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The original 'Rainbow'
|Judy Garland sang the original "Over the Rainbow."|
If you've never heard "Rainbow," as sung by the late Judy Garland, you can rent the "Oz" video or wait for the traditional holiday-time airing on TV. Or rediscover Garland, along with her own lei of hits, in a just-out "The Very Best of Judy Garland" compilation, which features "Over the Rainbow" (MCA/Decca).
It's a nostalgic journey, to be sure, with obvious pauses on some of her best rainbow of movie hits.
Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment editor
A stamp of aloha
There's a movement afoot in the Islands. It's led by Dale Hope, aloha shirt aficionado and author of "The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands."
Hope, with support from Hawai'i's congressional delegation and members of the Legislature, is proposing a series of postage stamps featuring vintage aloha shirts of the 1930s and 1940s.
Hawai'i folks are encouraged to put their support for the effort in writing. Letters can be sent to: Dr. Virginia Noelke, Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L'Enfant Plaza West SW, Washington, DC 20260.
Paula Rath, Advertiser staff writer
Tooth Fairy trinkets
After the mother of four young children had difficulty finding Tooth Fairy mementos for her kids, she launched toothfairycentral.com, a Web site and one-stop-shop for gifts, keepsakes and all things Tooth Fairy.
Dental experts say children typically lose their baby teeth between ages 5 and 9, shedding 20 teeth in the process. Multiply that by the millions of children who lose their teeth each year in the United States. The Web site, based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, offers Tooth Fairy pillows, display boxes and books. Also available are items exclusive to the site, like Tooth Fairy teddy bears.