Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, June 5, 1999

It will be Dr. and ‘Doc’ now

Mug shot Things are looking lovely for beautiful Elizabeth Lindsey. Last Saturday the actress-filmmaker received her doctorate in cultural anthropology from Union Institute and was nominated for the institute's prestigious Circle of Scholars Award. This summer Dr. Lindsey, who today marks the 21st anniversary of being crowned Miss Hawaii, will gain another title when she marries C. Brewer Chairman J.W.A. "Doc" Buyers. The small wedding will be held at the Hawaiian church on Lanai ...

Bright news from Littleton

Not all the news coming out of Littleton, Colo.,where the Columbine High shootings took place, is bad. Sue Hogoboom of Littleton contacted Mamo Howell to buy a colorful Mamo cummerbund and bow tie for her son, Chase, which he will wear to his Kent High School senior prom. Mamo asked what color trousers the youth was going to wear and was told he plans to wear a grass skirt. Mamo, a former hula dancer, and her husband, Dixie, made the hula skirt for the boy and are also sending a lei for his girl to wear at the prom ...

Anyone who enjoys warm and fuzzy feel-good movies should make a dash to see "Notting Hill," starring gorgeous Julia Roberts and handsome Hugh Grant. Both turn in top performances in the romantic comedy and the supporting cast is superb. Roberts plays the world's most famous movie star, and Grant portrays a bookstore owner struggling to make ends meet. It's an unlikely love match with severe complications, but they listen to their hearts. Don't miss this charmer ...

"He's a singer's singer," said Gov. Ben Cayetano after taking in Martin Nievera's fine program with the Honolulu Symphony at the Concert Hall last weekend. The smartly choreographed young women in Forte did well as a guest act. The guv and wife Vicky attended a reception for Nievera at Alan T's, operated by Alan Takasaki in the Honolulu Club, after the concert. Symphony pops conductor Matt Catingub was at the reception and was excited about the show and Hawaiian swing dance band he will unveil in Tropics at the Hilton Hawaiian Village this summer. Matt doesn't just conduct; he sings and plays sax and piano. He's a fabulous one-man musical gang ...

The music was hot but the weather was cold at the Long Beach, Calif., Aloha Concert Jam last Sunday, reports transplanted islander Jean Dickinson. She dug the Peter Moon Band and Willie K. and Amy Gilliom. "Terrific but cold," sez hot-blooded Jean. "The little kids attending didn't look Hawaiian. They looked like little Eskimos!" ... Armond Vincent is the new manager at David Paul's at Diamond Head ...

Keeping watch on 'Baywatch'

The arrival of "Baywatch" Executive Producer Gregory Bonann at Herb and Jennifer Zukerkorn's aloha party at their home Monday night was a surprise for guests but not for the Zukerkorns. Bonann is renting the swank Diamond Head residence while the show is being filmed here. Herb and Jennifer, sometimes known as "Goo-Goo Eyes" for the way she gazes at Herb, are moving to San Diego this week. "We're glad to be here," Bonann said. Everybody's been fantastic." Bonann was with "Baywatch" producers Phil Topar and Craig Kwasizur. ... Earlier, car dealer Jerry Cutter checked out KGMB-TV to watch his pal Fred Piluso, the Scruples owner and a former Green Beret, being interviewed by Russ Shimooka about Vietnam war experiences. Jerry said he'd hear about it from Fred if he didn't take time to watch the Memorial Day segment ...

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of
people, places and things every Saturday.
His columns appear online every Monday.

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