Jayne Mansfield returns from South Vietnam (Updated a year ago)
KRON News report from February 20th 1967 featuring the arrival at San Francisco airport of actress Jayne Mansfield (1933-67), who had just returned from a three days visit with U.S. troops in South Vietnam. Sat next to her lawyer Sam Brody, she becomes visibly upset at a press conference and comments: "There's no front line in Vietnam ... the fighting is everywhere." She admits "I got very broken up" by visiting injured soldiers because "they're lying there, without limbs. And there's no one. There's no one there to hold their hand and say I love you and things are going to be fine." Ends with Mansfield on the verge of tears as she recalls: "One young person in particular he, he just got to me. He lost his leg ... he was 25 years old. And the thing that upset me most is that they ... they're so proud of what they did. There's no bitterness at all."
Added to San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive on March 18, 2013.
- Originally aired on: KRON-TV
- Date aired: 2/20/1967
- Recording medium: 16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
- Rights for this video belong to: Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
- Duration: 1:37
- Type of material: archival newsfilm
- KRON 197-15.mp4 (24.15 MB – MPEG4 video)
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