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Hawaiian Night
[HAW-0264]

by Vintage Menu Covers



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With a palette as muted as twilight in the tropics, the art of John Kelly graced the menu covers at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki in the early 1950's. His favorite model, Marion, can be recognized in many of these menu covers, which themselves have become highly collectible items from an era when the spirit and romance of Hawaii readily anchored itself in the heart of the visitor with the docking of each luxury liner.

Warm reds and rich sepias do justice to an alluring people and lush tropical settings that continue to enthrall us today, much as they did those who traveled by steamship. Time has favored Kelly kindly with his own place in history as one of the early chroniclers of Hawaii and its people, and we're proud to offer our excellent reproductions of his work to you.

"Hawaiian Night" portrays a native Hawaiian couple, clothed in island apparel, enjoying one another’s company as can only happen in paradise. The ukelele being played seems to set the relaxed feeling of this scene, as the young woman rests beneath the crescent moon and enjoys the melody.

Lahaina Printsellers custom-prints this image on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using only the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years.