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To many people around the world, the Hawaiian island of Waikiki has long symbolized an exotic paradise on Earth, and the advent of convenient and inexpensive air travel has transformed the island from an idyllic stop for adventurous travelers to one of the world's leading tourist attractions. Waikiki: In the Wake of Dreams is a feature-length documentary that offers a look at the history of the island, both as a striking find for offshore explorers and as the sometimes-campy focus of enthusiasts of exotica. Waikiki: In the Wake of Dreams features vintage performances from Hawaiian entertainers Don Ho and Arthur Lyman, clips of Bing Crosby, George Burns, and Gracie Allen performing in islander mufti, and an interview with Hawaiian senator Daniel Inouye. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi