Ray Kinney Band, 1940.

The picture above is of Ray Kinney, and he will be seen with his three friends, who are the band that plays at the Hotel Lexington [in New York], and some Hawaiian Girls; they are here to perform for three days at the Mamo Theater [Halekeaka Mamo], beginning on this day, February 21. With Kinney (on the far right), are Keoki Kainapau, Tommy Castro, Sammy Makea and Nick Paul.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/21/1940, p. 3)

O ke kii e kau ae la maluna...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIV, Number 43, Aoao 3. Feberuari 21, 1940.

Ray Kinney and group from the Lexington Hotel performing in his hometown, Hilo, 1940.

ON THE STAGE

Coming To The

MAMO

THEATRE

FEB 21 – 22 – 23

In Person

Ray

KINNEY

LEXINGTON HOTEL

HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA

DIRECT FROM NEW YORK

WITH

MEYMO [Ululani] HOLT

George Kainapau

TOMMY CASTRO

[Lillian] LEIMOMI WOODD

LEILANI IAEA

[illegible group of names]

Direct From Honolulu

[It seems the Senate Honored the entertainers and workers of the Lexington Hotel’s Hawaiian Room on its 75th anniversary just the other month!

There is also going to be a presentation related to this at the Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program on Saturday, September 15, 2012)

Unfortunately, the available digital image is as seen below, the actual  newspaper image should probably be much more clear and legible.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/21/1940, p. 4)

ON THE STAGE

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIV, Number 43, Page 4. Pepeluali 21, 1940.