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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, October 1, 2001

The Left Lane
Gazing at the Moon

Crescent Moon, the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home built in Hawai'i, will be featured in an upcoming "Extreme Homes" show on Home & Garden TV.

What's so extreme? The house, built mostly of brick and stone, has a great room that's 3,700 square feet.

The home was built a few years back in Waimea on the Big Island for former Honolulu advertising executive Sandy Sims using designs that America's most famous architect drew up when he was in the 80s but never saw constructed.

Sims acquired the rights to the plans from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which says it will not allow the same design to be built again. The show airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Oceanic Channel 38.

— Mike Leidemann, Advertiser staff writer

Royal bonus on DVD

When Walt Disney Home Video releases its DVD of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on Oct. 9, it will log another "first" for the beloved animated classic. For the first time, a major recording artist, Barbra Streisand, will debut a new version of the movie's love ballad, "Some Day My Prince Will Come," as a hot extra on the two-disc special.

"Snow White" was America's groundbreaking cartoon film, launching a wave of fairy tales-turned-movies. Its numerous distinctions include being the first full-length animated feature, the first to be included in the prestigious U.S. National Film Registry and the first animated film to win an honorary Oscar (to Walt Disney in 1938), with miniature statuettes awarded to each of seven dwarfs.

The DVD could emerge as the fairest of them all, too, since it will offer a historical glimpse of hosts over the decades: Roy Disney (the '30s), Angela Lansbury (the '40s), Fess Parker (the '50s), Robby Benson (the '60s), Dean Jones (the '70s), Jodi Benson (the '80s) and Ming-Na (the '90s). D.B. Sweeney plays host.

— Wayne Harada, Advertiser entertainment editor