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Kathy Kohner

Los Angeles, 1993
I was just a girl who surfed, and the guys at Malibu named me Gidget. Then I left and everything went crazy.

Matt Warshaw talked to Kathy Zuckerman née Kohner, better know as Gidget, in 1993. Quotes from this article appeared in the May 1994 issue of Los Angeles magazine, for an articled titled “When Malibu Ruled.”

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What are you doing these days?

I’m a hostess at the Broadway Bar and Grill, in Santa Monica, on the Promenade near 3rd. I’ve been there almost six years.

Yesterday I called there, looking for you. The woman who answered didn’t know who “Kathy” was. I started to explain, and she w...