This MGM short, which stars an all-dog cast, is about Trixie and Fido and their evil boss. They all work at the Dogville Department Store but the boss has his eye on Trixie and so frames ... See full summary »
Owing to a wrongly posted road sign, a newlywed couple drive into Death Valley instead of their intended destination. After two days in the desert, they meet three men, also lost, who now ... See full summary »
Most not familiar with Alaska see it as being perpetually cold and snow covered, which is not the case the summertime. The Inside Passage to Alaska is the longest protected waterway in the ... See full summary »
About an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, Utah is the ski resort of Alta, a former mining town, nestled within the Wasatch Mountains. Skiing and other winter alpine pursuits take place ... See full summary »
James A. FitzPatrick,
Virginia Guernsey Huidekoper
This Traveltalks entry focuses first on the architectural styles found in Arizona, then switches to the natural wonders in the state. After a visit to a dude ranch, the film ends with a ... See full summary »
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This travelogue starts with a bit of island history and a visit to the statue of King Kamehameha, who unified the islands in the 18th century. The statue, with a lei on its extended arm, welcomes the many travelers arriving at the shore. Honolulu's central location in Pacific trade routes as well as its strategic U.S. military base are mentioned. From there, it's hula time, then a trip to Waikiki, a look at young men in canoes, and a bird's eye view of the coastline. As we bid farewell, we hear the strains of "Aloha Oe."Written by
A picture postcard look at Hawaii is what we get in this James A. FitzPatrick short subject with Hawaiian chants in the background as he narrates in his usual dry style a brief history of the island.
It begins with some landmark sights in Honolulu, the capitol, with a look at the imposing Tower of Aloha before switching to some natives wearing colorful capes that were worn by the Kings of Hawaii; then we see the coloring of coral; women making floral wreaths to greet visitors; a few glimpses of dances to demonstrate the various hulas of Polynesian life; and an interesting shot of Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head mountains looming in the background.
The short closes with the narrator saying something about the crescent waves and the turquoise sea as the sun sets on the island paradise.
Mention is made of the U.S. Naval Station which would later undergo attack at Pearl Harbor, but it is not shown at all.
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