MARI HONJO FACTS:
• Born July 2, 1948 in
Yokohama, Japan, to Teruo Honjo and Takako Kinoshita. One brother, one
• Often uses the name and social security number of her younger
sister, MAYUMI HONJO, born September 17, 1950.
• Married Larry D. Myers in San Francisco, California on July 3,
• Although since divorced, she still often uses the names MARI HONJO
MYERS, MARI H. MYERS, or MAYUMI MYERS.
• Married to Gary R. Warren in Los Angeles, California on January 28,
1982; divorced February 10, 1989.
• In the late 1980’s operated a men’s clothing store called “Otoko”
(the Japanese word for “man”) at 407 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
90210. Her business partner was Lisa T. Yamamoto, aka Lisa Gage. (Lisa
reports no recent contact.)
• In the past has used these mail drop addresses, although each
proprietor states they have not seen her in five years:
270 N. Canon
Drive #1972, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Beverly Hills Postal Center Inc.,
proprietor; Leonard Stein, registered agent, Gerald Zack, president)
Kalakaua Av. #418, Honolulu, HI 96815 (Michiyo Kamijo, proprietor)
• Other former addresses include:
Larrabee #424, West Hollywood, CA 90069
1320 Miller #4, Los Angeles, CA 90069
930 N. Doheny Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069
300 Wai Nani Way #917, Honolulu, HI 96815
330 N. Crescent Drive #108, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
311 S. Robertson Blvd. #404, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (no such
address; however, there is a mail drop at 311 N. Robertson Blvd.)
141 N. Linden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
May have worked for:
Fred Hayman Beverly Hills exclusive fashion boutique, 190 N.
Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (They report she has not been employed
Last confirmed physical address:
2102 Century Park Lane #105, Los Angeles, California. (She
does not live there now, and has not lived there since July, 1997. The
current resident has no knowledge of her whereabouts.)
May have resided recently at:
Melville Drive, San Marino, CA 91108 (Owners speak little English; owners’
daughter reports no knowledge of her.)
FACT OR FICTION?
As creative as she is beautiful,
MARI HONJO has claimed these among her many startling life
• Was married to the late rock
Cozy Powell. (Powell’s biographer states he
has never heard about it.)
• Studied acting with Lee
Strasberg at the renowned Actors Studio in New York.
• Appeared in a TV commercial for
Karl’s Shoes, which consisted almost entirely of her sitting on the floor,
giggling. (We think this one might be true.)
• Original choice for the role of
“Mariko" (Lady Toda Buntaro) in the 1980 TV mini-series “Shogun,” the part later going to
MOST RECENT MARI
• The name
Mari Honjo appears on the British
Norfolk Education and Action for Development (NEAD) website as one of
two instructors in Chinese cultural activities. Grace Po-Ting Fang, the
other instructor, reports she does not know this lady and doesn’t remember
anyone fitting her description.
• A Japanese lady named
Tomo had a website
with several pages devoted to her love of herbal tea products and
sale promotions for various Chanel brand handbags.
On one page Tomo reported a meeting with “Miss Mari” at a pizza
parlor in a shopping mall in Hawaii, where she was introduced to the wonders
of herbal tea.
Another page promoted a “Winter Fashion Show 2002” for
¥5,000 (±US$40) at the Teikoku (Imperial)
Hotel Osaka, featuring Mari Honjo Myers.
Our Japanese is not very good (our sensei says not to tell anyone we were
her student), so we have relied on a web-based translation of portions of
that page, below.
Tomo claims no current ability to communicate with
Mari Honjo, nor any knowledge of her
present whereabouts. As soon as contact was made with Tomo, her website
deleted all reference to "Miss Mari" or Mari Honjo.
[Bad translation of
Japanese language info formerly on Tomo's website:]
Winter Fashion Show 2002
with Ms. Mari Honjo Myers
The great collection has also gathered this time. The
lecture and school of Miss Mari are also full
of precious contents. The view to a fashion may also change. When uniting
also invites a friend, please surely come.
