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Interview with John C. Ernstberg

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Title: Interview with John C. Ernstberg
Interviewer: &#699&&Hodges, Iwalani
Interviewee: Ernstberg, John C.
Keywords: Entertainment
Hotels and Restaurants
Issue Date: 1985
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A former beach boy remembers his parents and grandparents, Waikiki neighborhood, the Natatorium, and trolleys. He also describes caddying at the Waialae Country Club; Outrigger and Hui Nalu clubs; surboard polo; playing music at Moana pier and Waikiki hotels; Hawaiian fishing customs; beach boy personalities; wartime work as a Board of Water Supply oiler; and lifeguard career at Hanauma Bay and Waikiki.
golf caddy, beach boy, oiler, lifeguard; Hawaiian-German; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 2 hr, 45 min
50 pages
Geographic Coverage: Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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