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

Lockdown listens on old Shanghai – Movie Stars, showgirls and novelists visiting…

Posted: May 8th, 2020 | No Comments »

RTHK3 now has 4 podcasts recorded by me some time back on old Shanghai – Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford hit the ‘hai in 1929 to sell some movie equipment and it nearly went badly wrong; then Warner Oland/Charlie Chan was mobbed on the Bund in 1936 when he visited; a Cathay Hotel showgirl’s 1937 war that led her from Shanghai to Manila to Hong Kong and back to the Bund; & finally Penelope Fitzgerald has a package holiday in 1970s Shanghai….click here to listen….

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