Hawaii

By Dave Donnelly

Friday, May 24, 1996

Dave Donnelly is on vacation. His column will resume June 12.


'Impossible' ad gang on film fling

Marty Schiller
YOU'VE got to hand it to Jane Ford, creative director of the Schiller Group. She came up with a creative idea to get out of the office for an afternoon, and persuaded bossman Marty Schiller to join her and bring along the entire ad agency staff. Schiller liked the idea, so all 35 of them, plus a couple of spouses and office interns, closed up shop and took in the film "Mission: Impossible," helping to make it become the largest grossing mid-week opening day in film history, surpassing "Jurassic Park." Ford's idea was that a day at the movies would help relieve the stresses and anxieties brought on by the office, particularly one that faces "Mission: Impossible" situations daily ...

HERE'S the story behind how Gailene Holley ended up with the game ball from the season opener of the Tsunami soccer team. Gailene, who with her father, political wheeler-dealer Leroy Holley, lunches frequently at Columbia Inn, had mentioned to assistant manager Hassan Savani, that she wouldn't be able to attend the opening game because she had to go into the hospital for tests. Savani, who is assistant coach of the Tsunami, and head coach Andrew Rowley decided to dedicate the season opener to her recovery, along with the game ball. It didn't seem to do any harm, for the Tsunami swept the Philadelphia Freedom, Gailene's tests came out OK and she's doing fine ...

WHO better to be honored by the ladies of Hadassah at their fund-raiser June 8 at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel but Yuval Katz, Sivan Leoni and Naveh Milo, the "Three of Galilee" who were highly instrumental in propelling the UH Rainbow Volleybows so close to winning the NCAA championship ... Harold Chang, former drummer for the groups of Arthur Lyman and Martin Denny and now manager of the drum department at Harry's Music, is holding two upcoming drum/percussion clinics. Noted percussionist Ed Clift will give a clinic tomorrow and Michael Spiro another on June 2, both at Harry's ...

Laulau on the range

THOUGH best known on the Big Isle for its malassadas, and many thousands are sold weekly, Tex Drive In is holding its first laulau contest tomorrow morning at the Honokaa landmark. Big Islanders have been gearing up for this competition for weeks, and the aroma of laulau is everywhere. Anyone can enter the contest in one of three divisions: Hawaiian, seafood and vegetarian. Celebrity judges from Sam Choy's and Roy's Restaurant will determine the winners ...

GOOD news, bad news at the East-West Center. First off, Sushma Sawaraj, appointed to a cabinet position by new India Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, is the third alum of the E-WC's "New Generation Seminar" to be named to a cabinet post. That's where young leaders who have yet to achieve their full potential get an opportunity to come to Hawaii, further study regional issues and increase their contacts within the region. When Sawaraj took part in 1984 she'd never been to the U.S. before. This year's program runs from June 16-19 and includes participants from throughout the Pacific rim. Now the bad news: Former East-West Center head Everett Kleinjans (husband of former Rep. Patsy Young) was quietly fired as president of a Thai think tank ...

Le Tour de Chanel

Beverly Noa
WITH all the world's resources at their disposal, the Chanel folks have chosen localite Dean Christopher, with roots in Manoa, to oversee "Le Tour de Chanel," the opening celebration of Chanel's fine jewelry boutique in Waikiki. Christopher is flying in models from L.A. for runway shows, importing giant sculptures from Paris on which to display jewelry and lining up a series of limos to whisk guests between the Waikiki boutiques and the one in Ala Moana, managed by former Miss Hawaii Beverly Noa. High fashion photog Kyle Rothenborg also is flying in to do a fashion shoot for guests following a Chanel "touch up." ... I'm now off for a sojourn in San Francisco, so watch for the disaster, which invariably follows me there. See you next month ...



Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968. His columns run Monday through Friday. Contact Dave by e-mail at donnelly@kestrok.com.





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