Travelogue showing the beautiful scenery and hula dancers of Hawaii.
Hawaii, United States of America (USA).
Various shots show middle-aged Hawaiian women in flowery dresses and hats playing guitars and ukuleles while hula girls in grass skirts dance before them. Elderly women sit on mats in a village and thread flower garlands (leis) and weave mats. A Hawaiian man and woman travel down a water lily-covered river in a traditional boat (he paddles it along). Several shots show an unnamed city; a car park (!); American and Hawaiian flags flying; an open air shopping mall called Ala Moana.
At Sea Life Park on the island of Oahu we see several shots of dolphins, porpoises and whales being fed in a large lake enclosure; spectators watch from a pirate boat moored in the enclosure; more sit beside the lake and watch the creatures do tricks. M/S of the exterior of Ilikai Hotel; L/S of the view over the waterfront and harbour as we go up in the glass lift. Views of the sea and swimming pool from high up in the hotel. Various beach shots: palm trees, western sunbathing girls in bikinis (with orange tans), Hawaiian girls frolic in the waves, men surfing on the waves.
We take a boat trip out of the harbour with three young men - the sea is so blue! L/Ss of the coast and Diamond Head mountain. L/S of a Pan Am aeroplane coming in to land at Honolulu Airport; passengers coming off the plane are greeted with a lei (flower garland) and a kiss from Hawaiian girls. In a waterside garden two hula girls decorate a boat with leis; three hula girls in patterned skirts do a traditional dance.
Several shots show a Luau - a Hawaiian feast somewhat like a huge barbecue - at dusk beside a hotel; two men carry a roasted pig on a stretcher through the seated crowd. Commentator says the pigs are roasted in an underground oven with sweet potatoes and pineapple - mmm! L/S of a beach and coastline at dusk / twilight. I want to be here!
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