Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Old color movies of Honolulu on VJ Day, 1945 (& maybe a glimpse of Kona)

A lost world.

Very cool video assembled from 16mm film by Richard Sullivan (who also shot the film, according to a comment by his son, here). Interesting shots of how Honolulu looked in August 1945, and at the 3:04-3:08 mark what looks like a woman enjoying the view from the upper road between Kona and Waimea( near where the scenic viewpoint turnoff is now, it appears), looking towards Pu'uanahulu and Kohala. Anybody else see that?

On a related note, the kissing nurse in the famous VJ Day photo passed away this past Sunday.

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