Idrove over to my old haunts around the film studio today (in part to let my visiting sister help our economy shopping at Kahala Mall) and took some photos. Rubber chicken has put his original letter to me under comments in the previous post if you want to follow all of this. I also forgot to point out that the google maps of the studio area are at least 4 years old since they do not show the new studio offices and construction mill although the new soundstage is shown.
I took pictures of the corner of Diamond Head Road at 22nd Avenue and again at 18th Avenue. I think some of you will recognize parts of the National Guard building that was used in some Magnum episodes. I wasn't aware that across the street from this building (on 22nd Avenue) there are still some of the old WWII warehouses still in use for something. I remember when they used to actually store tanks there. As this is the most expensive part of the island, I used to tell visitors that this area had their own army for protection. In any case, there does not seem to be any trace of a warehouse that could have been the one where 5-0 was filmed.
Sorry, couldn't add these photos on this post so refer to above next posting for views.
The view at the corner of Diamond Head Road at 18th Avenue is much greener and better landscaped than it was during Magnum times. The old soundstage (renamed the 5-0 Stage and now used for storage by "LOST") has a new sliding door and has been repainted, but is otherwise the same. It's just an old Butler Building warehouse, but is the holy grail for Magnum fans. The new studio gates and guard house are an improvement over the old shack and chain link fence that were the entrance for Magnum slightly to the left of the main gate and still there.
Well, it ain't much folks, but it is 30 years later and this is what it looks like now.
P.S. here is also a detail of one of the old guard houses to Fort Ruger and now an electrical substation. Also the bust of Jack Lord outside Macy's at Kahala Mall.........odd place for a memorial.