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Sunday, August 22, 2010

VJ Day in Honolulu Hawaii
August 14, 1945

Screen Capture from VJ Day in Honolulu




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.


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