People, Jul. 23, 1951

Jigs & Judgments

The wife of a Tahitian planter who had entertained Voyager Thor Heyerdahl and friends at a hula party in Papeete decided that the dance was strictly a private affair, never meant for public eyes. Since Heyerdahl filmed it, then used a few seconds of the shot in his movie Kon-Tiki, she sued for $150,000.

Shirtless and full of aloha spirits, Cinemactor Zachary (Born to Be Bad) Scott walked into a Honolulu penny arcade where a bemused crowd gathered to watch him shimmy through a barefoot hula. The show ended when, cops...

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