Hollywood's Hawaii is the first full-length study of the film industry's intense engagement with Hawaii and the South Pacific from 1898 to the present. This book presents a history of cinema that examines Hawaii and the Pacific and its representation in film in the context of colonialism, war, Orientalism, occupation, military buildup, and entertainment.
Published:New Brunswick :Rutgers University Press,
Publisher:New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: The American empire in the South Pacific and its representation in Hollywood cinema, 1898-present -- The South Pacific and Hawaii on screen: territorial expansion and cinematic colonialism -- World War II Hawaii: Orientalism and the American century -- Postwar Hawaii and the birth of the military industrial complex -- Conclusion: Hawaii in contemporary cinema and television: the new cultural amnesia.