Theatres of Hawaii (Images of America Series)

Theatres of Hawaii (Images of America Series)

by Lowell Angell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738581606
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,261,365
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Lowell Angell, born and raised in Honolulu, became fascinated with Hawaiian theatres as a teenager and had his first summer job with Consolidated Amusement Company. He has been actively involved with theatres for more than 45 years as an avid historian and preservationist. He is the immediate past president and current secretary of the Theatre Historical Society of America, a national nonprofit organization; a cofounder and past president of the Hawai’i Theatre Center, the group that saved and restored Honolulu’s 1922 Hawai‘i Theatre; a former board member of Hilo’s Friends of the Palace Theater; and a director of Honolulu’s Friends of the Queen Theater. He lives in Honolulu and is with the University of Hawai‘i.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Years in the Kingdom of Hawai'i 9

2 The New Territory of Hawai'i 17

3 Downtown Palaces and More Playhouses 33

4 Neighborhood Theatres Everywhere 65

5 he Waikiki Theatre, Honolulu's Tropical Jewel 89

6 Hawai'i at War and Afterwards 107

7 Innovation and the Last Hurrah 123

Index 127

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