Friday, 10 February 2012

DICK JENSEN - A COLLECTION OF PICTURES

Here's a collection of pictures of the sadly missed Hawaiian singer, dancer, actor and performer Dick "The Giant" Jensen. Some pictures were sourced from the Internet, some are from my own collection and are made available here for the first time.

This post is a work-in-progress, I will add more pictures and other memorabilia at a later date.

[last update: 12.06.2014]


Dick Jensen and The Imports by Gaylord, promotional picture, circa 1966-67 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen and The Imports by Gaylord, promotional picture, circa 1966-67 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen, circa 1965-66 [blow-up from previous image, from my own collection]



Dick Jensen and The Imports, promotional picture, circa 1965-66 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen, circa 1966-67 [from my own collection]



The Uniques, exact date unknown, probably taken in 1959-60



Autographed picture taken during a live performance in 1970, location unknown [from my own collection]



Collage for a Chicago Sun-Times short article - February 26, 1970 [from my own collection]


Chicago Sun-Times - short article - February 26, 1970 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen - Bahamia Club King's Inn - Freeport, Grand Bahama, circa 1969-1970 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen + Iva Kinimaka - Duke Kahanamoku's, Waikiki, Honolulu, circa 1969-1970



Signed promotional picture, circa mid-70s [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen + Sons of Hawaii - Duke Kahanamoku's, Waikiki, Honolulu, circa early-70s



Dick Jensen with Ronnie Lewis (left) and James Clark (right) - circa late-70s



Dick Jensen performing live, 1969 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen performing live, 1969 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen performing live, 1969 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen official portrait, circa 1968-69 [from my own collection]



Dick Jensen as Lance Curtis, circa 1959 (blow-up from previous image)



Program for a show in Hawaii featuring Dick Jensen performing as Lance Curtis, probably 1959



"White Hot Soul" back cover picture, 1969



"White Hot Soul" left inner panel picture, 1969



"White Hot Soul" front cover picture, 1969



"White Hot Soul" right inner panel picture, 1969



Advertisement for the "Jealous Feeling / I'm Good For You" single - From a 1969 issue of Billboard magazine [from my own collection]



Advertising postcard for a show at the Landmark Theatre, circa 1970



Advert for a show at the Caribe Hilton hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, circa 1969



Handbill for a show in Waikiki, 1963 [original image here]



From the 1971 "Aloha Hawaii" show program [from my own collection]



From the 1971 "Aloha Hawaii" show program [from my own collection]



Captured during a live performance in 1969, location unknown [from my own collection]



Captured during a live performance in 1970, location unknown [from my own collection]



From a 1982 brochure of The Oceania Empire Room. According to the information I received from a visitor of this blog - thank you Carol! - who was lucky enough to attend a Dick Jensen performance at the Oceania in 1973, in this picture Dick is wearing his stage dress; the picture was also present both on the 1973 Oceania brochure and the drink menu, so it was probably taken that year or in 1972. [from my own collection]



Promotional portrait, exact date unknown, probably taken during the 70s [original image here]



The Uniques, exact date unknown, probably taken in 1959-1960 [original image here]



"The Giant", exact date unknown, probably taken in the late 90s / early 00s [original image here]

More information about Dick Jensen is available here:

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/06/22/news/story02.html

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jun/22/il/FP606220304.html

http://www.oahuislandnews.com/May05/Home.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Jensen

I'm currently compiling a Dick Jensen biography, the first part of this work-in-progress covers the period 1942-1972 and is available here.

I'm also trying to compile a Dick Jensen exhaustive discography, my work-in-progress is available here.

All my posts dedicated to Dick Jensen on this blog are available here.


If you have any useful information about Dick Jensen, or if you spot any dead links, please get in touch with me at stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!

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