From Our Files
In 1888, King Kalakaua issued a royal charter, commissioning a magazine. Then titled Paradise of the Pacific, this publication became HONOLULU Magazine, making it the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi.
1958An ad for Primo beer that appeared in Paradise of the Pacific. Hawaii Brewing Corp., which produced the popular local beer, closed in 1979, and a Detroit Brewery acquired the Primo name in the early ’80s, continuing the line until 1998. In 2007, Pabst Brewing revived the brand by introducing a new Primo Beer in Hawaii bars and restaurants.
1963Paradise of the Pacific profiles architect George "Pete" Wimberly, who designed some of the Islands' most distinguished buildings—Tripler Hospital, the Coco Palms on Kauai, the Waikikian hotel and, recently, the Sheraton Maui. "He could probably be called, with all accuracy, the man most responsible for restoring sanity to Hawaii's architecctural scene," Paradise writes.
"Wimberly decided long ago... that what is wonderful in New York may be passable when copied in Detroit but when built in Hawaii it is as much out of place as an igloo on the Nile."
1993HONOLULU Magazine publishes its third annual "Best of" issue. Among readers picks: