Colour film of VJ Day 1945, Honolulu, Hawaii

’65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki, Honolulu, capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender.’

- Richard Sullivan

This capsule was curated by Spaghetti Hoop productions

4 comments to Colour film of VJ Day 1945, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • qka

    A very well done sound track to what I am sure was originally silent film.

    That guy doing the trick with his belly @ 0:59 in is a hoot!

  • Jamie

    I could have done without the sappy soundtrack. the film is superb though.

  • Ben

    Terrific – and liked the soundtrack!

  • Val

    Really nice to see the troops getting to celebrate for their efforts. Very cool old film. Sadly, we cannot celebrate by dragging an enemy flag behind the car as we don’t know what flag they’re flying from one day to the next.

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