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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Forty years ago, Brothers Cazimero May Day Concert at the Shell! 1978.

[Found under: “Show Biz: Wayne Harada”]

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For You a Lei Day Program. The Brothers Cazimero, who just appeared in Ken Rosene’s Hawaii Contemporary Music Festival, will do an “encore” of sorts come May Day. Yep, on Lei Day—May 1—Robert and Roland Cazimero will headline a May Day concert at the Waikiki Shell. Continue reading

Kawaiahau Glee Club performs at Progress Hall, 1904.

A NIGHT OF PLEASURE OF HALALII.*

The Kawaihau Glee Club announced that it will hold a night of pleasure of Halalii at Progress Hall, on the Ewa corner of Beritania and Fort Streets, tomorrow night. The club will get together with all its eighteen members, offering their merry voices and joyous music, while those who go there will spin with their partners. Continue reading

Hawaiian Halloween in LA, 1937.

WAIKIKI

Commencing
Saturday, Oct. 30

HAWAIIAN HALLOWE’EN
CELEBRATION–for 7 Days
–as in The Islands!

SOL HOOPII’S Orchestra

LENA MACHADO
PRINCE LEI LANI

ALOHA KAIMI Arrives from Honolulu to Join TANI MARSH in Interpretive Hulas!

NO COVER CHARGE

Hawaiian, Chinese and American
Cuisine — Special

DINNER SATURDAY $2.50
All Other Times $1.50

LA BREA AT BEVERLY               York 8183

Try a Poi Cocktail at “Noa-Noa”

(LA Times, 10/30/1937, p. 5)

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Los Angeles Times, Volume LVI. October 30, 1937, p. 5.

Beverly Noa, sophistication, 1959.

Sophistication is achieved in this classic shirt-sheath in charcoal brown. The fabric is a drip-dry, silk-finished blend. It is worn by Beverly Noa. The dress is belted in the striking new opalescent print, recently introduced by Alfred Shaheen, Limited.

(Star-Bulletin, 9/30/1959, p. 23)

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(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume 48, Number 231, Page 23. September 30, 1959.

Musical Entertainment at Kaumakapili Church, 1898.

CONCERT AT KAUMAKAPILI.

At the Concert to be given tomorrow night in Kaumakapili Church will be the Kawaiahao Girls’ School, Kamehameha Glee Club, Kamehameha School for Girls, Kawaihau Club, Hennessey and Kaai (mandolin and guitar), Misses H. Desha and Lydia Aholo (duet), Miss Rosina Shaw (solo), James McGuire (solo) and some others.

These are all people who are fine singers, and we hope that there will be many who come.

(Kuokoa, 4/1/1898, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVII, Helu 13, Aoao 2. Aperila 1, 1898.