VJ Day August 14, 1945 - Honolulu

VJ Day, Honolulu Hawaii, August 14, 1945 from Richard Sullivan on Vimeo.

65 Years Ago my Dad shot this film along Kalakaua Ave. in Waikiki capturing spontaneous celebrations that broke out upon first hearing news of the Japanese surrender. Kodachrome 16mm film: God Bless Kodachrome, right? I was able to find an outfit (mymovietransfer.com) to do a much superior scan of this footage to what I had previously posted, so I re-did this film and replaced the older version There are still images from this amazing day, in color, at discoveringhawaii.com --Richard Sullivan

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

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Thanks, Mike.

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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LLE said it was priceless.. Yes Mike it is.. God bless you for putting this up.. My Dad had SP duty in San Diego that night.. He always talked about it like it was one of the best nights of his life..

Was just going to say i wish he was here to see this.. But somehow i think they all are..

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 1:58 PM

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outstanding

simply outstanding

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Historic film. Priceless is indeed the word.

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I'm drawn back to this film like the moth to light analogy.. I think a lot of it is the sound track "I'll be seeing you" is perfect for it.. Was it in Casablanca as well.. Not 100% on that, but thinking it was.. Does anyone have the band on this one.. think its Nat, but if im wrong on Casablanca it's double error time..

Seriously LLE.. did you break out the bugle today, are is that on the agenda for tomorrow..

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Absolutely wonderful to see this.
A proud nation celebrating!
I can only hope for a return.

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