Radio: Hula Queen

Schoolteachers sometimes let go. That's what Clara Inter did. She was a demure young Hawaiian schoolmarm, teaching English grammar to youngsters from the plantations. One day, while singing with a native chorus for some mainland tourists, Clara impulsively stepped out of line and let fly a few lyrics of The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai, She followed it up with a naughty burlesque of the hula.

The tourists were enchanted. Before she could say Liliuokalani, Clara was the barefoot toast of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and a great tourist attraction. But it took her ten years to catch on with the home-folks. Last...

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