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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