Updated at 9:23 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Film historian offering Pearl Harbor program
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Writer
Fredrick, who collects rare Hawai'i-themed films, has assembled a blend of films that depict Hawai'i during the war years, at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at a VIP screening room. Cost is $10; call 395-0674 for location, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
The program will include "Hawaii During World War II: The Movies and the Music of the 1940s," with vintage newsreel images filmed during the attack by Japan at Pearl Harbor that triggered World War II. Also on the bill: Porky Pig, in a rare Looney Tunes cartoon, and musical shorts featuring Lani McIntire and His Aloha Islanders.
"It's a mixed-plate of film comedy and historic tragedy," said Fredrick of the films. "We will be looking at original film prints from 60 to 65 years ago. These films are not DVDs or video copies. We have the real McCoy here. Some of these films have not been seen in Hawai'i since World War II."
Fredrick also will guide a historic walking tour to the recreation sights and entertainment hangouts frequented by U.S. servicemen during their O'ahu stay.
The tour will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 9, at the Kamehameha I statue on King Street; it is a 2.5-mile trek through Downtown and Chinatown sites that will point out pool halls, taverns, diners and dancehalls favored by servicemen.
Cost is $20. Reservations are also required at 395-0674.
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