Bali Hai calls again! Mitzi Gaynor Kauai bound for South Pacific celebrationby: Derek Paiva
posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 12:51 PM
Gaynor will appear at two events connected with the anniversary celebration.
• She'll share tales of the South Pacific production and her long career at An Afternoon with Mitzi Gaynor on Oct. 4. The event, at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Lihue, is open to the public. The $20 admission fee benefits Kauai Museum. For tickets, call the Kauai Visitor Bureau at (808) 245- 3971.
• Gaynor will also help celebrate the much-anticipated grand opening weekend of the luxe St. Regis Princeville Resort, at a guests-only event. The peninsula the St. Regis is perched on, overlooking Hanalei Bay, was where French plantation owner Emile de Becque (played by the late, great and very coolly-named Italian actor Rossano Brazzi) charmed Nellie with the ballad “Some Enchanted Evening.” Gaynor will take part in events attended by other actors from the film. The Arts, Culture & Style weekend is the first of the resort’s Quintessential Celebrations, a series of weekend events through October and November celebrating the St. Regis Princeville’s grand opening. Other Quintessential Celebrations weekends are Sport & Adventure (Oct. 22-25), Spa & Wellness (Nov. 5-8) and Epicurean (Nov. 19-22). Events are open to guests who purchase special series room packages. For more information, click here.
Can’t make it to either event, or just want to fall in love with Mitzi as Nellie all over again? Click the screen below for a clip from South Pacific featuring a radiant Gaynor singing "I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy" … on beautiful Lumahai Beach.
We also wish Ms. Gaynor a happy 78th birthday today--Sept. 4!
Photos: Kauai Visitors Bureau
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