Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord Bust
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Detective Steve McGarrett, aka actor Jack Lord, is honored with a sculpted bust in the parking lot outside a Honolulu Macy's. Though appearing somewhat out-of-place, the colorful leis around his neck prove he is still loved (as are all of Hawaii's lei-ed statues).
The original TV show Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980) probably did more to promote America's most remote state than could any travel ad budget. Actually, it was the 60 seconds of opening titles and music on the hour-long program that did the trick -- to such a degree that the 2010 Hawaii Five-O series reboot was forced to stick with the tune or incur the wrath of humanity.
Detective Steve McGarrett was the no-nonsense star of the original crime drama, played by Jack Lord for 12 seasons. Lord had an acting career on stage and screen well before that, but he'll forever be pop's icon of crime prevention in paradise.
Aside from this statue, another must-see landmark is the Illikai hotel, where McGarrett stood on the penthouse balcony and scowled as the camera rocketed into his face -- in those legendary opening titles.
Lord lived in Honolulu until his death of congestive heart failure in 1998. The bust, a fan memorial, was sculpted by Lynn Weller Liverton and dedicated in 2004 on the sidewalk outside the Macy's at the Kahala Mall. Lord and his wife lived in the area, and could occasionally be seen at the mall.
Today, shoplifters rush past McGarrett at their immortal peril.