VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.
I am glad that there were people shooting footage of the events around them in 1945, especially in color.
From the producer of the film:
65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are more still images from this amazing day, in color, at discoveringhawaii.com
Hat Tip: John Batson via email.