Joined: Sep 09, 2003
From: OAHU, Hawaii.
|Posted: 2009-07-25 01:22 am  Permalink|
OK, I have been holding out on you all. I'm sorry, but I was not ready to talk about this before.
My uncle Mike Roberts was a photographer and postcard producer in Hawaii (and the rest of the US) from the late 1950's through 1989 when he passed. I got his notes but not all of his negatives. I have some. Other family members got others...
Anyhow that's a long, sad, and twisted story to be told another time...
Uncle Mike was a very nice man. He treated me well and took me to Hawaii.
He used to come back to California frequently. He lived in Berkeley and on his mainland visits, he took Grandma Minnie, Auntie Marilyn and me to Trader Vic's, The Tonga Room and many other Polynesian themed venues in California.
This is one of his photos taken (according to his diary) in 1968 at Trader Vic's in the International Market Place. Trader Vic's moved there from Ward Street after the Abbott family sold the franchise to the Spencecliff corporation in 1967.
I have lived in Hawaii since 1993 and have never told anyone about this.
I have taken many photographs. It's in my blood. I think Uncle Mike would be proud of my photographs and my book, "Waikiki Tiki" which will be released by "Bess Press" soon.
Please post Mike Roberts photographs to this thread and I will do the same.
[ This Message was edited by: Phillip Roberts 2010-08-07 15:15 ]