The film Blue Hawaii encapsulates the mid century Hawaiian spirit better than any other. As mentioned in our story, Tropical Modern Honolulu, there was a big building boom throughout the 50’s and 60’s in Hawaii and some amazing locations and houses appear in the film. If you are planning a trip over to the Aloha state, be sure to check out Blue Hawaii. There is also this very helpful site to find all the locations from the movie.


Before your trip to Hawaii, enjoy a cheesy scene from the film with Elvis and his girlfriend driving around Diamond Head and arriving at his beach shack in Hanauma Bay. Only Elvis could sing a song to his girlfriend and get away with his infidelities..


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