19 May 2010

Happy Birthday Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan is 71 today May 19th 2010

For those of you who don't know Nancy Kwan played the iconic (Ming-Lee) Suzie Wong in 1960, the film is an unconventional love story.

The trailer is here:

Also a bit here:

The film is worth checking out if only for what 1960s Hong Kong looked like as the novel was written by Richard Mason in 1951 while the film was shot in 1959 and in those 8 years there was a hell of a lot of change in this time. Hell each time I go to Hong Kong there seems to be a new building put up.

Why is this relevant? A friend has been picking my brains for cultural and locations of Hong Kong especially the Sham Shui Po district where cage homes are popular, TCG has had family live in those places once, and also participated in a SOCO project once Society for Community Organization. And thus has some knowledge of such districts.

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