Edit ModuleShow Tags

From Our Files – July

HONOLULU Magazine and Paradise of the Pacific, chronicling the Islands since 1888.


Published:

JULY 1946: “Much of the festive air of ‘steamer day,’ missing from Honolulu’s waterfront during the war years, returned with the recent arrival of the Matsonia on its first postwar voyage since release from government control,” writes Paradise of the Pacific, predecessor to HONOLULU Magazine. With the end of the war, locals were once again allowed on the upper deck of the Honolulu Harbor pier to welcome arrivals (photo at right). The Royal Hawaiian Band and hula dancers also helped to commemorate the occasion. The only thing missing from the celebration was “the Matsonia’s gleaming white hull; although partially reconverted to her peacetime fittings, she still wears her outercoat of wartime gray.”

JULY 1966: Jackie Kennedy appears in the magazine as it changes its name from Paradise of the Pacific to HONOLULU Magazine. The former first lady vacationed in the Islands with son John (at left, with Kamokila Campbell at Kamehameha Day ceremonies) and daughter, Caroline. In between formal appearances at the Outrigger Club and ‘Iolani Palace, the Kennedys found time to relax on Kahala Beach and sightsee. When the Honolulu Star-Bulletin asked Kennedy why she decided to come to Hawai‘i, she responded, “At college, a group of girls from Hawai‘i were my friends. I had never heard any people speak of home with such nostalgia as they did—the waters, the winds, the names, the flowers, the peace—I always wanted to come to the place that was loved so much.”
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine February 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

Here’s How Hawai‘i Responded on Social Media to the False Ballistic Missile Alert

Ward Warehouse

A false alarm caused by human error sent the entire state of Hawai‘i into panic mode.

 

Twitter is Going Nuts Over Barack Obama’s Backward Hat and Rubbah Slippahs

Obama

Vacation mode: Activate.

 

6 Things You Need to Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Before You Eat a Salad

Rat lungworm disease

Everyone’s talking about the recent disease outbreak affecting the Islands. Find out what it is, where it comes from and how you can prevent it.

 

Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.

 


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags