I was surprised on my visit to O`ahu because I had always thought the island was a lot larger than it is. O`ahu measures just 600 square miles. With the arrival of the Interstate highways, you can actually travel across the island in no time. With over 1 million residents on the island, you may experience a few traffic jams.
Honolulu and the island of O`ahu were popular backdrops for Hawai`i-50, the popular TV show starring the late Jack Lord. Jack was a staunch supporter of Hawai`i and although the TV show showed lots of crime in Honolulu, tourism actually soared during the run of the show. People realized that they were watching a television program and that the real Hawai`i was nothing like that portrayed. As for trivia, the "50" in Hawai`i-50 did not stand for a street address, rather it reminds viewers that Hawai`i is our 50th state!
Oahu has Diamond Head and Waikiki and of course, the North Shore which is a famous surf spot.
The island also boasts skyscrapers and an eclectic mixture of races and cultures.
From the Internet Movie Database, these movies were filmed on oahu:
"Fantasy Island" (1998)TV Series
Cabeza de Vaca (1991)
Como agua para chocolate (1992) ...aka Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Desperado (1995) ...aka Mariachi 2, El (1995)
Don Juan DeMarco (1995) ...aka Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold (1994) (USA: working title)
Goin' Coconuts (1978)
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Mariachi, El (1992)
Meet the Deedles (1998) ...aka Deedles, The (1998)
Rock and a Hard Place, A (1997)
Topo, El (1971) ...aka Gopher, The (1971) ...aka Mole, The (1971)
Vámonos con Pancho Villa (1935)...aka Let's Join Pancho Villa (1935)
Waikiki (1980) (TV)
|These surfboards are for rent along Waikiki Beach.|
|Waterfall at Waikiki Shopping Center.|
|Pineapples growing in the sun.|
|An Oahu Beach.|
|Let's Go Surfin' Now.|
|Clouds Over the Mountains.|
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