George of the Jungle

23 Apr

George and Me at Hurley's

Here is George Hamilton and I in Phnom Penh, at Hurley Scroggin’s Cantina on the Mekong River in February 2010. George came to Southeast Asia to attend the unveiling of a memorial honoring the memory of journalists and friends who were killed or went missing when the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia in the early 1970s. Sean Flynn, the son of Errol and an ace photojournalist who disappeared in the Cambodian War, was a close friend of George’s, so he came to pay homage. George fit right into the Southeast Asia expat scene. He stayed at a modest hotel, frequented Hurley’s wonderful dive and motored about town in a flimsy Tuk Tuk while I followed, riding a moto with Tim Page as a passenger. Marianne Harris, Page’s better half, and Michael Hayes, the founder of the Phnom Penh Post, rounded out this memorable entourage.

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2 Responses to “George of the Jungle”

  1. toni Ewing June 2, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

    Hi, I am the eldest daughter of Gino Farina. Some of the comments about my father were incorrect but I would like to talk with you about some other things I am aware of. I have some old pictures somewhere of the estate and Tony boy and his kids.

    Toni Farina Ewing

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