Patricia Weaver


“Producing Echoes of WWII – A Bay Area Perspective is the most meaningful thing I have ever done. It is a documentary film about the children of WWII. I was one of those children, I know what happened when fathers went to war and never returned.”

-Patricia Weaver

Weaver interviewed 9 “children”, now in their 70’s, for the 38 minute documentary. Some of those individuals are Rossmoor Walnut Creek residents. Interspersed throughout the documentary are tales of Japanese Americans following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, women joining the workforce in roles that were typically male and the unity of the American people in support of the war effort.

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Patricia is shown sitting at her piano and wearing a typical outfit from the 1940’s. The smaller image leaning against the bench was taken in Peacock Hall (Rossmoor’s movie theatre) on the last day of shooting. It shows her wearing the blouse and headscarf that is now symbolic of the WWII female warship welder also known as “Rosie The Riveter.”

All photos courtesy of Hetta Malone – Resident of Rossmoor Walnut Creek