By Dave Donnelly

Friday, July 9, 1999

Tori Richard goes
whole hog

WHEN resort wear manufacturer Tori Richard was named official licensee for an exclusive Harley-Davidson line, adman Gib Black was called in. He put his art director, Miles Ishiki, on the project to create the perfect graphic concept, and he put out a "Babe" call. Models were paraded before him, and he finally selected Pua, who he felt would look just right in the shirt he had in mind, perhaps because of her measurements: 33-inch waist, 26-inch neck and 9-inch arms. Pua, you see, is a black and white pot belly pig owned by Tom and Beth Andrewes of Kailua. Harleys have long been associated with hogs, hence Pua's selection.


Alas, she was not the perfect model, and disliked trying on clothes and even more taking them off. But while Pua swinishly squirmed and squealed throughout the Lisa Greenwell photo session, Black said a little prayer of thanks for computer enhanced photography, which can wipe anything off a pig's chin, transfer a tail from one shot to the next, replace one head with another and iron out any wrinkles the shirt may develop given the circumstances. But the mission was accomplished, and Pua will be the new rep for the Harley Owners Group ...

Both rare and well done

PHOTOGRAPHIC artist Alan Houghton thinks of himself as a dinosaur, given that he does all his art photographs individually by hand in his dark room, and wouldn't dream of entrusting a negative to a photo lab or even think of using a computer if he had one. Now that UH's Hamilton Library has acquired a 16-piece collection of his "Heartbeat of Hawaii" hula photos and placed them in the Hawaiian Rare Collection Library, he figures he's a "rare dinosaur." That may be redundant, but his work certainly isn't. Two copies of his first "Heartbeat of Hawaii" calendar (from 1998) have just sold for $25 each, more than twice the original price ...

CONGRATS to the Special Olympics Hawaii team, which lugged home a record 54 medals and 23 ribbons from the Special Olympic Games in North Carolina last weekend ...

WHERE are they now? Former UH drama student Billie Ann Sabala, now a Nevada resident, is entered in the Senior Miss Las Vegas contest Aug. 1, but don't mess with Billie -- her talent involves demonstrating expertise in the martial arts. Anna Lea, who sang for many years in island nightclubs, most notably at the Kahala Hilton, is now retired and also living in Vegas. She ruefully admits she, too, would now be eligible to run for Senior Miss Las Vegas, but won't ...

A Sicilian named Klink

ADMAN and computer whiz Paul Klink has his dad's German last name, but he was raised by his mother's Sicilian side of the family. And when he discovered Donato's, the new Italian/Sicilian eatery near Kahala Mall, he didn't have to be dragged back a second time. In fact, he mentioned Wednesday night that the place had been open for 36 days, and he'd eaten there 36 times. If not dinner, then lunch. The food there was uniformly magnificent as created by the former chef at Sarento's, Donato himself. Among diners Wednesday was former Kahala Mandarin G.M. Seamus McManus and the David Heenan family. ...

Dave Donnelly has been writing on happenings
in Hawaii for the Star-Bulletin since 1968.
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