A mele for Jack, the son of Tarzan, 1920.

HOOHENO NO JACK TAZANA.

Anoai ke aloha nou e Keaka,
Ka hanau kahi a Tazana:
Ka opu rose i mohala ae,
I kupu a ulu i Enelani.
Ua like a like me ka papa,
Ka lima wikani pukonakona:
Hoohihi li’aloko no Akuta,
Ike nae i ka aina malihini.
Pau ka manaolana no ka hoi mai,
E ike i ka nani a o ka makua:
Nau i olali hookahi aku,
Ia kula mehameha he kanaka ole.
Hookahi pailaka a o Akuta,
A loaa Miriama me ka enemi;
Aole i hopo iho hoi o Keaka,
Kaukani enemi ke ku mai.
Oniu ko pahi ma ka lima hema,
Olapa ka uwila i ka enemi:
Kokua Akuta me ka maalahi,
Ola ai ka nohona o ia aina.
Hu ae ke aloha no ka aina,
Me ka poli pumehana a o ka makua;
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Ka lima hei o ka oniu pahi.

JOHN H. MAMALA.

Ahukini Landing, Kauai.

[The Tarzan stories were extensively translated in the Hawaiian Language Newspapers!]

(Kuokoa, 2/13/1920, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 7, Aoao 4. Feberuari 13, 1920.

Tarzan in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers, 1917–1931.

Just as the previous “Tarzan of the Apes” advertisement said, Kuokoa was running a Tarzan story while the movie was playing! Tarzan stories were apparently very popular as they were translated in the papers for many, many years.

Kuokoa

“He Moolelo no Tazana, a i ole, Ka Hiena o na Ululaau Anoano o na Kapakai o Aferika” 11/30/1917–5/10/1918 (Tarzan of the Apes),

5/10/1918–11/8/1918 (Return of Tarzan)

11/8/1918–3/7/1919 (The Beasts of Tarzan)

“He Moolelo no Keaka Tazana: Ka Weli o na Ululaau Mehameha o Aferika a o ka Hoaloha o na Holoholona Ahiu” 11/7/1919–5/21/1920

Hoku o Hawaii

“He Moolelo no Tarzan me ka Liona Gula” 3/22/1923–9/11/1924 (Tarzan and the Golden Lion)

“He Moolelo no Tarzan: Ke Alii o na Mabu ao ka Mea Laka Ole” 9/18/1924–3/1/1927 (Tarzan the Untamed)

3/8/1927–6/18/1929 (Tarzan the Terrible)

6/25/1929–12/22/1931 (Return of Tarzan)

Ola o Hawaii

[Unfortunately, this publication is not online. I need to check for dates and title.]

Tarzan and Chaplin! 1919.

TONIGHT, 7:45

THIS IS THE LAST SHOW, COME WATCH

Shown at Day on This Friday and Tomorrow,

2:45, at Liberty Theater

BIJOU THEATRE

Charlie Chaplin

—In—

“A Dog’s Life” [“Ke Ano o ke Ola Ana o ka Ilio”]

A Movie Full of Excitement.

TARZAN of the APES [TAZANA o na MAPU]

The Hyena of the Jungle of Africa and the One Whose Story is Being Run in the Kuokoa Newspaper.

Entrance: 20 and 35 Cents. Reserved Seats [Noho i Hookaawaleia], 55 Cents.

Ticket Box Open from the Hours of 10 a. m. to 9 p. m. Telephone 3937

[It is interesting to see that this ad is in Hawaiian, when the movies themselves were in English.]

(Kuokoa, 1/17/1919, p. 2)

MA KEIA PO, HORA 7:45

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 3, Aoao 2. Ianuari 17, 1919.