HPS announces the "Triumphant Return of the "Ex-Lexes" to NYC!
Attached is the official Press Release and Schedule of Events for the Hawaiian Room Delegation traveling to New York during the week of October 6-11, 2014. Tickets are on sale... Read more
Successful meeting with Film Maker Ann Marie Kirk
We are happy to announce that we had a great meeting with Ann Marie this past Friday to discuss the film and our plans for New York. We are on... Read more
What a Ride It's Been!
Aloha to our team of backers!
Here's a fun piece made especially for you by our videographer Gene Kois. He's been meticulously documenting the last 40 days of the campaign... Read more
There's 10 More Hours...But...
...we can't wait until midnight tonite to say "MAHALO NUI LOA!" to our beloved backers - that's YOU! - who have joined us in this memorable and successful Kickstarter campaign... Read more
Hawaii Public Radio story link
Here's the link to Noe Tanigawa's story on the Hawaiian Room. http://hpr2.org/post/lexington-hotel-s-hawaiian-room-dreams-and-memories
Glad she pulled in audio from an earlier show we did on HPR in 2012 (during... Read more
Hawaii Public Radio: Monday airings & on-line Link
Happy to report that Noe Tanigawa's story on the Hawaiian Room project & film will air Monday, President's Day several times locally on Hawaii Public Radio, and be... Read more
Mahalo nui loa!
Aloha wonderful Backers of "The Hawaiian Room" Film Completion Effort,
Wow! What a day! We reached the $20,000 mark with YOUR help. It would NOT have happened without each and... Read more
Big Mahalo to our Backers!
Mahalo nui loa to all of you who have backed this campaign so far. We are 84% funded with 13 days to go. Just a little over $3K... Read more
Coming soon: Hawaii Public Radio Story
Coming soon will also be a story by wonderful Noe Tanigawa of Hawaii Public Radio. Maile & Ann Marie had a lovely conversation with her about the larger... Read more
""The Hawaiian Room" Film on Hawaii Morning News Program
Here's a link to this morning's segment on "The Hawaiian Room" film by Filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk about this Kickstarter campaign.
Mahalo to Auntie Angie "Torea" Ortiz Costa... Read more
Television appearance Tuesday morning!
Aloha Kickstarter friends,
Filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk and Hawaiian Room Auntie Angie Costa will appear on "Sunrise" morning show on K5 the Home Team at 8:10am HST Tuesday morning.
Please... Read more
20 days down - 20 to go!
Well, we're half-way through our 40-day campaign to raise $20,000 to finish "The Hawaiian Room" film. Thank you to everyone who has made a pledge so far. We... Read more
Official "The Hawaiian Room" Film Trailer
We put together this trailer to give you a sense of the feel of the film, the kinds of conversations you'll enjoy, and of course to hear from... Read more
Covering New Ground - Building the Story & the Archive
It was Auntie TeMoana Makolo who came to HPS in 2011 with the Hawaiian Room story and the Ex-Lexes who were still "alive & kicking" and dancing! She wanted to... Read more
Radio show!!! Friday morning, January 24th
Last week it was Maile Loo's turn to talk about the Lexington Hotel Hawaiian Room project at HPS & our current Kickstarter campaign. This week, it's Filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk's... Read more
Lifetime Oportunities through Hula! Meet Martha Carrell
One of the Ex-Lexes HPS conducted an oral history with was Auntie Martha Carrell. She has lived away from the islands for many years but returned home in 2012 to... Read more
Meet Ex-Lex Auntie Angie "Torea" Ortiz Costa
You may have seen this Auntie - Angie "Torea" Ortiz Costa - in our Kickstarter intro video. In "The Hawaiian Room" film, she shares: "It was in 1963, and I... Read more
Radio Show!!! Friday morning, January 17th
More good news to share! HPS's Maile Loo will talk-story with Uncle Kimo Kahoano tomorrow morning, January 17th, at 6:45am HST.
If you are not here, you can tune in... Read more
Good morning everyone! Aloha kakahiaka kakou!
We're so pleased to have newspaper coverage in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. "Hula Hui Solicits Funds For Documentary" - article by reporter Nina Wu! Mahalo... Read more
The "Ex-Lexes" free-spirited hula from their 2013 Hawaiian Room Reunion
The Hawaiian Room was a pioneering NYC venue in the Lexington Hotel from 1937-1966. Those still alive worked there going back to the late 1940's through its closing nearly 50... Read more