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The Lexington Hotel’s Hawaiian Room: Dreams and Memories

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In 1937, across the street from the famous Waldorf Astoria in New York City, the Lexington Hotel knew it needed a signature draw.  The Hawaiian Room became just that.  Hawaiian entertainers backed by an American orchestra in a glamorous tropical setting wooed visitors to the Lexington and to the Islands for thirty years.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa reports.

The Hula Preservation Society is raising funds for a film about “The Hawaiian Room” through a kickstarter campaign which ends February 19th.  

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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