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Interview with Leslie Fullard-Leo

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Title: Interview with Leslie Fullard-Leo
Interviewer: &#699&&Hodges, Iwalani
Interviewee: Fullard-Leo, Leslie
Keywords: Family Life
Hotels and Restaurants
Land and Ownership
Issue Date: 1986
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
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.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 75 min
25 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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