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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Elvis, Godzilla and the Hilton Hawaiian Village

Besides being Elvis Presley's preferred Waikiki hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village was also featured in the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures 2014 feature, Godzilla. So one can say that the hotel attracted kings: the King of Rock 'N Roll and the King of the Monsters.

Here's a screen shot from Godzilla showing the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Rainbow Tower the next day after the first meeting of Godzilla and M.U.T.O.:

Here is the crowd waiting for Elvis Presley's arrival in 1973 for his "Aloha From Hawaii" special with the Rainbow Tower in the background and the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon at left:

Here's the raw video of Elvis Presley's arrival:

Here's a shot of the Rainbow Tower behind the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon that I took last May:

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