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    Quote Originally Posted by mel
    Last weekend I ran into this guy who was on a couple of James Bond movies in the 1970s. He tried to sell me an autographed picture but I passed. He did let me take his pic with my digital camera.
    he's a heck of a nice guy. hard to believe "He tried to sell me an autographed picture".

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    spending time in L.A. and of course, here in hawaii and Waikiki, ya can't help but "meet someone famous"

    over the past few decades, TOOOO many to list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    spending time in L.A. and of course, here in hawaii and Waikiki, ya can't help but "meet someone famous"
    over the past few decades, TOOOO many to list.
    Same here. Doing FM radio in Los Angeles, waaaaaay too many to list.
    One of the more bizarre/interesting events was smoking a little da kine with Timothy Leary. Wooooo-HOO!

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    I was flyin' from SF to Guam in 1969, military space available. Since that's a "hurry-up-and-wait" kind of deal, we had a lot of spare time between flights. At one point we headed over to the Officers' Club, and who should be performing but Lieutenant Uhura, aka Nichelle Nichols. I wasn't a Trekkie, but a couple of the people I was with were, and they were overcome. We met her, and she was unbelievably gracious. If you look at that website, she still seems to be pretty "real."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    Same here. Doing FM radio in Los Angeles, waaaaaay too many to list.
    One of the more bizarre/interesting events was smoking a little da kine with Timothy Leary. Wooooo-HOO!
    I hear thats where he got his famous sound bite; from you, a radio person:
    TUNE IN.. turn on and.... oh ferget it. not that funny aftah all...

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    addendum:

    John and Bo Derek, Johnathan Winters, Robert Mitchum, Diane Keaton, Robert Schimmel, (comedian) Calvin and Kelly Klein, Kathy Ireland, Burl Ives, (folk singer) Ringo Starr, Richard Keil, (Jaws; 007) Ben Chapman, (Creature from the Black lagoon). Tom Sellek, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Marie Shriver, James Stewart, Josh Brolin, (star and son o James, 'course...) Chick Hearn, (sportscaster) Ian and Will, (singer and guitarist; Echo and the Bunnymen), Michael Douglas, Annie Potts, (actress) Neil Simon (playwright), Fess Parker, (winery owner, Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone.) Barbara Eden, (I dream of genie) Jane Russell, Tommy Corrigan, (restaurant owner and he's in the film industry still and is son of Ray "Crash" Corrigan early Western Cowboy star), The Chantays, (met /partied with all the members. They were original surf band, did "Pipeline")


    (Backstory: I was just reading the Honolulu Weekly and some journalist writes she was asked by a friend if she wanted to go to a concert; She inquired "who's playing" which of course, you know the rest; abbott and costello routine redux...
    "The Who" was the answer.
    She queries:
    "who is the who!?"
    sheesh! do I feel old.
    thusly, I added info after some of the names above...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    addendum:
    how can I forget:
    Haji
    One o da three chicks in "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill" and "Motorspycho"
    We spent some time together back in the day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leimamo
    ...However, if a bartender remembers which type of drink I normally ordered, I'd take that as a clue that I'm spending way too much time at the bar and not with the people who are important to me - my ohana.

    well, back in the 80's I suppose a few bartenders coulda been considered part of my ohana; they sure made me feel important.
    Used to hang at Spago's just up on Horn, off Sunset back in the day Wolfgang's place was part of the golden triangle, along with "Le Dome" and anodda one right there..
    The moment I crossed that threshold, the barkeep had my Bombay Blue Saphirre Gin and Tonic waiting for me. He would just be finishing it and hand it to me as I set belly to bar.
    Which reminds me; Jerry Brown was a regular then, as was toooo many "names' to remember who we would rub shoulders with. Jerry and I talked a while. Very nice fella.
    This is funny;
    Some woman all of a sudden, got sick and rushed to the door, Jerry bolted from our conversation and helped her just outside the front door at the steps, while she... well... how can I say this politely? Yelled at the concrete. Called the dinosaurs. Hacked at her dead husband Ralph. Gave us a technicolor yawn. Painted the pavement. Popped her cookies. Yes. Upchucked.
    That Jerry. Such a gentleman!
    After that nite, he got my vote. And I certainly hope that woman's too!


