Friday, 13 September 2013


"The Oceania floating restaurant is moored at Pier 6 in Honolulu Harbor along palm-lined Ala Moana Boulevard, minutes from Waikiki, adiacent to vibrant donwtown Honolulu. Built in Hong Kong, the Oceania is 280 feet overall, has a 60 foot beam and draws 16 feet. She boasts a crew of 225 and can accomodate some 2,000 persons at a single sitting. Chinese artworks and carvings aboard are worth nearly one million dollars."

The Oceania, was brought with great fanfare to Honolulu Harbor in 1972 and remained in business for nearly two decades, I could not find out what happened to her...

The Oceania floating restaurant in the early '70s

One of the things that I am most pleased about this blog is the contribution of visitors who decide to get in touch and offer some kind of help.

In particular, with regard to Dick Jensen, I often receive messages from people who have had the good fortune to know him or to see him performing one of his shows. The enthusiasm of these fans is simply touching and it's great to learn that he is so well remembered.

The following images were sent to me by Carol Mitchell, who was lucky enough to attend a Dick Jensen performance at The Oceania back in August 1973 during her trip to Hawaii.

She kindly offered some details about the picture that appears on the 1982 brochure I posted here, and then she sent me scans of the pictures she took during the show and the accompaining drink menu... Thank you Carol for sharing your precious souvenirs with us!

The Oceania Empire Room drink menu - front (1973)

The Oceania Empire Room drink menu - back (1973)

Dick Jensen performing at The Oceania Empire Room, August 1973

Dick Jensen performing at The Oceania Empire Room, August 1973

A collage by Carol Mitchell that includes the Dick Jensen picture featured on The Oceania floating restaurant 1973 brochure

More information about Dick Jensen is available here:

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.

Last but not least, I'm also trying to build a collection of Dick Jensen pictures and memorabilia, 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!

1 comment:

  1. hello
    thanks for the album
    and dick jensen the writer


Be nice, keep it clean, stay on topic, no spam, thank you!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...