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More About Landscape Photography

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 23, 2018 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Peter Eastway, an award-winning photographer from New South Wales, Australia, acknowledges that landscape (or nature) photography can be dull. Unlike Danno, however, he insists that it doesn't have to be -- and his work proves his point.

The idea is to let light and composition tell the tale. Of course, if you have a quarter-million penguins dotting the landscape, such as he photographed on ...
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Street Photography

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 22, 2018 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In "Double Exposure" (Season 9), Danno tells Anne Waring (Meg Foster) that her photography looks too much like a picture postcard and that she should try and bring some life into it. He leads her to another photographer's exhibit and shows her people in the street. Nice photographs they were, too, but they were nothing compared to this.

In the last ten minutes of the episode, "Himalaya," from the Netflix series,...
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"The Kindness Diaries"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 17, 2018 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Fed up with his upscale life in California, Leon Leogothetis sets out on his yellow vintage motorcycle (with sidecar) for a journey around the world. The kicker: He has no money, no food, no place to sleep, and no gasoline. He relies on the kindness of strangers to keep going.

Along the way, he is allowed to share the hospitality of a homeless man in Pittsburgh. He sleeps in the doorway of a mission and shares...

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The Charles Montague Cooke House

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 16, 2018 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (2)

The Charles Montague Cooke house, which still stands at 2859 Manoa Road, appeared in the opening scene of "Highest Castle, Deepest Grave" (Season 4) as the home of Mondrago (Herbert Lom) and in "Ring of Fire" (Season 7) as the Kashmiri ambassador's residence. Today, it is on the list of historical Hawaiian places.

Read more about and see pictures of the Charles Montague Cooke house. 


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Mini-Challenge : Jack's Words of Wisdom

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 15, 2018 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (2)

In his many interviews, Jack offered many words of wisdom. Some related to his own lessons learned. Others seemed to derive from his personal observations. Each and every one was inspiring.

Tell us which one has touched you the most. You can draw from interviews or lines he spoke in roles he played.


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Arthur Lyman: Today's Greatest Hits - Canoe House at the Ilikai

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

We saw posters advertising the music of Arthur Lyman in scenes shot at the Ilikai ("No Blue Skies" and "The Last Eden").  Now, one of his long playing records from 1969 is available for sale on Ebay. Of course, one of the songs is the theme from Hawaii Five-0! Check it out:

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Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 9, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

This just in from Honu:

Our May made ME-TV's quiz.

Check it out:


Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 9, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

What do you think about when you see a picture of an old Victrola? You know. One of the old record players with a horn for a speaker system. Well, it seems that Facebook has a new background for posts that shows an old Victrola Gramophone. Guess what popped into my mind:

"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles"

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Real Life "Ring of Life"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 3, 2018 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Remember the episode “Ring of Life” (Season 7) in which a region in India was trying to recover antique Kashmiri dolls taken from an archaeological dig? Well, a similar case has been solved involving 3,800 artifacts taken from Iraq.

The antiquities include a collection of cuneiform tablets dating back to 2100 BC, clay seals dating back to the late second century BC, and a pair of cylindrical clay cones featuring r...

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"A Farewell to Arms"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 2, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

In 1942, Helen Hayes appeared with Gary Cooper in the film A Farewell to Arms. The movie was based on Ernest Hemingway's novel of the same name. Almost certainly, neither Mr. Cooper nor Miss Hayes thought they both would one day appear on screen with then-merchant mariner John Ryan, later to become known as actor Jack Lord. 

Mr. Cooper appeared with Jack in ...

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MacArthur Residence - Nyack, New York

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 28, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (2)

This just in from Honu:

I thought you’d enjoy seeing this link. The house in which James MacArthur grew up, "Pretty Penny," is now back on the market. It has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 6000 square feet. There are 48 photos to scroll through on this site and in a couple of them, you can see the cherub wall with the family names “Helen,” “Charlie,” “Mary” and “Jamie&#...

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Additional Reading Material

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 24, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Links to additional reading material related to Jack's biography have been posted on the Biography page.  These links cover the schools and church he attended and the places he lived.

Of special interest are links to photographs of Jack and Marie's apartment buildings in New York and West Hollywood. Although both have been renovated or restored since their time there, they retain the original flavor and show us what they were like ba...

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Was Jack Controlling?

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 18, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)

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Mrs. Bush

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 17, 2018 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (2)

How very sad it is that Barbara Bush, wife of former-President George H. W. Bush, has passed away of heart failure. She was 92 years old and had been married to President Bush for 72 years.

The same love that sustained her marriage enabled her to give generously to those in need. She worked for literacy and for cancer research. More to the point, she had such a kindness about her that she drew others to herself. At t...

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"The Creation" by Franz Joseph Haydn

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 16, 2018 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (1)

More on the Anderson Estate

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 12, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (2)

According to a Facebook friend who lives in Hawai'i, the Anderson Estate already has been razed. I've been unable to find links to news reports about it. I did find this link to drone footage of what the estate looked like in its final days. See how overgrown the landscaping had become. One can only imagine what the house looked like inside. Sad, so very sad.

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Dial M for Murder

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 10, 2018 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Once again, Hawaii Five-0 beloved semi-regular Joe Moore and Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak will appear together on stage. This time, they will appear in the 1950s classic, Dial M for Murder. The play will be held in eleven performances at the Hawai'i Theatre, from June 21 through July 1.

Learn more about it on Be sure to follow the link to their advertisement o...

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Soon-Tek Oh Passes Away

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 8, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Soon-Tek Oh, one of Five-0's best bad boys, passed away on Wednesday, April 4th, at the age of 85. Born in South Korea in 1932, he passed away in Los Angeles, California, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

Mr. Soon-Tek appeared in eight episodes of Hawaii Five-0, beginning with the pilot, "Cocoon," in which he appeared as one of Wo Fat's lab technicians. He portrayed a good man, Tom Wong, in Season 5's "The...

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And Another Death

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 3, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (2)
Screen capture from "The Gunrunner"
Hawaii Five-0. Leonard Freeman Productions / CBS Television, 1968-1980

The Anderson Estate appeared in 12 episodes of Hawaii Five-0 before it became known as Robin's Ne...
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