By Dave Donnelly

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Producer Masini plans
honeymoon to die for

IT'S no surprise that big time producer Al Masini, whose name appears in credits for many a network show ("Entertainment Tonight," "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," etc.) has a honeymoon to dream about planned for his fiancee, Charlyn Honda. Masini has spoken with Bob Burns, the ex-President of Regent International who sold the company for a bundle of bundles, and as part of his honeymoon following their June nuptials at the Royal Hawaiian will head for Burns' new Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, situated overlooking a lake in Gargnano, Italy. The villa, last residence of Benito Mussolini, has been transformed into a super luxury property by Burns after sitting in abandonment and ruin for decades. This place should make Masini's $12 million Hawaii Loa Ridge estate look modest by comparison ...

IT'S hard to believe that Sally Parker is a grandmother. The wife of ex-NFL player Don Parker, Sally was formerly married to millionaires Pat Bowlen (owner of the Denver Broncos) and Monte Goldman, one half (with brother Alfred) of the ill-fated Goldman Brothers, who bought the former Kaiser Estate in Portlock. And there sat Sally on Mother's Day at Don Ho's Island Grill showing off her new grandson, Nalu, son of daughter Beth Bowlen and husband, Ikaika Harbottle, along with her daughter Amie Bowlen Kelmmer's kids, Lillie and Eric, as dad Howie Klemmer watched. Sally's other daughters, Meghan Goldman and Natalie Parker, were on hand. Missing were Leslie, who's studying opera at the Manhattan School of Music, and Donald's daughter Tabor, but both telephoned earlier in the day ...

Light my fire

THERE always seems to be something cooking at each year's 50th State Fair, but at the one getting under way at Aloha Stadium next week, what will seem to be cooking is Dana Kunze. He's known professionally as "The Human Torch Fire Diver," and actually sets himself on fire before each of his 30-foot plunges into a shallow pool. He is also the seven-time world record holder for the highest dive. You can catch Kunze -- well, not literally -- each weekend at the Jaycee's State Fair May 25 until June 17. And once you've paid to attend the fair, there's no separate charge to see the fire diver ...

FORMER Isle resident and "Hawaii Five-O" regular Peggy Ryan is resting at home recuperating after getting a clogged artery while teaching dance classes for oldsters in Las Vegas, something she's been doing since leaving Hawaii ... The Symphony Ball mentioned here is actually on May 26. For more info call 531-0855 ...

Vergin' on the ridiculous

TWO disparate characters with poles-apart tastes. That's "Grace and Glorie," the two woman starring in the play of that name opening tonight at Manoa Valley Theatre. Grace (Jo Pruden) is a backwoods illiterate of 90 who eats Velveeta and Wonder Bread while New York Glorie (Shari Lynn) prefers yuppie brie and lobster salad. At the first rehearsal in which they actually ate, everyone convulsed with laughter and Pruden virtually gagged. She admitted she was a Velveeta Virgin and spent the next few minutes scraping the goo off the roof of her mouth ...

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

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