How many of you guys were there?
LOST FILM - Honolulu,
August 14, 1945
READ THE PIECE BELOW BEFORE YOU WATCH THE MOVIE..
Great cars and you can see the beach, no hotels !!!!!
The long-awaited, much-deserved joy is very apparent here!
JUST THINK HOW THIS YOUNG LADY FELT WHEN
SHE DISCOVERED THE VIDEO HER FATHER SHOT.
Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. (Editor: some sailors also apparent!) How young they all were to do what they did.
This guy really captured a moment in history!
(You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You"
in the background, too)
Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945.
Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.
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Goof. I imagine someone took the home movie and punched it up with editing and sound but it's a great record.
That sounds like Jimmy Duranty doing the singing.
I was born less than 2 months later. It's hard to grasp the magnitude of that moment for those who didn't live it.
Great clip! You can tell the film was protected from exposure to heat and played very little. The colors are mostly sharp and crisp and there are very few film artifacts from over playing.
Love them cars.
Funny how you notice certain things. I zeroed right in on the fact that most of the cars were pretty dirty from road grime and what not. I've grown up so used to seeing neat old cars like that freshly washed and waxed and ready for the car show or cruise-in that it was unusual for me to see so many in need of a bath. (Yes, I know they had more on their minds, but that's not the point I'm making here.)
Again, great vid. Thanks for posting it.
Very good. Looks like a lot more sailors then the editor let on.