Naniloa Hotel in Hilo opens, 1940.

Naniloa Hotel

In the evening of this past Saturday, the New Hotel of Hilo nei, the “Naniloa Hotel” [Hokele Naniloa] opened officially. During that time, the musical group of Ray Kinney performed the music for the opening. Something great in that performance of music to dedicate and entertain, was the singing of the mele that was composed for the hotel. Mrs. Eliza K. Osorio was the one who performed the song with her singers. Continue reading

Naniloa Hotel opens, 1940.

ANNOUNCEMENT

A Warm Invitation Is Extended To All To Come And Tour The Naniloa Hotel, The New Most Beautiful Home And Most Modern, Anytime Until Friday, February 23, From 1 P. M. Until 9 P. M. Daily.

[It seems that the Naniloa Hotel, brand new in 1940 is being renovated today!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/21/1940, p. 2)

HOOLAHA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIV, Number 43, Page 2. Feberuari 21, 1940.

Musical Group, The Bohling Sisters, 1940.

The Five Bohling Sisters

Photograph by Oue Studio, Kealakekua

This group of skilled sisters will appear with their musicians and sing and hula at a concert with the Hawaii County Band [Bana Kalana o Hawaii] on Friday, December 20th, and at the Naniloa Hotel, Hilo, on Saturday, December 21, while being broadcast on KHBC.

Beginning from the left are the sisters: Hattie, Carrie Leialoha, Charlotte, Annie Lana and Bella Luana. Carrie Leialoha and Annie Lana are twins and are playing special.

[Anyone have any information on this musical family? Charlotte Bohling wrote a regular column for the Hoku o Hawaii reporting the news from Kona.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/11/1940, p. 1)

Na Hoahanau Elima A Bohling

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXV, Number 33, Page 1. Dekemaba 11, 1940