Aloha, and welcome to Steven Fredrick's Honolulu Tours and Vintage Movies.
In 2015, join Steve as he continues with his eighth year of hosting the most respected historical tours on Oahu. Tours include the Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour, the Charlie Chan Mystery Tour, the Hawaii Wartime History Tour, and the extremely popular Honolulu Ghost Tour. See you in 2015.
2015 CALENDAR OF SPECIAL EVENTS
THIS IS YOUR LIFE, DUKE KAHANAMOKU (1957).
Friday, August 28th: As part of the OceanFest celebration of the life of Duke Kahanamoku, a special public screening of the TV series "This Is Your Life" (1957) on the beach at Waikiki. Steve introduces this special program featuring Duke Kahanamoku. A free evening event.
DUKE KAHANAMOKU WALKING TOUR HITS WAIKIKI SITES
To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of native Hawaiian swimming legend Duke Kahanamoku, historian Steve will host "The Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour" in Waikiki during August and September.
Known for his vintage collection of Hawaiian-theme films, Fredrick has been researching Duke Kahanamoku's film career for the past 20 years. Inspired by island-themed newsreels and Hawaii-centric travelogues, Fredrick began searching for the actual locations used in the films in which Kahanamoku appeared. The Kahanamoku Walking Tour is the newest addition to Fredrick's walking-themed tours.
The two-hour walking tour will visit several sites related to the Olympic swimmer. Stops include points of interest along Kalakaua Avenue, famous Waikiki hotels, and the popular Duke's Canoe Club.
The tour will be held on Saturdays, August 29, and September 5, 12, 19, 26. The cost is $40 per person ($30 with military I.D.). For reservations and information, contact Steven Fredrick.
THE CHANG APANA RADIO SHOW, Coming Soon.
In honor of the 143rd anniversary of the birth of Honolulu Police Detective Chang Apana, Steve guests on a special one hour Honolulu radio program. Serving longer than anyone else on the local police force, Mr. Apana was one the most picturesque and best known characters in the city. His achievements reached the attention of Earl Derr Biggers before the novelist visited the islands and some of them were worked into "The House Without a Key." Later, when Mr. Biggers came to Oahu for a visit, he and Mr. Apana became friends and the writer created the detective character "Charlie Chan" as a result.
Mr. Apana worked his way up to the rank of Detective and was pensioned in May of 1932 after 35 years of service. The radio show will be broadcast "live" with a visual streaming feed.
Returning in the Fall of 2015: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock at Fresh Cafe. Steve will lead a question & answer session after each film in this four-part series. Cost: $5.00 per person, per film.
Steven Fredrick's Tours and Films
Researching Hawaii's rich history has been a part of Steve's life since his relocation to the islands in 1994. While living on Maui, he stumbled upon hundreds of 16mm films that a local library had thrown away.
As a collector of South Seas movies, Steve researches films that were shot in the Hawaiian Islands. In July 1995, he launched "Classic Film Programs," a series of film-lectures focusing on the Hawaiian image in Hollywood movies.
While presenting a series of vintage film programs in Waikiki, Steve met entertainers who performed with Lena Machado and members of the Harry Owens orchestra.
Among Steve's heroes was Glen Grant, the creator of the Honolulu Ghost Walks. "Glen was a special man," said Fredrick. "A very unique storyteller. I took one of Glen's ghost tours and just loved it." Shortly after their meeting, Glen and Steve discussed the possibility of combining their interests for a haunted movie tour of Oahu. Unfortunately, this never came to be due to Grant's death.
Since April 2007, Steve has been taking guests on ghostly walking tours to haunted sights in downtown Honolulu. The Honolulu Ghost Tour, which combines Hawaiian history with local ghost stories, is popular with both locals and tourists alike.
In December 2007, Steve hosted a special movie and tour program "Hawaii During World War II: The Movies and The Music of the 1940s." This two-part program was highly successful. It sold out. Since then, Steve has offered the Hawaii Wartime History Tours on a regular basis.
In May 2009, after several years of research, Steve hosted his first Charlie Chan Mystery Tour in Honolulu. This tour is dedicated to the three founding fathers of the fictional Chinese-Hawaiian detective. On the Chan Tour, we visits sites related to author Earl Derr Biggers, actor Warner Oland, and Honolulu police detective Chang Apana.
In November 2013, Steve consulted with the producers of the TV series "Hawaii Five-O". For episode #4.10: "Ho'oani Makuakane" ("Honor Thy Fathers"), Steve provide guidance regarding the historic footage used to recreate a vintage movie newsreel, circa 1941. Since it was broadcast, Five-O fans consider this episode to be the best of the series.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Speech-Communications, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the only State of Hawaii licensed ghost tour guide in Honolulu.
Photo Courtesy: Molly Hayden
WALKING THEMED TOURS OF HONOLULU, HAWAII
Oahu's Most Exciting and Popular Tours.
"The Honolulu Ghost Tour"
"The Duke Kahanamoku Walking Tour"
"The Charlie Chan Mystery Tour"
"Hawai'i Wartime History Tour"
"The Ghosts of Waikiki"
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings back the legendary master of crime in the new Charlie Chan Collection -- four beloved films making their DVD debut, and now available for the first time, newly remastered, as a single collection. Included are Shadows Over Chinatown, starring Sidney Toler in one of his last Chan films, plus Docks of New Orleans, Shanghai Chest, and The Golden Eye starring Roland Winters, the last actor to play the detective on film. The 4-disc set will sell for $39.92 SRP.
READ ABOUT STEVE'S TOURS AND FILMS
Show & Tell: "Mystery, History, Ghosts on Tour" (4/27/2009) from columnist Wayne Harada
Legendary Honolulu entertainment writer Wayne Harada interviewed Steve about his walking tours of Honolulu. To read Mr. Harada's article, please click on the following link. If link fails, please google: "mystery history ghosts on tour".
Please make your reservations 48 hours prior to the tour date. No same-day reservations are accepted. Email is the best way to contact Steve. Mahalo for your interest.
Mr. Steven Fredrick
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Telephone: (808) 395-0674
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