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Rearview Mirror: Remembering Honolulu’s Hell’s Half Acre, Tin Can Alley

COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO 
                                Columbia Inn fed the cast and crew of the movie “Hell’s Half Acre” in 1953, including, seated, Leonard Strong, left, Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes; standing, Tosh Kaneshiro, left, and Jesse White. White was later known as the “lonely Maytag repairman” in washing machine commercials.
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COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO

Columbia Inn fed the cast and crew of the movie “Hell’s Half Acre” in 1953, including, seated, Leonard Strong, left, Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes; standing, Tosh Kaneshiro, left, and Jesse White. White was later known as the “lonely Maytag repairman” in washing machine commercials.

COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Keyes in front of the original Columbia Inn on the corner of Beretania and Mauna­kea streets, where the Chinese Cultural Center is today. Kaneshiro called it the “Gem in the Slums.”
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COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO

Keyes in front of the original Columbia Inn on the corner of Beretania and Mauna­kea streets, where the Chinese Cultural Center is today. Kaneshiro called it the “Gem in the Slums.”

COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO 
                                Columbia Inn fed the cast and crew of the movie “Hell’s Half Acre” in 1953, including, seated, Leonard Strong, left, Wendell Corey and Evelyn Keyes; standing, Tosh Kaneshiro, left, and Jesse White. White was later known as the “lonely Maytag repairman” in washing machine commercials.
COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Keyes in front of the original Columbia Inn on the corner of Beretania and Mauna­kea streets, where the Chinese Cultural Center is today. Kaneshiro called it the “Gem in the Slums.”