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Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’ - October 18, 2006 | Uncle Toms Gabbin | Midweek.com

Uncle Tom’s Gabbin’

Tom Moffatt
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Wednesday - October 18, 2006
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Many of us have been working for months to bring the Rolling Stones to Hawaii for their final concert at Aloha Stadium on Nov. 22. Of course, many hotels were actively vying to have the Stones as their guests. When the selected hotel received the good news last week, the responsible executive ordered a box full of scones from the hotel bakery and personally delivered them to our office. The box was creatively labeled “The Rolling Scones” ...

The fabulous Russell Tanoue is at it again. Former host of the Piranha Room, whose guests include models, actors, entertainers and celebrities, launches his first monthly installment of “Beautiful” this Saturday, 10 p.m. at Indigo Restaurant - a benefit for the American Cancer Society ...

Jerry Mathers
Jerry Mathers

It was a kick joining the Mathers family last week for the Waikiki wedding of Lt. Shaun Mathers of the Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept. to L.A. trial attorney Katie Mason. And what a family! The wedding party included Shaun’s charming mom, in-laws, brothers and sisters, including sister Susan McSweeney, mayor of California’s Westlake Village, and brother Jerry Mathers, best remembered as Beaver of the hit television series Leave It To Beaver ...

A la Captain Honolulu
A la Captain Honolulu

Jerry recalled his 1961 visit to Hawaii with co-star Tony Dow, when the show was the hottest thing on TV. They were brought here by the Gem Stores and before an appearance at Gem’s Dillingham location (now the Grocery Outlet), they stopped for a visit on the “Captain Honolulu Show” on Channel 4, hosted by Sgt. Sacto, who opened each show using his thumb and forefinger to create air force goggles. Sgt. Sacto explained that anyone could this! The children guesting on the show, along with Tony Dow, all took their fingers and created goggles, but Jerry, after several attempts, was unsuccessful and told me that it was the most embarrassing moment of his show business career…

Charley Memminger‘s book-signing party at Duke’s is Wednesday at 5 p.m. - due to a typo, date was left out of last week’s column ...

This week in 1961: Sharon Komata of Mid-Pacific Institute is crowned the first Miss K-poi at the Civic Auditorium as part of the 27th Show of Stars, which features the Everly Brothers, Ray Peterson, Jerry Fuller and Kathy Young. During the ‘60s, thanks to contestants such as Sharon, the annual pageant attracted more attention than Miss Hawaii. Sharon (now Narimatsu) went on to become a member of Mayor Fasi’s cabinet, Vice Chancellor for Student and Community Affairs for University of Hawaii Community Colleges, Provost of Leeward Community College and Deputy Director of DBEDT. She’s just retired as the first female president of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce. What a career! ...

The No. 1 hit in Hawaii was Runaround Sue by Dion ...

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