The author, Milly Singletary, spent countless hours researching newspapers, magazines, video tapes and microfilm and interviewed over 200 people to complete this portrait of Clara. The biography takes the reader from Clara’s birth at Kapiolani Maternity Home in 1901 to her birth as “Hilo Hattie” at the Royal Hawaiian in 1936, through her life as an entertainer, a friend and wife, to her death in 1978. The story is told with love and caring for accurateness.

Author: Milly Singletary