• Short Summary

    In the Pacific, two-thousand miles from anywhere, lies Hawaii. For tourists it's an island in?

  • Description

    1.
    Long shot Honolulu
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MS of Bishop Street, ship background, cars up street towards camera
    7 ft

    3.
    Hula girls, band, guitars
    8 1/2 ft

    4.
    Hula girls dancing
    11 1/2 ft

    5.
    Pan over group, hit crowd (14 1/2)
    19 ft

    6.
    Man with movie camera
    20 1/2 ft

    7.
    Girl in grass skirt wiggles hips, etc.
    25 ft

    8.
    Another man with camera
    27 1/2 ft

    9.
    Group holding up letters HAWAII
    29 1/2 ft

    10.
    U.S. missile
    31 1/2 ft

    11.
    Close-up same with U.S. Army on it
    33 ft

    12.
    Close-up sign PARKING 1st Hour 35 Cents
    34 1/2 ft

    13.
    Close-up sign "Tow away area"
    36 1/2 ft

    14.
    Long row of parking meters
    38 1/2 ft

    15.
    Close-up advertising sign - Drugs Self Service
    41 ft

    16.
    Long shot TV aerial
    43 ft

    17.
    Left going slow long shot of city
    48 ft

    18.
    Top shot city, spread out - mountain in background, Diamond Head lift, beach
    52 ft

    19.
    Long shot of building, The ALOHA Tower, Honolulu Statue of Liberty
    54 1/2 ft

    20.
    Long shot Palace
    57 1/2 ft

    21.
    Statue of King Kamehameha
    61 ft

    22.
    Sign
    65 ft

    23.
    Long shot Fort Street, traffic zooms about
    70 ft

    24.
    Long shot pedestrians (free forced crossing)
    73 ft

    25.
    Street sign (Woolworths and bus)
    77 ft

    26.
    Another intersection (similar to above)
    80 1/2 ft

    27.
    Man having shoes shined
    83 ft

    28.
    Sign COCKTAIL LOUNGE, pan down 83 1/2 semi naked woman with snake around her
    85 1/2 ft

    29.
    Closer shot same
    87 ft

    30.
    3 Hawaiians followed by U.S. matron (87 1/2)
    89 ft

    31.
    Neon sign City Grill Dispenser, Liquors, pan down to sidewalk (90 1/2)
    92 1/2 ft

    32.
    Long about drive in restaurant with Coke sign in foreground
    94 1/2 ft

    33.
    Hawaiin girl serving man in car
    97 1/2 ft

    34.
    Sign "Rent a car", 6 dollars a day plus 10 cents a mile - pan to latest model Chev car
    103 ft

    35.
    Four storey parking lot (modern building)
    106 ft

    36.
    Hawaiian Trust building
    109 1/2 ft

    37.
    Long shot another new building - coffee and cocktail lounge, peculiar shape
    112 ft

    38.
    New shopping centre under construction
    116 1/2 ft

    39.
    Cathedral (St. Andrews built 1953) modern style
    119 1/2 ft

    40.
    New U.S. car down road, pan off 120 1/2 (University of Hawaii sign)
    122 1/2 ft

    41.
    Long about University buildings, again all modern
    125 ft

    42.
    Group students, mixed races
    127 1/2 ft

    43.
    Polynesian youth walks by
    129 1/2 ft

    44.
    Jap girl sits writing
    131 ft

    45.
    European girl, Jap man
    133 1/2 ft

    46.
    Long shot students going into University building
    136 ft

    47.
    Long shot of Harbor area
    139 ft

    48.
    Long shot boats tied up at Kewalo Basin
    141 ft

    49.
    Sampan called "AMBERJACK"
    144 ft

    50.
    Square rigger "California", angle shot masts, with adv. on top sail to boat itself
    148 ft

    51.
    Native crew on sampan (motorised)
    151 ft

    52.
    Pan along another sampans
    154 1/2 ft

    53.
    Long shot aircraft carrier in Pearl Habor
    157 1/2 ft

    54.
    Close sign main gate Pearl Harbour Naval Base
    160 ft

    55.
    Cars drive in to base
    163 ft

    56.
    Naval ships berthed in battle ship row (destroyers frigates, etc.)
    164 ft

    57.
    Long shot cruiser San Paul sailing, men on deck, salute 'Arizona'
    168 ft

    58.
    Track along the wreck of 'Arizona' U.S. Flag flies half mast
    172 1/2 ft

    59.
    Track along wreck of 'Utah'
    175 1/2 ft

    60.
    Track along amphibians
    178 ft

    61.
    Long shot of whole base (from sea)
    181 ft

    62.
    Men over bamboo bride, banyon tree back in international village
    184 ft

    63.
    Courtyard, people milling round
    187 ft

    64.
    2 Negroes over bridge - see sign 189 1/2
    192 ft

    65.
    Jap women walk in Hawaiian dress in courtyard
    195 ft

    66.
    Bar in grass hut, people round
    198 ft

    67.
    Row native huts where make leis
    200 ft

    68.
    Close-up sign "Arthurs"
    201 ft

    69.
    Woman sits outside making leis (leis behind on wall)
    204 ft

    70.
    Close-up face (Polynesian)
    206 ft

    71.
    Semi close-up ditto - box on knee says Lucky Lager
    208 ft

    72.
    Close-up hands making leis
    211 ft

    73.
    Kalasha Avenue, modern Waikiki
    215 ft

    74.
    MS of tourist shop
    217 1/2 ft

    75.
    Close-up sign Bishop's National Bank
    219 ft

    76.
    Angle shot Bishop's Bank foyer, pan to Bishop place, stream cars crawl along
    225 ft

    77.
    Two in MG car
    227 1/2 ft

    78.
    Musclemen walk past in swimmers
    230 1/2 ft

    79.
    Sign "HAWAIIAN VILLAGE HOTEL", pan at 232 to revolving sign "Authentic hula every Sunday in Chinese Dragon Room"
    234 ft

