Lost Amelia Earhart Images Resurface at Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Lost Amelia Earhart Images Resurface at Royal Hawaiian Hotel

History buffs hold on to your bomber jackets; in honor of the most famous female aviator’s birthday, The Royal Hawaiian resort in Waikiki is releasing an exhibit of recently discovered, extremely rare photographs of Amelia Earhart. Beginning on July 24, the 65-print show will be on display in the resort’s Coronet Lounge. It will remain through the end of 2010.

Perhaps even more special, the black and white images document Earhart’s time in Hawai`i, from December 22, 1934, to January 12, 1935; and March 18 - 20, 1937.  

The photos include Earhart and her Lockheed Vega, a red, high-wing monoplane, as it arrived on Matson Lines’ S.S. Lurline passenger ship in Hawai`i, which docked at Aloha Tower. (Matson Navigation Archives is a partner in the exhibit.) Alongside Earhart in many photos are her husband, George Putnam (seen here), and her technical expert, Paul Mantz. There are images of Earhart lounging at the Royal’s pool, and astonishingly, sharing a pineapple with Duke Kahanamoku.

For those who didn’t already know: Matson Lines, which operated passenger voyages between California and Hawai`i from the 1920s to the 1960s, built The Royal Hawaiian to accommodate the luxury clientele who sailed with them upon arrival in the islands.

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There are images of Earhart sharing a pineapple with Duke Kahanamoku.