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While this thread gets temporarily hi-jacked for Apocalypse Now, here are two pieces from the movie itself.

 

The first is one of the PBR shirts from one of the background guys.

Years ago, before we ever thought movie stuff would be worth anything, I had one of Clean's uniforms. It had the costume tag Larry Fishbourne. I cut the patch off and threw the shirt in the trash. Someplace around here I still have my own personal butt kicking machine I use whenever I think about that shirt.

 

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Wow, now thats what i call a part of movie history allright thumbsup.gif

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Thats my face before and after I have licked Bobs painting .

though I have licked some strange paintings all the way around the globe from Paris ,Berlin ,London ,this painting has a different flavour .

It tasts like a mango cream pudding!!!

you just want to spread it all around ..........

 

Owen

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Bob- I can take the picture into the laboratory and have it tested (and decontaminated while I am at it!) Patrick

 

Thanks, I may have to take you up on that offer.

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Here is a shirt Owen has been on me for awhile to post. This one should make Spikey happy also. It is a lightweight issue piece that was worn in the movie The Green Berets. We believe it is one of the Montangnard Strikers. For years we thought it was the suspected VC that measures off the camp. But about six years ago I was able to purchase a big chunk of the Green Berets costume departments uniform continuance photos. It is close but the pocket has a slightly different vertical print.

 

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Close-up of the pocket on the sleeve. The costumers took the pocket off but left the flap to maker it look like it was still there.

 

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This is another of my personal favorite pieces. This VNMC pattern tiger boonie hat belonged to Helen " Patches" Muscgrove. She was one of the most famous female correspondents in Vietnam. For years covering the war she would receive patches from units. Eventually she had her name legally changed to Patches Muscgrove. She wrote one of the best books ever written about Vietnam called VIETNAM FRONT ROW CENTER.

 

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Here are some of the photos from the costume department on The Green Berets. This first photo is the one we hoped was the shirt above.

 

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Bob,

 

Thanks for posting these pics, could you provide further information about the material, is it made like the Late war Tiger Stripe or just like poplin. It s just because I had in the past the hunting pants I had bought from O'Connor with only 2 side pockets, and the material is like Late war, and I was not able to tell if it waswartime item or some reprint during the end 60-70 for civilian market.

 

Your jacket has classic asian buttons, while in the movie, the garment worn by JWayne or other US had big BDU buttons. Is it true ?

 

Thanks

 

 

Here is a shirt Owen has been on me for awhile to post. This one should make Spikey happy also. It is a lightweight issue piece that was worn in the movie The Green Berets. We believe it is one of the Montangnard Strikers. For years we thought it was the suspected VC that measures off the camp. But about six years ago I was able to purchase a big chunk of the Green Berets costume departments uniform continuance photos. It is close but the pocket has a slightly different vertical print.

 

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The material is a lightweight, nothing even close to civilian. John Wayne had a few different sets of Silver he wore. I handled a set of his a couple of years ago with the Paramount studios tag in it. Great set but I couldn't afford the asking price for it. You have to remember the war was going on while this movie was being filmed. When they needed material / insignia/ etc., they just had someone pick it up in Vietnam and ship it to the set. The majority of the movie was filmed at Ft Bragg. These uniforms weren't collectibles at the time, they were current worn items.

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We have another thread running about the thousands of photos that Life Magazine has posted on-line.

 

While the WWII guys have been going nuts over them, there are some Vietnam era photos shown there is well.

 

Here is a sample:

 

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?img...%3Doff%26sa%3DG

 

To search further, go to the search bar and enter what ever key words you wish to use, just make sure it ends "search:Life". There are also buttons on here where you can buy these photos.

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