Hollywood to Honolulu, The Story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company

Gordon Ghareeb, Martin Cox; Martin Cox

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Synopsis: For over a decade during the Roaring Twenties, a great white ocean liner would sail from berth 156 in Los Angeles every Saturday. The pier was packed with waving and cheering people looking up at the happy passengers crowding the railings. The vessel's band on deck played jazz tunes and popular favorites. The captain stood forward on the bridge wing watching the lowering of the gangway amid a hail of colored streamers and confetti. The liner's whistle would blow at noon, raising the cheering to a higher pitch as the band played Aloha Oe. Slowly the great mass of the liner inched away from the dock. These magnificent ocean liners provided not only a regular connection between the mainland and the islands, but were a high-profile means of proclaiming that Los Angeles was becoming a world class harbor, financial center and artistic metropolis. And the Los Angeles Steamship Company, LASSCO, became known across the country.

About the Author: Mr. Ghareeb holds a degree in English Literature and is the co-author of The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy. He is a contributing editor for Nautical World and Ship Aficionado magazines and has written for Nautical Collector, Professional Mariner, Ships Monthly, Maritime Matters and Steamboat Bill. One of the original guides aboard the Queen Mary, Gordon is currently Vice President of the Long Beach Port Ambassadors Association. He also serves aboard the Lane Victory as ship's Assistant Tour Manager. Martin Cox completed his Fine Art BA degree (with honors) at Exeter College of Art, in Devon, before moving to London to pursue photography. Intrigued by the American West, he moved to California in the 1980s after his first photographic exhibition opened in the U.S. His art has appeared in galleries from New York to San Francisco. A member of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Society, he became President in 1997 and subsequently launched his own website dedicated to ocean liners. Mr. Cox's maritime articles have been published in Ocean Times and Steamboat Bill. His photography has appeared in countless books and publications.

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