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Interview with Leslie Fullard-Leo

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Title:Interview with Leslie Fullard-Leo
Contributors:ʻ&&Hodges, Iwalani (interviewer)
Fullard-Leo, Leslie (interviewee)
Keywords:Family Life
Hotels and Restaurants
Land and Ownership
Sports
Travel
Date Issued:1986
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Source:13-98-1-86
Description:The eldest son of an Australian father and South African mother discusses arriving in Hawaii in 1915; purchase of Kaiulani Avenue property from Prince Kuhio; stucco home built by father; Waikiki streams and flooding; neighborhood familes, stores, and peddlers; Queen Liliuokalani's visits; Ainahau estate and fire; Ala Wai Canal dredging; schooling in England; merchant marine travel; Hollywood acting in 1940s; building of Kahili apartment hotel in 1952; development of Waikiki; lease of land to King's Alley; father's subcontracting work on Royal Hawaiian Hotel; mother's Olympics, Uluniu Club, and Outdoor Circle interests; his participation in the Hawaii Hotel Association; Waikiki clean-up campaigns; zoning laws in Waikiki; observations of early discrimination in Waikiki; Tantalus home; and intra- and inter-island social visits.
merchant marine, actor, hotel owner; Caucasian; male
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:75 min
25 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/30410
Coverage (Spatial):Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories


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