Cinema: It's a Gift

When Adventurer Thor (Kon-Tiki) Heyerdahl and his comrades visited Papeete, Mrs. Arlette Reasin, a Tahitian planter's wife, welcomed them with a hula, later sued Heyerdahl for $150,000 because he included pictures of the dance, without permission, in his book's movie version. Last week a Los Angeles judge dismissed the suit, decreeing that Mrs. Reasin's artistic efforts were "in effect, a gift."


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