Contents Precious story of personal experiences in the fashion community
for 30 years of Miss Mari. The history and
the present condition of a present age Europe fashion. In addition,
fitting meeting & fashion consulting, exercise, a makeup, etc
Collections of the very first rank, such as CHANEL. Giorgio Armani.
Valentino. Gianni Versace. Moschino. Ungaro. Gianfranco Ferre. Gucci. YSL.
Escada. Karl Lagerfeld. Christian Lacroix. Hermes, gather. A designer is
the one-point thing completed for the Europe Imperial Household or the
Hollywood star directly.
Profile Mari Honjo Myers fashion
It is born 1948.7.2, and is pure 浜っ子. Living in Beverly Hills. They are a
visit to America and abnormal psychology speciality to New York because of
1967.9 studying abroad after the Yokohama joint establishment school
graduation. The under-exclusive-contract model of Valentino is chosen
during enrollment in school, and it plays an active part in Europe and the
United States as a model. From the second half of 1980, it will result
activity and now as fashion consultants, such as Vogue, the Hollywood
movie, the Hollywood star, and an Imperial-Household-sponsored fashion
show of Europe. A volunteer activity and a lecture are made into a
lifework, as part of charity activity, she ages 1994 for the purpose of
raising young men's international nature and independency of Japan through
a fashion, and visits Japan frequently for it, and sponsorship of a
fashion show etc. is worked for it.
...Since I sold out in
the last show, please understand the maximum article of a photograph.
MARI HONJO in her starring role as the
evil Madame Lee in the 1976 kung fu classic "Death Machines"
From the Press Book for the
1976 Crown International Pictures release "Death Machines":
Mari Honjo Chilling in “Death Machines”
There may be a trio of deadly killers in Crown International’s
release “Death Machines,” but for sheer evil Madame Lee, role played by
Yokohama-born Mari Honjo is easily the
Miss Honjo’s previous theatrical
experience was on the legitimate stage and also she is well known as a model
mainly in the Miami (Florida) area, in this country. In Japan the black
haired actress appeared as a fashion model in most of that country’s main
department stores. She studied acting at Hunter College and after that got
acting and singing experience at New York’s Showcase Theatre.
Starring in “Death Machines” are Ron Marchini, Michael Chong and Joshua
Johnson in a story co-authored by Joe Walders and director Paul Kyriazi.
Don Rust was cinematographer on the film which was made in central and
By Linda Gross in the Los Angeles
Times, May 21, 1976:
Killing on Cue in ‘Death Machines’
“Death Machines” (citywide) is lifeless—but a diverting and
modest cartoon kind of kung fu flick in which the city of Stockton and a
maimed karate school student try to outwit a trio of mechanical
A lacquered-haired and lisping dragon lady (Mari
Honjo) mysteriously trains three men, Ron Marchini, Joshua
Johnson and Michael Chong, to become inhuman-human robots who kill on cue.
Then, Miss Honjo
invites the local Mafia chief (Chuck Kizakian) to dine and for des[s]ert
serves him the head of one of his henchmen, advising: “If you want someone
killed in this city, deal with me.”
The death team then launches a series of Mafia-backed assignments,
always sending their prospective victim a red [B]uddha as a calling card.
They bust up the local karate school—killing everyone except for an
eyewitness whose arm is severed (John Lowe).
Policemen (Ron Ackerman and Edward Blair) block a second try at Lowe’s
life and capture one-third of the team—Marchini. But the policemen are
taken off the case due to remiss reports and bad attendance at police public
relations classes. Marchini escapes from their replacement, shreds up the
police department, and rejoins his partners to snarl and splatter blood
until all their murders are accomplished.
At its best, Joe Walders and Paul Kyriazi’s straying script—the idea of
men turned into murderers by society—is an interesting concept. At its
worst, the automatons are devoid of any motivational or emotional fleshing
and are only provided with movement and grunting noises.
Director Kyriazi captures a dusty, petty ambience. The best sequence
is when part of the death machine (Marchini) takes refuge in a café owned by
a God-fearing old couple.