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SAIGON, A WAR NOT OUR OWN – MOVIE TRAILER

I am documenting the experiences and emotional repercussions of American children living in Saigon at the onset of Vietnam war. […]

Do You Remember Saturday At The Movies

I’m sure we all recall, from the days of our youth, spending Saturday afternoons at the movies when we were younger. As we moved into our teens – Saturday nights at the movie theater was a place we could meet up with our friends (and, hopefully our latest *crush*). Ahh … those sweet memories of pop corn, candy and soda pop while sitting in the back row holding hand (or as the famous song from those by-gone days said, ” … hugging and kissing with …. ” ) as we watched the News Reels (like we really cared about those – lol ), then the cartoons (they were great), and finally the featured movie would appear on the BIG screen as the music sound track echoed through the theater – mesmerizing us into worlds of fantasy, adventures and entertainment.

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Saigon Kids Home Movies

This is probably a long term project, but I thought I’d plant the seed with you now.

The idea is being kicked around of making a video comprised of old “Home Movies” taken by Saigon Kids’ parents while living in Saigon and Viet-nam back in the good old days of the 50s and 60s.

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A Yank In Vietnam

Remember Marshall Thompson (star of the tv show ‘Daktari’ and numerous movies in the ’40’s and ’50’s)? In the early ’60’s, he came to Vietnam to make a movie, ‘A Yank In Vietnam’ (alternate title “Year of the Tiger.”) My dad, Donald Seely, was port operations officer in Saigon…and his secretary was a young […]