Videos of Waikiki
Welcome to our collection of videos of Waikiki. Back in its halcyon days, this was the favorite hang-out of King Kalakaua. The Merrie Monarch enjoyed holding forth and bending an elbow with his cronies, including the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, and some of the writer’s stories had their origins here. Everything changed with the end of Kalakaua’s reign, which gave way to the rise of the sugar barons and Republican oligarchy. This opened the gates to a quickly-swelling flood tide of visitors that poured into Hawai’i by ship and Pan Am China Clipper. The charming innocence of Waikiki buckled under the moneyed onslaught. But it’s still there, bruised and bewildered but still beckoning, for those who know how (not just where) to find it.
Mahalo i ka mea i loaʻa. – Be thankful for what you have.
“Hawaii Calls (1938)” (1:02:58)
“On the Beach at Waikiki” (3:36)
“Taking Waikiki” (35:28)
“Waikiki Beach Boys” (6:28)
“Waikiki, Honolulu, 1960s” (0:26)
“Waikiki in the Early Days” (10:38)
“Waikiki: Then and Now (1990)” (25:59)
“Where You Live: Waikiki” (7:04)
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