Music, J. Kupau; refreshments, George Seyde.

Immediately upon arriving on the grounds there will be a match game of baseball between the following teams for a valuable trophy:

Hot Slugs—H. Chillingworth; p; L. Soares, c; Alfred Williams (captain), 1b; H. Williams, 2b; S. Saffery, ss; H. Herrick, 3b; James Ii, cf; F. Correa, 1f; G. J. Boisse, rf.

Substitutes—C. Estep, M. Guerrero, C. Lutz, A. Wolff, E. Souza, A. L. Eakin.

Wrong Fonts—J. Williams (captain), p; Che Bui Farm, c; Paul Pereira, 1b; L. Makanani, 2b; J. Kupau, ss; M. Pimenta, 3b; J. Pereira, cf; G. L. Samson, rf; G. Pereira, 1f.

Substitutes—E. Pihi, E. M. Thompson, Charles S. Crane, John Traut, S. P. Correa.

Jack Densham, umpire.

A. P. Taylor, official scorer.

After the baseball game the following games will be pulled off. Events are free for all. Valuable prizes for the winners:

  1. Girls’ race.
  2. Three-legged race.
  3. Fat men’s race.
  4. Fat women’s race.
  5. Men’s race, running backwards; 50 yards.
  6. Boys’ race, under 9 years.
  7. Girls’ race, under 9 years.
  8. Boys’ race, between 9 and 14 years.
  9. Boys’ race, over 14 years.
  10. Children’s races, boys and girls.
  11. Married men’s race.
  12. Married women’s race.
  13. Poi eating match for Hawaiians.
  14. Poi eating match for Haoles.

Intermission for luau. Continue reading

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Hula program by Iolani Luahine, “beginning of a renaissance”.

Iolani Luahine Recreates Poetry Of Old Hawaii in Hula Recital

Iolani Luahine, premier exponent of the ancient hula, was presented to a capacity of audience at Mabel Smyth auditorium Tuesday night in  a program which might well prove to be the beginning of a renaissance for the rhythmic interpretative dances of the early Hawaiians.

The program will be repeated tonight.

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The large audience was deeply impressed and fascinated by the charm, subtlety, variety and ever changing color and mood of the dances.

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Atmosphere of the primitive in the Hawaiian people was greatly enhanced by the capable manipulation of the drum, gourd, conch-shell and other simple stage effects.

In this Lokalia Montgomery continuously supporter the soloist, and revealed an artistry worthy of the best exponents of these effects.

Kawena Pukui was the excellent narrator. Continue reading

Early days of some of the greats, 1933.

PTA news
FOR ISLAND PARENTS & TEACHERS

CUMMINS SCHOOL

C. C. Robinson of the Y. M. C. A. spoke on “Developing Comradship Between Parents and Children” at the Liholiho P. T. A. meeting at Cummins school last Thursday evening. F. Nobriga, principal, introduced the speaker.

It was announced that there will be a sale of laulaus at the school on February 4, with Mrs. Kaulia in charge.

There will be a Valentine Party on February 14, for the faculty and P. T. A. officers.

Each month a different group has charge of the entertainment. At this meeting Mrs. Kaulia presented the following Hawaiian program which included hula, “Beauty” by Iolani Luahine; solo, Leimomi Kaulia; trio, Lydia Kaloio and companions; chant, Keahi Luahine; hula olapa, Helen Smythe; duet, Leimomi Kaulia and Mabel Kaulia; songs, “Akaka” by Emma Paishon and Iolani Luahine; hula, Lydia Kaloio and Julia Doyle, and hula, Lydia Kaloio. Continue reading

Iolani Luahine performance, 1949.

DANCES OF FIVE ISLANDS WILL BE INTERPRETED in the modern half of the hula concert to be given by Iolani Luahine and her group on Tuesday at 8 p. m. in McKinley high school auditorium. In this picture, left to right, Lei Miranda, Nani Chang and Lani Rodrigues are dancing the well known mele, “Maui No Ka Oi.” Another guest on the program will be Alfred Apaka singing, “I Will Remember You.”—Craig Stevens photo.

Iolani Luahine Will Dance Old, Modern Hulas in Concert Tuesday

The dignified and the humorous hulas and chants of old and modern Hawaii will be presented in the concert program, “Hula Hoolaulea o na Hawaii” by Miss Iolani Luahine on Tuesday evening at 8 in the McKinley high school auditorium.

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Miss Luahine, foremost interpreter of the ancient hula, will dance a prologue, the Hula Pele, two groups of gourd dances, Hula Ohelo; a group of drum dances; the Treadle board dance and the Hula kii.

She will also perform the paddle dance with her group.

“Kaulana na Pua o Hawaii,” a hula dating back to the 1890s will be Miss Iolani’s first modern dance offering. Continue reading