Joined: July 24th, 2015, 3:19 am

August 2nd, 2018, 8:37 pm #11

If anyone is in California, there is an archived collection of Stirling Silliphant papers at UCLA :

https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt32901906/

There might be some interesting personal correspondence between Silliphant and Tiana or Bruce, if you rummage around in the collection.
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Joined: December 19th, 2017, 9:38 pm

August 2nd, 2018, 9:47 pm #12

^^ FYI you have to go there in person and look in the boxes if you have permission. That's just a listing of contents.
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Joined: July 24th, 2015, 3:19 am

August 3rd, 2018, 1:54 am #13

Yes, I said if anyone is in California. The collection is housed at the Westwood campus of UCLA.
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Joined: June 27th, 2018, 4:19 am

August 3rd, 2018, 4:02 am #14

[quote="JKD54"]
If anyone is in California, there is an archived collection of Stirling Silliphant papers at UCLA :

https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt32901906/

There might be some interesting personal correspondence between Silliphant and Tiana or Bruce, if you rummage around in the collection.
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I'm all over that. Drive by there several times a week. Ozzie
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Joined: June 27th, 2018, 4:19 am

August 3rd, 2018, 4:06 am #15

I'll make contact tomorrow and gain an appointment... We'll see soon enough x
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August 3rd, 2018, 6:10 am #16

Awesome, Ozzie.
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Joined: July 16th, 2003, 11:43 am

August 3rd, 2018, 12:29 pm #17

Tiana is definitely lying about her age. 11 in 1967 my ass lol.
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Joined: November 12th, 2015, 12:52 am

August 3rd, 2018, 11:12 pm #18

For what it's worth, it goes to show Bruce definitely did not discriminate against ethnicities. Tiana was born in Vietnam. He definitely had a particular taste for Southeast Asian women.
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Joined: October 24th, 2015, 12:26 am

August 4th, 2018, 7:40 pm #19

This is Tiana's own words from Stirling Silliphants biography "The Fingers of God" but it doesnt exactly answer the question....

“I have two birth certificates,” she once explained. “I have a birth certificate from 1951 and a birth certificate from 1961, and I was born somewhere in between. The ‘51 belonged to my sister, the birth certificate that I came over with, which is on my passport, is my dead sister’s birth certificate, which was used to get me over here because I had to be older to join my father, who was getting a scholarship at Georgetown University.p I always lied about my age to be older so I could work. When I was thirteen, I said I was sixteen so I could work at the May Company department store.”
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Joined: June 27th, 2018, 4:19 am

August 4th, 2018, 8:46 pm #20

Nothing nefarious there... It's been said that... "Every woman will --at one time or another-- lie about their age." She's a rather beautiful lady... regardless.
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