    Anyway...
    The bar area was smallish, cozy and you couldn't help but start a conversation with Stallone, and other "B" list names.
    "A" list would sweep right in, no waiting.
    So often we would be talking with incredibly striking, stunningly gorgeous, exotic women for a while and later learn they were, for example, say.. a member of the Kashoggi family, or an oil arab sheik's wife or girlfriend...
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    Yes, but it doesn't make me a better person

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    When I was a schoolkid on Maui we did a field trip to Maui County Office, I met Linda Lingle...
    Ran into Magic Johnson on Kaanaapali beach!
    Met Leonard Maltin (movie reviewer) having pizza with his family at a Kihei pizza hut...I was all like "hey arent you that movie review guy" and hes like "hi *shakes hands* hehe cool guy...he didnt want to talk but he didnt mind his dinner interrupted...
    Met Jason Scott Lee at a shop in Kailua! He was with his girlfriend, had just been to the beach or something...he was pretty cool guy...to bad he hasn't done much movies lately eh? Dragon was good...and Jungle book
    Oh I've shook hands with Mufi Hanneman...dunno if hes a celebrity yet...unless he wins the mayoral race? Looks kinda tight with Bainums poll lead...
    Oh oh and Alicia Silverstone...well she waved too me in a crowd...hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    he's a heck of a nice guy. hard to believe "He tried to sell me an autographed picture".
    I chalk that up to Mr. Kiel just doing his job on behalf of the promoter. Did not take anything personal. He is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel
    He tried to sell me an autographed picture but I passed. He did let me take his pic with my digital camera.
    I chalk that up to Mr. Kiel just doing his job on behalf of the promoter. Did not take anything personal. He is nice.

    s'just that i was hanging with the dude for a little while and didn't appear to me he was making any pointed attempt to sell his pics and autographs. To TRY to sell anything. I think the dude has more class than that. In fact i know he does.
    Rather, I saw him offer it to those that exhibited an interest. And only then. (How they gonna know what's goin on there, unless he speaks up?)
    Now, instead of taking a picture with yer own camera, he could offer an upgrade; something hopefully seen as better, in your eyes; an autographed glossy photo.

    ...can't blame him if he was implying "hey dude, support the cause and get something better, An autographed 8x10 of any of my characters. instead of gettin a freebie with yer own camera..."
    ...maybe he took THAT personal.

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    Just stumbled on this thread, and coincidentally, the only famous person I ever met was Mike Sakamoto of "Fishing Tales" at a pog show in 1996. Still have his signed pog!

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    I did meet Mark Hamill ...

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    I met the president of the Philippines. Does that count? She's short as...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    The moment I crossed that threshold, the barkeep had my Bombay Blue Saphirre Gin and Tonic waiting for me.
    That's what the barista at Starbucks does when we walk in. Except it's usually two Venti Mocha Frappuccino with an extra shot, one Caramel Frappuccino with extra sauce and one Double Squeeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leimamo
    That's what the barista at Starbucks does when we walk in. Except it's usually two Venti Mocha Frappuccino with an extra shot, one Caramel Frappuccino with extra sauce and one Double Squeeze.

    oh yeaaa, bay uh bee! Coffee! almost as important to have that at the ready as
    al key hall!

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    I guess you can say my most treasured "famous" meeting was Barry Manilow (stop the snickers! ) I'm a huge fan, been so since I was little. I've met him several times at album signings -- but 9/4/1993 -- I was the "Can't Smile Girl" that he picked from his audience at a concert in Atlantic City, NJ (those of you that have seen his show before -- he picks one girl from the audience nightly to sing with him).

    Hmmm, met a few local Philadelphia sports celebrities.

    Oh yea, Barry Flanagan from HAPA a few times. I'm sure there's more to add here.
    ~Aloha! Christina~
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanikaibabe
    I guess you can say my most treasured "famous" meeting was Barry Manilow (stop the snickers! )

    I will refrain from snickering long enuff to welcome da newcomer! hahzeet!?

    wheah from lanikai you hail from?
    I spent many fun years there smawkeetime
    late 60's

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    I will refrain from snickering long enuff to welcome da newcomer! hahzeet!?

    wheah from lanikai you hail from?
    I spent many fun years there smawkeetime
    late 60's
    hey, Kimo -- thanks for da welcome! I hail from the mainland, Philadelphia, PA to be exact. You can return to snickering now
    ~Aloha! Christina~
    Greek by heritage, Australian by birth, American by chance, Hawaiian at heart.

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    I accidentally spilled coffee onto Doobie Brother Michael McDonald's leg while interviewing him for the radio. I went to shake his hand and SPLOOSH, I brushed it off of the table onto his thigh. (Great way to start an interview).

