August 1, 2012: The RED CARNATION LEI. Two lei serve dual purposes on this cover—to adorn the dancer, and to frame the photo. The double carnation lei was popular in the 1960s; it even acquired the nickname “the George Ariyoshi lei” when he made it a trademark in campaigning and public appearances during his Lt. Governor days. Anyway, the lei was highly photogenic, and thus appeared on the cover of many LPs. Iʻve pulled together a selection to share here.