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Interview with Doveline "Tootsie" Notley Steer

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Title:Interview with Doveline "Tootsie" Notley Steer
Contributors:ʻ&& (interviewer)
Hodges, Iwalani (interviewer)
Steer, Doveline "Tootsie" Notley (interviewee)
Hawaiians - Lifestyles
Hotels and Restaurants
World War II
Date Issued:1985
Series:Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Source:13-38-1-85, 13-39-1-85, 13-42-2-85, 13-43-2-85
Description:A Hawaiian woman tells of her grandparents and aunt; family property; Buckle Street and Anapuni Street homes, gardens, and furnishings; schooling, including Lincoln School and, later, University of Hawaii; hula studies and teachers; Kanakaole sisters; 1925 move to Kalia; neighborhood and activities; hotels; Fort DeRussy soldiers; Squattersville; Mabel King; shellfish, fish and limu (seaweed) availability off Waikiki; Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club dancers, concerts, and serenading; boat days; celebrity tourists; modeling work with photographer Edward Steichen; account of Pearl Harbor attack eve in Waikiki; wartime entertaining at army installations; marriage to Colonel Frank Steer; Kodak Hula Show; entertaining royalty; May Day in Waikiki; and tourist seasons.
dancer, model, hula teacher; Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:4 hr, 20 min
69 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Kailua, Oahu
Appears in Collections: Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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