“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

‘Mono’ The Shanghai Monkey – Long Before Mr Mills

Posted: February 14th, 2018 | No Comments »

Now loyal and well read China Rhyming readers will know that Emily “Mickey” Hahn (who was many things, not all them polite to say, as well as a New Yorker correspondent in Shanghai) was famous for walking around Shanghai with her pet gibbon Mr Mills – famously sh would turn up to nightclubs, cabarets and Sir Victor Sassoon’s dinner parties with the awful thing in diapers to try and stop it doing what it invariably did – urinated or masturbated presumably to everyone’s a) great humour or b) chagrin.

But really Hahn was just old hat, just another American gal with a monkey in Shanghai…A good decade before Hahn arrived, in 1927, Anna Mae Morgan had a monkey, Mono, in Shanghai that caused plenty of guffaws and scenes. Actually it was her sons, but still…


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