ala wai canal 1920 to 1928



The Cellar, 205 Lewers Street, is famous for having a Chippendale's sort of night once a week. The Cellar uses the show as bait to bring in the girls (like everywhere, there is a constant girl shortage in Waikiki's bars). And then after the show, the bouncers let the boys come in. The bouncers like to tell the boys that the girls are all excited and ready for them after seeing the naked men.

Juliana Spahr, 2003
photos by Candace Ah Nee