Synopses & Reviews
The hula dance, historic, exotic, and romantic, has epitomized the somewhat intangible lure of the tropical Pacific for over two centuries. The idealized Hula Girl with her ukulele, grass skirt, and curvy figure evolved into the ultimate symbol of fantasy and lured tourists to Hawaii. This collection of unique vintage images will transport you to the Islands in no time.
Born of the sensual Polynesian dance that was introduced to America by English explorers returning from Hawaii, the Hula Girl evolved into a symbol of exotci fantasy for American man. This collection of kitschy images pays tribute to the Hula Girl phenomenon.
About the Author
Jim Heimann is a graphic designer, writer, historian, and instructor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is the author of numerous books on architecture, popular culture, and Hollywood history. Having traveled to Hawaii for decades and consumed many a mai tai, he has perfected a version of the hula all his own.