    80.
    Long shot of dome of hotel (reception room)
    236 1/2 ft

    81.
    Angle shot skyscraper block of building
    238 1/2 ft

    82.
    People under beach umbrellas beside pool pan to show beach 241 1/2
    241 1/2 ft

    83.
    Another pub on beach front
    244 ft

    84.
    Royal Hawaiin Hotel
    248 ft

    85.
    Long shot surf boat coming in on shallow surf
    252 ft

    86.
    Three surf riders come in on boards
    258 1/2 ft

    87.
    Group women tourists in outrigger
    263 1/2 ft

    88.
    Modern catamoran beaching
    268 ft

    89.
    Girl in bikini, others on beach
    271 ft

    90.
    Long shot people lying on beach
    273 ft

    91.
    Long shot looking towards Diamond Head
    276 ft

    92.
    Long shot breakers (small ones) roll in
    278 1/2 ft

    93.
    Long shot main surf beach
    283 ft

    94.
    Long shot of Honolulu
    286 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the Pacific, two-thousand miles from anywhere, lies Hawaii. For tourists it's an island in the ???....a place where life is slow and easy, a world of guitars and the hula....
    Each year two-hundred-thousand visitors flock to Kapioloni Park to see the hula. And there are the inevitable movies to show the folks at home. The hula is even taught in some schools.

    But Hawaii, although isolated has not escaped the pattern of today. Already it has a guided weapons base, guarding mainland shores... And already it has the restrictions and the curbs of other capitals.

    But civilisation has left other marks....modern shops withdraw amenities and of course, television. Three commercial stations flourish in this city of six-hundred-thousand people, built along the moon-like volcanic coast.

    On the horizon is Diamond Head Mountain ???
    The Aloha tower, which dominates the harbor is Hawaii's statue of Liberty. And, Iolani's Palace, now the executive building, watched over by King Kamehameha, who conquered and united the islands in 1790. Now Hawaii is linking up with the United States. During next year it will formally become the fiftieth state. Now downtown Honolulu, heart of an expanding city, throbbing with people....
    This is a "free for all" pedestrian crossing, used at every intersection in the city proper. Under this system, vehicle traffic may proceed until the lights turn red. Then pedestrians may cross in any direction.

    Walk anywhere in Honolulu and you'll find something typically American....a show-shine stand....or perhaps a cocktail lounge. For today, after sixty-one years of administration the American influence has never been greater.

    Many drive-in restaurants lie close to the city. There Polynesian girls bring your meal to the car. If you haven't a car you can hire one -- the latest models, too. Minimum charge: six dollars a day.

    Parking stations are becoming part of the scene. Nearby the modern, but dignified building of the Hawaiian Trust Company contrasts with the modern influence....a contemporary coffee and cocktail bar near the highway. Difference again is a drive-in shopping centre, being built near the city. When complete it will contain eighty shops. Even cathedrals -- this is St. Andrew's -- have a modern flavour.

    Hawaii University is centre of the Island's education -- a system typically American. And, last year about nine-thousand students attended its classes. They were of every race, color and creed. For in Hawaii alone, there are no fewer than sixty-four racial types.

    A secondary port...the Kemalo Basin, lies a mile-and-a-half from the city. This is the home port of the island's commercial fishing fleet. And, moored here are boats of every size and shape....from sampans with engines to a quare rigged brigantine. Most of the boats are owned by Japanese but have Hawaiian crews and are engaged in tuna fishing. They're all painted a bright, dazzling orange.

    Seven miles from Honolulu is Pearl Harbor ... site of the greatest naval station under the American flag, and scene of the surprise Japanese attack in 1941. In two hours, eighteen American ships were sunk or crippled.

    Today, as ships leave port the crews salute one of the wrecks....the ARIZONA....left partly submerged as a tribute to the 12-hundred men who drowned when she sank in eight minutes. Nearby lies the UTAH.

    Pearl Harbor today is a formidable place, bristling with guns, rockets, planes and ships: America doesn't intend to be caught napping again. But, underneath Honolulu is still a tourist resort....
    And, the international village near Waikiki Beach, is the tourist's mecca. Here everyone is welcome, regardless of race, color or religion, whether he be diplomat, beachcomber, prince or pirate.

    Here you can buy anything from liquor at a unique bar, to clothes, jewellery or antiques on display in thatched huts. At Arthur's any time, you can watch a Polynesian woman make keis....a symbol of Hawaiian hospitality, as old as the Polynesian people themselves.

    And here's the modern Waikiki....built to complement the famous beach....a place of wide boulevards, and modern shops....shops at which the tourists spend 65-million dollars a year. And here's Bishop's national bank, founded by a white man who married an Hawaiian Princess. Through marriage he gained Oahu Island, and made his fortune. That's Bishop Place...

    Dress on these sunny islands is strictly informal, even at the Hawaiian Village Hotel.....

    This is the hotel's reception hall, widely used for conferences....and there's accommodation for hundreds of guests....outdoors is made for lazy days.

    At the hotel Waikikian the story is the same....and no less so at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki's oldest and grandest hotel.....

    Down at the beach, which is sheltered by a reef, the surf is ideal for boats and boards.....

    Everywhere, tourists are spending the day in their own way. After all they're on holiday....far from the cares of the workaday world....
    So this is Hawaii, U.S.A., of which Mark Twain said: "For me its balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun, the pulsing of its surf-beat is in my ear. It's always with me this Paradise of the Pacific...."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QXOF1S7V58ZCJ54DQ9FWP5EE
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QXOF1S7V58ZCJ54DQ9FWP5EE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:38:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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