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Dancing with fame


  • COURTESY THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER
    Finalists for Hawaii’s 1938 Hula Queen title from left:?Alice Kealoha Holt, Miss Kauai; Dorothy Dudoit, Miss Molokai; Alice Keahi Bright, Miss Oahu; Rita Lum Ho, Miss Maui; and Ethel Moniz, Miss Hawaii.
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  • COURTESY OF THE INDEPENDENT, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
    The caption accompanying this 1938 photo of Holt reads:?“Less menacing, more pleasing than pictures of war you’ve been looking at past weeks is this photo of Alice Kealoha Holt. And the reason you’re looking at Alice is that she reigns as ‘1938 Queen of the Hula’ after out-hulaing other Hawaiian belles in inter-island competition. Alice got a trip to the U.S. as a prize, so maybe you’ll see her in person, you hope.”

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