Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, November 3, 2001

Buyers of Selleck’s
house say, ‘Tom who?’

AT the opening of the Kahala Mandarin's recent food and wine festival, Carl Smigielski talked about showing Tom Selleck's Black Point home to the eventual buyers, a couple from Japan. The buyers saw a Hirschfeld caricature of Tom on the wall and asked who that was. Obviously, Tom's television and motion picture career was not known to this couple. However, Tom's screening room, located on top of the garage, was a something they liked, Carl said. The 2,400-square foot house on 4,800-square feet of fee simple land sold for $2.48 million furnished. Carl, of Sandwich Isles Realty, represented the buyers and Jo Frasier of Locations represented Selleck ...

Bayanihan coming

It's a one-night-only performance for Bayanihan, the colorful Philippine National Folk Dance Company, Nov. 30 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Show time is 7:30 for the world-famous group. Tickets, priced at $30 and $40, are on sale at the Blaisdell Box Office. This is the last stop on the dancers' 50th international tour. The isle performance is presented by the local Pamana dance group, headed by Hana Trinidad, and the Pamana Foundation, in conjunction with the Philippine Consulate General ...

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Hank Stackpole and wife, Vivian, attended the recent San Francisco Ballet performance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall and the reception for the dancers later in the Hilton's Bali restaurant. The general applauded the dancers as well as Vivian who has been elected to the Ballet Hawaii board of directors. The Stackpoles' have a strong interest in dance. Their daughter, Dana, is a cast member of "Contact" on Broadway and previously danced with the San Francisco Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She has also been a cast member in "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Carousel" on Broadway ...

Rab, Alice celebrate

Rab and Alice Guild have had plenty to celebrate lately. They marked their 47th wedding anniversary Oct. 23 with a party for 47 family members and friends at Donato's. Then they announced the wedding engagement of their youngest daughter, Lisa, to John Eveleth. Being married 47 years is big. Asked how it lasted so long, Rab said: "It is my personality and being able to walk away from a heated discussion." Wait until Alice reads this. His name will be Mud instead of Rab ...

"Bandit," the Bruce Willis-Billy Bob Thornton-Cate Blanchett romp, is full of fun, romance and laughs. It's a great escape from these troubled days. Willis and Thornton portray a couple of bank robbers who threaten people but would never hurt them. They enter bank managers' houses the night before pulling a job and spend the night with them. The banker and his family are forced to go with them to the bank in the morning. The duo becomes known as the "sleepover bandits." One banker's kids really dig them. Blanchett is a gorgeous hunk of femininity married to a rich jerk who is much more interested in business than her, despite her efforts. She accidentally hooks up with the robbers, who have picked up a brainless stuntman, portrayed by Troy Garity, as a getaway driver. All four are excellent and their escapades are fabulous. I could see this one again ...

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.
E-mail him at

E-mail to Sports Editor

Text Site Directory:
[News] [Business] [Features] [Sports] [Editorial] [Do It Electric!]
[Classified Ads] [Search] [Subscribe] [Info] [Letter to Editor]

© 2001 Honolulu Star-Bulletin