SCRIPTING: whatever you want! Americans on the street (especially GIs) are getting far fewer in?
SCRIPTING: whatever you want! Americans on the street (especially GIs) are getting far fewer in numbers. Most are concentrating on buying some last minute mementos of Viet-Nam - including the prolific Vietnamese paintings. A popular stand is that of Miss Hong (filmed by Visnews with her tiny stand 5 years ago), who has one of the largest stands on the street. She does all the paintings herself - the more simple in less than 15 minutes, and even the larger only take on hour or two. However, they're priced accordingly, and the cheaper small paintings sell for about one dollar. Miss Hong hopes that, when the Americans go, there will be many tourists visiting Viet-Nam. It's a hope share by many of the street sales-people - few really believe it, but they don't care to think of the alternative - for them.
The GIs like their girlfriends to wear happy gear, but it's noticeable that the ao-dai is returning more and more, and most Vietnamese believe their people have once again seen out a foreign occupation without any lasting contamination. The USO was sober and quiet compared to former years, and there were plenty of coats to spare as the Club almost certainly celebrated its last Thanksgiving in Viet-Nam, to the boat of a Black American Soul Group. The first years in Viet-Nam were celebrated by??? entertainment by (more often) white "conventional" singers.