Portfolio: Warren Bolster


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Dorian Paskowitz tells us a story worthy of its own book, painting a picture of the social hierarchy of the Waikiki Beach Boys that existed in the 1940s, Paskowitz’s firsthand experiences with the scene, and Gene “Tarzan” Smith’s belligerent resistance of the violently-enforced pecking order.