The crime that changed the islands race, sex, murder and politics— the massie case had everything, including the ability to strip bare the real issues in territorial hawaii lavonne leong. Historian john rosa makes a compelling case for returning to the infamous 1930s massie case that rocked the hawaiian islands and garnered national attention in local story: the massie-kahahawai case and the culture of history, rosa prioritizes a local perspective to illustrate how this watershed moment helped form. How the infamous murder case fits into the larger arc of hawaiian history. The massie case remains one of the most notorious criminal incidents in the modern history of hawai'i, especially as it reinforced suspicions about ethnic groups in hawai'i generally, and the japanese in particular in the pre-world war ii period on 12 september 1931, thalia massie, a navy wife from a prominent east.
Kahahawai jr, a local man who many believe was falsely accused of raping and beating thalia massie, an american white woman and the wife of a navy lieutenant the murder case, which happened over 80 years ago, is one that was never forgotten due to its overtones of racial injustice and prejudice,. As a spoiled socialite in hawaii in 1931, 20-year-old thalia massie considered herself superior to even her aristocratic friends thalia massie a decade before pearl harbor, the massie affair shook the hawaiian island like no other catastrophe the reverberations were felt all the way to washington. Two dramatic criminal trials, one for rape and one for murder and both involving multiple defendants, forever changed the nature of hawaiian race relations and politics filled with twists and turns and unanswered questions, the trials have all the elements of a good mystery the second of the so-called massie affair trials. A partner in the energy, infrastructure project and asset finance group in london and global head of the power industry group, kirsti massie's clients benefit from her experience working in-house at large international energy companies her clients value her understanding of power projects that include both traditional.
The massie-kahahawai case of 1931-1932 shook the territory of hawai'i to its very core thalia massie, a young navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnappe. Rape, kidnapping, murder, two trials, one funeral, a car chase, and clarence darrow's final court case honolulu's [in]famous massie case (1931-32) psychological tragedy, social drama, political intrigue, the power of the press, privilege, and gossip the perfect story for an opera—and it is all true a true story about lies. Windward community college presents massie / kahahawai directed by taurie kinoshita and performed by windward cc theatre 260 students onstage at palikū theatre october 20 through october 28—recounting the infamous thalia massie case in pre-statehood hawai'i based on court records. Well, my partner & i are doing a website for nhd & our videos can only be up to 45 seconds long so i had to make 3 videos from an original 2 minute 30 second video this isn't my video so no props to me, i originally got this video from vimeo.
The massie-kahahawai case of 1931–1932 shook the territory of hawai'i to its very core thalia massie, a young navy wife, alleged that she had been kidnapped and raped by “some hawaiian boys” in waikīkī a few days later, five young men stood accused of her rape mishandling of evidence and contradictory testimony. Lawrence judd, then governor of hawaii recounting the massie case in lawrence m judd & hawaii, 166 (1971) the old man came down to the islands believing his personal presence and his known tolerance and understanding of human suffering would help smooth over any racial problems that might exist when he left. Hijinks in high places are a news staple but few tales are as riveting or appalling as “the massie affair,” which once upon a time mixed sex, pride and prejudice in a tropical paradise the paradise was hawaii, and the time was 1931 it easily could have passed for the british raj as recounted on pbs.
Directed by mark zwonitzer with blair brown, kanalu young, david edward stannard, haunani-kay trask. Definition of thomas massie trial: 1932 – our online dictionary has thomas massie trial: 1932 information from great american trials dictionary encyclopediacom: english, psychology and medical dictionaries. To understand the importance of taurie kinoshita's production of “massie/ kahahawai” at windward community college, a play about one of the darkest events in hawaii's history, it is necessary to first review the facts of the case read more.
In 1931, honolulu's tropical tranquility was shattered when a young navy wife made an allegation of rape against five nonwhite islanders. The massie affair was murder justified to defend his wife's honor the massie affair (2005) - 60 minutes the massie affair at amazoncom when the young wife of a navy lieutenant accused five local men - two hawaiians, two japanese and one chinese-hawaiian - of raping her on a deserted stretch of road near. By darren pai (khnl) - in 1931, thalia massie, an aristocratic navy wife, accused five honolulu men of raping her after she left a club near the ala wai canal during a mock trial re-enactment of the case thursday, defense attorneys said there were holes in massie's story she could give description whatsoever except to. The massie cases: race, honor, and justice in depression-era hawaii thalia massie's allegation that she was raped by a gang of hawaiians leads to two trials and exposes the racial and political tensions in depression-era hawaii.