Swing Katz here and swinging! (at Hula Girl)
Our Hula Girl store is featured in the new edition of Hula Le’a magazine in Japan! #we’remasscommunicatingnow #magazines #hulagirl #Hula #we’reblowingup #japan #Hawaii #Hawaiianclothes
Hey, look what happened when I went to sign into Tumblr.com today. The background to their main sign in page was a picture of the inside of our store. Cool!
Our new store TV at Hula Girl streaming some Magnum PI today! And of course selling the official Magnum PI shirt collection. (at Hula Girl)
Al Pacino / Scarface getting business done in a Hawaiian shirt! Are you gonna tell him Hawaiian shirts aren’t cool? I don’t think so.
Ok, we should all know by now that Hollywood has had a love affair with Hawaii for nearly a century now (Don’t we all!)
Kauai has been a prime film location for numerous full-length feature movies bringing some of the world’s most famous movie stars to the island’s spectacular locations and communities. If you know Kauai well, you’ll recognize much of Kauai’s exquisite scenery and charming small towns in films, television series and commercials. Kauai has been selected to represent not only Hawaii, but also the South Pacific, Asia, South America, Africa and other tropical locales.
It all started in 1933, with the filming of White Heat, directed by Hollywood’s influential female director, Lois Weber. Originally titled Cane Fire, the feminist Weber worked with a diverse cast to show the angst of mixed ethnic love relationships. White Heat was released in June 1934. From there, Kauai has served over the decades as a movie location for more than sixty feature-length films shot by a host of national and international film-makers.
Sixteen years after the release of White Heat, Olympic swimmer, Esther Williams came to Kauai to film Pagan Love Song (1950). Rita Hayworth showed up in 1954 to star in Miss Sadie Thompson. Tony Curtis followed two years later to star in Beach Head. The international hit, South Pacific, was filmed entirely on Kauai’s north shore in 1958, starring Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi.
Jack Lemon and Ricky Nelson hung out on Kauai in 1960 to star in The Wackiest Ship in the Army. The 1960 film first connecting Elvis Presley with Hawaii, Blue Hawaii
also made Kauai’s former Coco Palms Hotel famous. Presley starred in three movies filmed in Hawaii. Following Presley to Kauai in 1963 were Hollywood’s macho men, John Wayne and Charlton Heston. They starred in Donovan’s Reef and Diamond Head.
Kauai has been the back drop for such movies as From here to Eternity & Honeymoon in Vegas. Hey, you guys remember that classic opening sequence of Raider’s of The Lost Ark? Yup, that was filmed here on Kauai too. More films like King Kong
Six Days, Seven Nights
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.
Kauai was featured as a film location for two action movies released in 2006 and 2007. The first, Tears of the Sun, starred Bruce Willis. The second, Tropic Thunder, included the masculine trio, Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr.
In fact there is a lot of filming planning on being done here in Hawaii not only does Hawaii Five-O continue to shoot their rebooted crime drama in O’ahu but in the near future Godzilla is going to be ripping apart Honolulu as well as parts of Kauai in (2014) & Captain Jack Sparrow plans on coming back here to Kauai once again to film parts of the 5th installment of his pirate adventures. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales release date sometime in (2015) Yikes! I can’t wait that long!
Hawaii has been hoping to broaden its appeal to films like the delayed Jurassic Park 4 by boosting its filming incentive program and it seems to be working. Places like Honolulu with larger populations will now offer filming tax credits of up to 20% (up from 15%), while the smaller islands will offer 25% (up from 20%). “We need to really step things up again. If we want to be in this industry, if we want to be in this game, this is the cost to do business,” the state’s Film Commissioner Donne Dawson told Hawaii News Now: “I’m all about the incremental growth and the managed growth that is not going to blow the door wide open, but is going to demonstrate that we can do this and do this responsibly.”
Now me Personally, I spent the last 25 years of my life living in Hollywood Ca. where movies were being made all around me everyday. I even worked in the business for Technicolor. Now I move to Hawaii and I’m still surrounded by the movies. I’m not complaining.. but it is kinda weird. Actually I think it’s pretty cool and I’m happy living here on Kauai. Being the movie enthusiast that I am I’m actually quite happy Kauai is one of Hollywood’s favorite filming locations.
Until next time, keep your eyes on the screen and your hands out of my popcorn. I’ll see you at the movies! Or who knows maybe you’ll see me in a movie that was filmed here on Kauai. I’ll be the guy in the background jumping up and down and waving my arms.
-Zippy Moondog at www.iLoveHulaGirl.com
Jim Carrey wearing a classic vintage Hawaiian Swaying Palms Aloha shirt.
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I wonder what movie he’s working on.
-Zippy Moondog from www.iLoveHulaGirl.com