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Maybe this is why Jim went to Hawaii.....
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"Ripley's Believe It or Not!" in Hawaii
by: Derek Paiva
posted: Wed May 07, 2008 at 06:02 PM
The May/June 2008 issue of HAWAII Magazine features a story on cartoonist Robert Ripleyâ€™s fascination with our Islands. Ripley created Ripleyâ€™s Believe It or Not! â€”the strange-but-true trivia-filled newspaper cartoon series. And, reports writer Greg Daugherty, he visited Hawaii four or five times during his brief, illustrious life.
The â€śbelieve it or notâ€ť Ripley nuggets youâ€™ll find in our story include:
â€˘ How the amateur anthropologistâ€”portrayed as a hardy world adventurerâ€”actually preferred to travel in the lap of luxury.
â€˘ How most of his â€śBelieve or Notâ€ť items were actually uncovered by an associate combing the shelves at the New York Public Library.
â€˘ How he saw water falling â€śuphillâ€ť in Oahuâ€™s Nuuanu Valley.
â€˘ How he discovered the â€śHouse of Everlasting Fireâ€ťâ€” better known to most of us as Kilauea volcanoâ€™s Halemaumau crater.
Youâ€™ll find the full text of Daughertyâ€™s storyâ€”along with vintage cartoons and photos from Ripleyâ€™s Hawaii sojournsâ€”in the current issue. Here's an excerpt:
When Robert Ripley arrived in Hawaii for the first time in 1922, the young â€śBelieve It or Not!â€ť cartoonist recorded a couple of surprises in his dispatches home. First was the genuine friendliness of the Hawaiians who greeted his ship. Second, the hula turned out to be less risquĂ© than he had expectedâ€”or maybe hoped.
From his first trip to the Islands, Ripley was amazed by their natural wonders, which would figure in his cartoons for decades to come. Many he sketched at the actual sites, later transforming the sketches into finished artwork at his drawing board in New York.
Ripley's interest in all things Hawaiian went so far that he hired a well-known Chinese-Hawaiian author, actress and lecturer named Li Ling Ai and gave her the fancy title: director of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" Far Eastern Department.
You'll find HAWAII Magazine in most bookstores nationwide. In addition to print subscriptions, we now offer digital subscriptions and single copies as well."
This is what I recently found.
This was from an article written in Feb. 2009, don't know who wrote it
you can look under Jim Carrey and naked Sundays...
Jim and Jenny are said to have spent most of their recent break in Hawaii - where they splashed out $25,000 to rent a beachfront villa "
whether they have purchased something, I haven't found anything.
I don't know if their at the same place this time also or at a different location. I wonder what the place looks like?
just doing research, then I ended up in Hawaii
seeing a pic of Jim, Jenny & Evan at the beach,
the date was July 20/09. So I checked out Ripleys
and voila, that's what I get for going to school
in Comm Arts., some things do pay off.
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