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The Johnson Collection - Hawaiian Vacation (1973)

Herbert L. Johnson

Silent | 1973

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  •  USS Arizona Memorial 
  •  Floral Parade during Aloha Week in Honolulu 
  •  Traditional Hawaiian dancers 
  •  At the beach 
  •  National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific 
  •  Hawaii State Capitol 
  •  Aliʻiolani Hale, the former seat of government of the Kingdom of Hawaii and Republic of Hawaii. The building currently houses the Hawaii State Supreme Court. The statue in front honors Kamehameha, the monarch who founded the Kingdom of Hawaii.  
  •  Rainbow over Honolulu 
  •  Dancers perform atop double-hulled canoes at the Polynesian Cultural Center 
  •  Opening in 1963, the Polynesian Cultural Center encompasses seven simulated tropical villages representing each of the major Polynesian cultures: Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa (present-day New Zealand), Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, and the Marquesas Islands. The Center features a variety of activities and cultural learning experiences, including luaus and a nightly show.   
  •  Picking pineapples 
  •  Laie Hawaii Temple 
  •  Dole Plantation and Mission Houses Museum 
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This 1973 home movie captures a couples trip to Hawaii. The Johnsons visit many of the top attractions on Oahu, beginning with a boat ride around Pearl Harbor. Next, they see the Parade of Flowers during Aloha Week. Now known as Aloha Festivals, the event is the largest celebration of Hawaiian culture in the United States. Then, the Johnsons tour the city, with stops at the Hawaii State Capitol and Aliʻiolani Hale. Later, they also visit Laie Hawaii Temple, the Dole Plantation, and the Mission Houses Museum. Finally, the Johnsons explore the Polynesian Cultural Center, where they watch the parade of canoes.