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Interiors...

This was Lava Samoan 6, judging by the view of New Hebrides 3.  The interior was by an unknown decorator.  We may sniff a little now, but hey, then we thought they were marvelous, director’s chairs and all.

The beaded curtain lent the perfect exotic touch.

On another visit for us, when we were a bit higher on the food chain, we were able to splurge on a hale decorated in green.  It’s a New Hebrides, but I can’t remember which one.  It might have been NH4, judging by the reflection of the ocean in the door.

Lu'au, KVR style...

In the early days, the lu'au was held in the Hale Moana, where a screen was erected and a long, narrow platform was installed for the dances.  The Kimitete family was very much in evidence.

The costumes were beautiful and the dancing was excellent. I have no record (nor memory) of the music or drumming that must have accompanied it all.  Oddly, I didn’t even get pictures.

That was almost 40 years ago!  This Kimitete youngster sure was cute then.

I don’t know the exact year of this picture, but it was in the 1971-74 period.  The Hale Ho’okipa, where the lu’au are now, was built in 1978.