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 his 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 Hawaii by ship and Pan Am China Clipper. The charming innocence of Waikiki buckled under the moneyed onslaught.
Mahalo i ka mea i loaʻa. – Be thankful for what you have.
“Where You Live: Waikiki” (7:04)
“Kai Piha: Ka’ahele Ma Waikiki” (48:32)
“Waikiki Beach Boys” (6:28)
“Hawaii Calls (1938)” (1:02:58)
“On the Beach at Waikiki” (3:36)
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