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

SELECTED FILMS FOR THE SETTLEMENT

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

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I wonder if this ever happened, and if it did, if the recordings are still around, 1934.

Genuine Hulas to Be Preserved In Series of Motion Pictures

Aid of modern motion pictures and phonographs will be enlisted to preserve the Hawaiian hula as it was danced in Kalakaua’s days, so that burlesque innovations will not cause the dance to degenerate in years to come, it was announced Monday when Akoni Mika, 68-year-old hula master, arrived here from his home at Keaukaha, Hilo. Continue reading

Kaili Trio performing at Kauai’s Tip Top Theatre, 1922.

THE 4 HORSEMEN of the APOCALYPSE

with a Six Piece Orchestra

playing the music which was written especially for this picture.

The Four Horsemen is considered to be the most wonderful photo-play ever filmed and the music will add materially to its enjoyment. DO NOT FAIL TO SEE THIS ATTRACTION

FRIDAY and SATURDAY

PRICES: 25c 50c and $1.00 Reserved Seats now on Sale at the Lihue Store, Phone 641

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8

HAMILTON THEATRICAL CORP. PRESENTS

“The Greatest Truth”

A Paramount Picture

SUNDAY, NOV. 12

ADOLPH ZUKOR PRESENTS

Thomas Meighan in “The Bachelor Daddy”

A Paramount Picture

Wednesday

November 15

“MISTRESS OF THE WORLD

and

“NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE”

JACK HOLT AND BEBE DANIELS

in

“North of the Rio Grande”

THURSDAY, NOV. 9

The Famous Kaili Trio

in their

Superb Realistic Hawaiian
Vaudeville Production

Featuring their latest Hulas and Popular Songs
See “QUEENIE” in her original Hula-Hula Dance

GENERAL ADMISSION 25 and 75c – – – RESERVED $1.25

Reserved Seats on Sale at the Lihue Store

TIP TOP THEATRE

(Garden Island, 11/7/1922, p. 2)

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The Garden Island, Volume 18, Number 45, Page 2. November 7, 1922.

Building for movies and entertainment to be built in Kalaupapa, 1915.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Because of the benevolence of the Board of Health [Papa Ola], by them taking up the building of a Movie and Entertainment House for the Patient Colony [Kahua Ma’i] here, we therefore revoke our Requests put out by us to the Fundraising Committees which were approved by us. As for the Committees that collected money for this endeavor, please send it to the Secretary of the Committee, Mr. Joseph Aiona, or to the Superintendent [Lunanui] of this Patient Colony, Mr. J. D. McVeigh.

By way of the Committee, the people of the Patient Colony send their boundless thanks to the Fundraising Committees [Komite Ohi Dala] for this work, and to all those who gave their donation. May God bless us all in the Name of Jesus, Amen.  JOSEPH AIONA,

Secretary.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/30/1915, p. 3)

OLELO HOOLAHA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 10, Helu 30, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 30, 1915.

Duke Kahanamoku Off to Hollywood, 1936.

Kahanamoku Asks to Go to the Land of the Haole

Duke Kahanamoku [Kuke Kahanamoku] submitted his request to the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] to allow him to go with John Ford [Keoni Ford], a director [lunanui] of a movie company in Hollywood, to the land of the haole and to take a leave until the 7th of January of next year.

During his leave from his office, Charles H. Rose [Kale H. Rose] will take care of all of his duties.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 11/19/1936, p. 3)

Noi O Kahanamoku E Holo I Ka Aina Haole

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 9, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Novemaba 19, 1936.

More news from Kamehameha Schools as reported by the students, 1944.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha School”]

By BARRY ONTAI

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Ilona Momilani, a baby girl was welcomed into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Folinga Faufata on March 10.

The baby’s father, a graduate of Kamehameha with the class of 1935, is now an engineer at a power plant in Pearl Harbor.

The Fafatas reside on Kaunaoa Street in Kapahulu. Barbara, the eldest daughter, attends the Kamehameha kindergarten.

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The Saturday night activities for the student body on April 22, were calling and movies.

The senior division enjoyed dancing and a social gathering which began at 7:30 o’clock in the common room of Lunalilo hall.

Two color movies were shown to the junior division at the school for boys’ assembly hall.

“A Victory”, a picture filmed for the Junior Police Officers on the K.S.B. campus, featured Samuel Fontaine, brother of David Fontaine, low-eleventh student at K.S.B., and James Noa, a ninth grader at the school for boys.

In the second feature, “Make Way for Victory”, two boys of the Preparatory department, Kealoha Coleman and Kui Lee, had leading roles. There were also dances by the preparatory pupils directed by Mrs. Mary K. Pukui and Mrs. Lei Hapai.

These pictures were filmed in color by George Tahara, a student at the University of Hawaii. He has also made two previous showings to Kamehameha audiences. Continue reading

Honolulu on the big screen, 1915.

Movie of Honolulu Town.

Midday this past Monday, just as was announced some days ago, people crowded Hotel, Fort, King, and Bishop streets hoping to get their images in a movie of Honolulu which will be taken to the coming Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.

These places were just full of people and cars, pushing each other in their hope to get into a good place to be filmed; but there were many who were disappointed because they stood on the side of that camera that had no lens. Some chased after from Hotel, Fort, King, until Bishop streets. Continue reading