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Post #807391 by Swanky on Sat, Jan 14, 2023 8:26 AM

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Manuana is Anna Gobreght. Donn brought her over from Tahiti in 1955 to head up the entertainment at the IMP and she was the first Tahitian dancer in Hawaii. He also brought Toti Terrorotua in 1956, who would go on to found the Mai-Kai show and entertain us at Hukilau year after year. Anna caught the eye of Marlon Brando and he spent a lot of time on the island with her.

This is the original Don the Beachcomber before the IMP because of the little hut, pond, and bridge and you can see Sven's Modernist Tiki in the background at 1:45.

Great to see the place in color!