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Documentary

Lady Jessie

About the Documentary

Jessie Beck of Reno, was the first woman to be a major casino gaming owner in Nevada. Richard Perry, a college student from the nearby city of Carlin, worked with Jessie in her early years, forging a friendship. Fast-forward to the Vietnam War: Dick was now LCDR Richard 'Dick' Perry, one of the Navy's fierce-fighting Ghost Riders pilots. It was 1965, and Jessie started sending her friend care packages. A new chapter in their friendship and fate had begun. This is Lady Jessie.

Free Screening:
Crest Theater, Sacramento
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
5:00pm - 7:15pm

Watch the Lady Jessie Trailer

KVIE Air Dates:
Wednesday, 11/6 @ 7:00pm
Friday, 11/8 @ 4:00pm

Saturday, 11/9 @ 7:30am

Sunday, 11/10 @ 6:30pm

KVIE 2 Air Dates:
Thursday, 11/7 @ 8:30am
Thursday, 11/7 @ 7:30pm
Friday, 11/8 @ 1:30am
Friday, 11/8 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, 11/9 @ 3:00am
Sunday, 11/10 @ 5:00am
Sunday, 11/10 @ 3:30pm
Wednesday, 11/13 @ 2:00pm

 

Painting by Don Purdy

 

Lady Jessie
A Vietnam Story

Jessie Beck’s generosity to Navy pilot Dick Perry and US troops in Vietnam forged enduring friendships and a legacy in the sky.

This KVIE ViewFinder documentary is co-written and co-produced by Ruyak Media and Dos Eckes Productions.


More Images

IMAGES from the era of Lady Jessie, a DOCUMENTARY co-written and co-produced by Ruyak Media and Dos Eckes Productions.