MacArthur, Nabors donate items for Hawaii Theatre sale
A PIANO DONATED by Jimmy MacArthur
and a crystal vase from the home of Jim Nabors
are two of the many things that will be available at the Encore Sale, Treasures and Collectibles, at the Hawaii Theatre from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18. It's a benefit for the theater. Furniture, art, costume jewelry and loads of other items will be on sale throughout the theater, including on the stage. Speaking of loads, optional furniture delivery by Two Men and a Truck will be available. Entry to the sale is $5 ... The Hawaii Theatre brass is happy about a recent $10,000 grant from the Harold K.L. Castle
of "Lost" is featured in this month's Esquire Magazine in a four-page photo and question-and-answer spread. One of the photos is a large sexy shot with her long hair flowing and with her wearing a black bra and half-skirt. It's a picture guys would expect to see in Esquire. But in three others they have the 26-year-old former Sunday school teacher from Alberta, Canada, posing with pigtails in sort-of-a-tight swim suit and looking like a teenager with playful expressions. Let's have more of the former and less of the latter for the boys ...
JAN GOESSING, former manager of the Kahala Mandarin, sends word that he started work at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., yesterday ... Padovani's Chocolates, owned by chefs Philippe and Pierre Padovani, is up and running on Queen Street in Davies Pacific Center ...
Oscar celebs will be heading for the Halekulani
THE HALEKULANI should be even more of a hangout for celebrities after supplying 125 gift bags worth $25,000 each for the gift basket that went to all Oscar winners, nominees, presenters and performers. The resort's gifts include a four-night stay in the $4,000-a-night Vera Wang
Suite, dinner at La Mer and more. Stars have a year to take advantage of it. The Ihilani also sent gift bags offering stays ... I thought Sunday night's Oscar host Jon Stewart
did a fine job and looked comfortable as he kept the show moving. And the "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" production number, with a big cast, was a smash. The tune from "Hustle and Flow" was awarded the Best Song Oscar later in the program ...
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