TYCOONS: Henry J.'s Pink Hawaii

Hawaii has never been the same since a bald, rotund tourist wafted in on the trade winds for a vacation in 1954. The tourist was Henry J. Kaiser, fresh from several careers as wartime shipbuilder, automaker, steelman and millionaire chief of a vast industrial empire. Vacationing with his second wife, Kaiser found hotel accommodations scarce on Honolulu's crowded Waikiki Beach, rented a house near Diamond Head, and sat back to wonder who would house the hordes of mainlanders he felt sure would discover the island's natural beauty and balmy climate. His predictable...

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