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Friday, April 13, 2018

Travel At 60: Hawaii, Elvis Style

Above, the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Elvis gave a fundraising benefit concert in Pearl
Harbor’s Bloch Arena on March 25, 1961 for the
USS Arizona Memorial. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

With the documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher due to premiere tomorrow night on HBO, Elvis awareness is running a bit high these days.

As such, Travel At 60 has an article on vacationing in "Hawaii, Elvis Style".

It starts out with:
On November 9, 1957 Elvis Presley arrived in Hawaii for the first of what would turn out to be many occasions. 
The previous day he’d telegrammed the local Honolulu Star newspaper, saying: “I know that I will enjoy your islands, I like to surf and swim. Have read about Hawaiian hospitality and am eagerly looking forward to same.” 
He was clearly very happy with what he found, as he returned to Hawaii again and again – for movies (Blue Hawaii in 1961, Girls Girls Girls in 1962 and Paradise, Hawaiian Style in 1965), for concerts (including the first-ever concert to a worldwide audience) and for personal holidays. 
During those trips Elvis visited a number of locations that are today considered iconic Hawaiian landmarks – so follow in his footsteps and let the King be your guide on a tour of one of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands. Aloha from Oahu!
Above, the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Rainbow Tower. Elvis Presley
once booked the entire top floor of the Tower. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

To read more, go here.

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