This 1927 postcard of the Royal Hawaiian, which commanded the southern Oahu coastline, shows a very different Waikiki than today's tourist mecca, where hotels of all sizes line the shore. // (c) The Royal Hawaiian
Royal Hawaiian Orchestra c1956 - Pierson Thal (1911-1985) in the white jacket on the right was the director of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Orchestra from 1956 to 1961. Looks like the band included a string bass, drums, cornet, trumpet, and three saxophones. Sure wish I had seen these guys. From an old Ki'i Hawaii postcard.