Overseas Press Club Award
"Frankie's House was where a few adventurous members of the Saigon press
corps, along with an occasional soldier, foreign service officer or visiting
writer, went to soothe their war-tired minds and exhausted bodies with
marijuana, opium, music and the attentions of affectionate members of the
opposite sex. The combination of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll was not invented
at Frankie's House, nor was it perfected there, but it was practiced almost
every night with consummate enthusiasm." (pg 297)
Sean Flynn and Dana Stone have been MIA for
thirty-two years. The investigation into what happened to them is still
No trace of their remains has been identified.
The search continues.
Photographs of Sean Flynn and Dana Stone
On temporary loan from Pythia Press.
©2002 Pythia Press. All Rights Reserved.
||Joseph Galloway is the co-author of "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young," with
Lt. Gen. Harold Moore, U.S. Army (Ret.), made into a movie with Mel Gibson.
After a long, distinguished career as a journalist with UPI and U.S. News &
World Report, Joe is still an active writer. He lives with his family outside
Washington, D.C. This photo was taken in 1965.
||Michael Herr and Sean Flynn, 1968,
photograph © by Tim Page
Flynn in Saigon
||Steve Northup, UPI photojournalist who was one
of the members of Frankie's House (see pg 295)
After leaving Vietnam, Martin Stuart-Fox freelanced his way to
Europe, got married, and returned to report from Afghanistan, India and
Bangladesh. At the end of 1972 he returned to Australia, where he undertook
degrees in history and philosophy at the University of Queensland and joined
the staff of the History Department. He is currently professor and head of
history, and teaches the history of mainland Southeast Asia. His research
has primarily been on Laos and Cambodia, but he has also written on
Buddhism. Martin's books include: The Murderous Revolution: Life and Death
in Pol Pot's Kampuchea; The Lao Kingdom of Lan Xang; A History of Laos;
Historical Dictionary of Laos; and The Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism (with R. S Bucknell)
Page was a masterful entertainer who was happiest when he was amusing
friends and acquaintances, usually while consuming drugs with them. He welcomed
you into his circle like a lost brother, making you comfortable at once,
learning your ways to tease you about them when he knew you better. His flattery
could make you feel like the most exalted person in the room...Life was a play
for Page, a living performance with the war as his stage. He played the lead
as the craziest, funniest, weirdest war photographer in the world, making up
the script as he went along."
||Tim with Vietnamese friends at China Beach, Danang, 1965, wearing
the lucky hat he later gave to Sam Castan.
and caption by Leonardo (Cat) Caparros.
The caption by Caparros reads
"So you burned your draft card. Then what happened?"