By Star-Advertiser |
May 15, 2022
| Updated on May 14, 2022 at 1:30 am
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 18, 1952
Two television sets in the studio of radio station KPOA have picked up the first televised test patterns in
Hawaii. Inspecting the patterns are officers of the KONA television station: Walter H. Dillingham, left,
George H. Bowles, Herbert M. Richards and George Varner.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 13, 1965
Grace Kawai, Hawaii’s 1964 Mother of the Year, has managed to successfully keep her family of nine
children and nine grandchildren together.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 26, 1979
Mary Ann McDonald models the Roadrunner Galaxie electric car, soon to be sold in Hawaii for $2,900.
With a pair of 3/4-horsepower motors and a top speed around 30 mph, the Galaxie is licensed as a moped
and although street-legal won’t be allowed on the freeway.
STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 12, 1962
A crowd gathers outside the newly renovated Cinerama Theatre at King Street and Kalakaua Avenue as a
brass band, two searchlights and movie star Henry Fonda help mark the theater’s opening. Moviegoers
took in a preview of “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” alongside Gov. John A. Burns and
U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JANUARY 14, 1989
Douglas Martin, left, and Edward Lafalle have a foosball face-off in Central Intermediate School’s
“Doghouse” recreation area, which is set to reopen.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JANUARY 1, 1955
Veteran amusement park operator Wally Yee has opened Joyland at the corner of Kona and Keeaumoku
streets, his newest attraction for youngsters ages 2-8. Joyland covers more than 2 acres and includes a
miniature railroad system, live ponies, a merry-go-round, water boats, an electric trolley and more.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 2, 1952
Pvt. Evelyn Mexia, left, shows Pvt. Rose Marie Crivello the art of rendering a snappy salute. The women,
who are both from the Big Island, are in the Women’s Air Force and stationed at Lackland Air Force Base
in San Antonio.