Siam: Kenneth on When He Found the "Men's Room"

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Siam: Kenneth on When He Found the "Men's Room"


Kenneth and Margaret attended a wedding dinner that was scheduled for 7:00. Naturally they arrived there early, but everything was very quiet. They found a few people and sat there eating watermelon and chatting, just to kill time. At some point Kenneth needed to use the bathroom, so he went around but could not find anyone. He spoke little Thai at that time but managed to ask a waiter where the men's room was. He led Kenneth out and took him up another floor or two into a room where he found a covey of Chinese beauties, with lipstick, rouge, slit skirts, all looking expectantly at their new customer. That was the "men's room." Kenneth fled and went right straight down to the street, stood in a corner of the hotel, and relieved himself like a Chinese. Finally the dinner was served at about 10:30.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1927


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 59, clip 3


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on When He Found the "Men's Room",” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,