East of the sun, west of Kowloon.
One of the things we run across quite a bit during our digging for pulp is vintage Hong Kong film magazines. So today we’ve put together a random post of these publications, showcasing their unique and colorful style. Since we can’t read Chinese, we don’t have much information on these, but what we have, we’ve shared at the bottom of the post. Enjoy. Meanwhile, we’ll be watching the World Cup.
1: Union Pictorial, with Mui Yi; 2: Hong Kong Teen Star, with Chan Po Chu; 3: Southern Screen, with Wang Yu; 4: unknown magazine, with Li Lihua, who we’ve featured before; 5: unknown magazine, with Nancy Sit; 6: Golden Movie News, with unknown cover star; 7: The Milky Way Pictorial, with Connie Chan; 8: Screen & Lady, with unknown cover star; 9: unknown magazine, with Chan Po Chu and Yaw Kee; 10 & 11: unknown magazines with unknown cover stars.
, Union Pictorial. Hong Kong Teen Star
, Southern Screen
, Golden Movie News
, The Milky Way Pictorial
, Screen & Lady
, Screen Stories
, Mui Yi
, Chan Po Chu
, Wang Yu
, Li Lihua
, nancy Sit
, Connie Chan
, Yaw Kee
The headlines that mattered yesteryear.
1945—Hollywood Black Friday
A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators becomes a riot at the gates of Warner Brothers Studios when strikers and replacement workers clash. The event helps bring about the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act, which, among other things, prohibits unions from contributing to political campaigns and requires union leaders to affirm they are not supporters of the Communist Party.
1957—Sputnik Circles Earth
The Soviet Union launches the satellite Sputnik I, which becomes the first artificial object to orbit the Earth. It orbits for two months and provides valuable information about the density of the upper atmosphere. It also panics the United States into a space race that eventually culminates in the U.S. moon landing.
1970—Janis Joplin Overdoses
American blues singer Janis Joplin is found dead on the floor of her motel room in Los Angeles. The cause of death is determined to be an overdose of heroin, possibly combined with the effects of alcohol.
The newspaper Pravda is founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles living in Vienna. The name means "truth" and the paper serves as an official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1912 and 1991.
1957—Ferlinghetti Wins Obscenity Case
An obscenity trial brought against Lawrence Ferlinghetti, owner of the counterculture City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, reaches its conclusion when Judge Clayton Horn rules that Allen Ginsberg's poetry collection Howl is not obscene.
After a long trial watched by millions of people worldwide, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson subsequently loses a civil suit and is ordered to pay millions in damages.
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