Thursday, July 17, 2008

Looking for 1982 "Flags Over Portsmouth" participants

[Received this bulletin from Stephanie Seacord at Leading Edge Marketing.]

In June 1982, an NHK production crew from Japan visited New Hampshire to film the 6-hour mini-series "Flags Over Portsmouth." The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum ( is seeking those who participated in the production as actors, extras, production assistants, drivers, caterers -- everyone who played a part. "We've been in touch with the Nevers Band of Concord, who re-enacted the 1905 welcoming parade, a Film Office production coordinator, Rev. Gordon Allen whose parishioners at St. John's in Portsmouth created a pivotal scene when the Japanese diplomats attended a church service, and Sam Jarvis whose Metro Restaurant stood in for a London club," said Forum founder Chuck Doleac. "But we're trying to identify as many people who took part as we can, to capture the story of the filming 26 years ago." The Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum has posted information about "Flags Over Portsmouth" on its website, along with a link to some screen captures from the film on Contact: Chuck Doleac (, 603-436-4010) or Stephanie Seacord (, 603-772-1835)

Image attached: New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gallen plays New Hampshire Governor John McLane in a scene a Wentworth By the Sea from the NHK film, :Flags Over Portsmouth, filmed in New Hampshire in 1982.