    It must've been cold already because he didn't even flinch. He was very cool. Afterwards I wondered if it had been hot, would he have given me one of his famous falsetto shouts?

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    i waited on Bono and his wife in Italy and a year later The Edge came by too. I met several "famous" people from my home country, but they wouldn't be famous to you, so I won't go there...
    I guess the U2 guys were the only ones... My boyfriend met Brooke Burns a month ago when she came to drop off photos at the Ritz Camera in Waikiki. And that's all celebrity we met... not much i guess.

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    David HassleHopAndSkip
    ??? ROFLMAO!!!

    ...my Buddhist group was fortunate to have a private audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India...
    WOW. That's just amazing.

    Let's see, I've never really "met" any celebrities, but Cindy Crawford walked by me like, five feet away, at the showers at Ehukai. She was doing a photo shoot.

    And I'm sort of related-by-marriage to Kevin Mawae of the NY Jets. I don't really know him, because I'm never around him, but around here, he's a "household name" (pardon the pun).
    ~'Ailina

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    Well, let's see now... I helped in the formation of 'Ilio'ula'okalani which is a group of Kumu Hula and native Hawaiian practitioners dedicated to the promotion and preservation of native rights. Amongst it's founding members are such celebrities (albeit they do not think of themselves as such mind you) as Keali'i Reichell, Kekuhi Kanahele and her husband Kaipo, Aunty Pua Kanaka'ole Kanahele (actually I grew up knowing all of the Kanaka'ole/Kanahele 'ohana having lived in and around Keaukaha, Pana'ewa, etc.), Chinky Mahoe, Sonny Ching and his wonderful mom, 'Ilio president Vickie Holt Takamine, Hokulani Holt-Padilla (both are cousins), Alicia Smith and her daughter Pi'ilani, Mapuana DeSilva and her husband Kihei, Uncle John Keola Lake, Robert Cazimero (he's funny as hell!), Manu Boyd (of Ho'okena fame... wonderful, wonderful person), Kaho'onei Panoke and many other Kumu hula/halau and native practitioners from that group (I know I'm missing a mention of quite a few notables, e kala mai!)

    Other's I know/knew personally or have had personal contact with are Aunty Edith Kanaka'ole, Aunty 'Iolani Luahine, Uncle George Na'ope, Cy Bridges, Bernard Kalua & Abe Keala of The Blalahs of Keaukaha fame, Albert Ka'ai of Makapu'u Sand Band (we're first cousins), Danny Couch (used to be my neighbor in Nanakuli), Butch Helemano (another neighbor on the opposite side of our house in Nanakuli), Manu Kahaiali'i (Willie K's dad, met Willie too), Aunty Genoa Keawe, Uncle Gabe Kila (Nanakuli Son's fame), Skippy and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (used to live across the street from my parents in Ma'ili) and Sam Grey (an original MS member who used to play the pakini (washtub bass), Moon Kauakahi (I did an oli kahea at Camp Smith and he responded with an oli aloha protocol at a meeting between army brass and community members relating to Makua), Melvin Amina (his dad married my first husband and I) and his family, Frenchy DeSoto, John DeSoto and many more politicians/tv/news reporters too many to name, through my working in government including Governors John Waihe'e, Ben Cayetano and George Ariyoshi as well as Mayor's Shunichi Kimura (Big Island), Frank Fasi, Ailene Anderson and Jeremy Harris oh and did I mention that O'ahu's first "Mayor" Joseph Fern in an ancestor of mine?

    Other celebrities I have had the occassion or honor of meeting are Tom Selleck, Martin Sheen, Michael Jordan, President Clinton, and more that if I find the extra time, I'll post... gotta run for now though.
    He leo wale no...

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    Queen Elizabeth II (my home town was named after her and during one of her visits to Australia during the 1970's she came to the main shopping center and was very sociable with people when being shown through the center).

    Bob Hawke (former Prime Minister of Australia)

    Tony Dorigo (England international soccer player, used to play against him regularly)

    John Inman (British comedian from Are You Being Served, he is exactly the same in real life as he is in the program)

    Mark McGuire (used to holiday in Adelaide, Australia no one cared who he was, so he got some peace and quiet, got talking to him in a store, didnt know who it was until following day when his picture was in the newspaper, explaining that he had just broken the home run record)

    A lot of Formula 1 racing drivers, including Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet (Adelaide used to have the last Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season and the drivers would really party after)

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