Under the Hollywood Sign Takes a Vacation (Sort of)
January 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
My trip to Kaua’i has included research at the Kaua’i Museum, whose curator, Chris Faye, kindly allowed me to see the Augustus Knudsen Archive.
Readers of this blog will remember him as one of the financial backers of the Krotona Colony in 1911. A dedicated Theosophist, Knudsen abandoned his family in Kauai to begin a new life in Beachwood Canyon. The Archive, which includes photos from that era, is distinguished by an oral history by his daughter, Ruth Knudsen Hanner.
More on the Archive, and the Knudsens’ legacy on Kaua’i, in future posts.