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Interview with Joseph Y. K. Akana
|Title:||Interview with Joseph Y. K. Akana|
|Contributors:||ʻ&&Hodges, Iwalani (interviewer)|
Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi (interviewer)
Akana, Joseph Y. K. (interviewee)
|Series:||Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories|
|Source:||13-12-1-85, 13-17-1-85, 13-18-2-85, 13-32-3-85|
|Description:||A well-known beach boy recalls his parents, home and Waikiki neighborhood. He covers the Stonewall gang, Waikiki and Kaahumanu schools, and his beach boy activities with rich and famous tourists. In the second session, he plays the ukulele and sings beach boy songs.|
beach boy, mortician, cargo specialist; Hawaiian-Chinese; male
Interview conducted in English.
|Pages/Duration:||2 hr, 20 min|
|Coverage (Spatial):||Hawaii Kai, Oahu|
|Appears in Collections:||
Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories|
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