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—Hitler Marries Braun
During the last days of the Third Reich, as Russia's Red Army closes in from the east, Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker during a brief civil ceremony witnessed by Joseph Goebbels and Martin Bormann. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the next day, and their corpses are burned in the Reich Chancellery garden.
1967—Ali Is Stripped of His Title
After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before due to religious reasons, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his heavyweight boxing title. He is found guilty of a felony in refusing to be drafted for service in Vietnam, but he does not serve prison time, and on June 28, 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court reverses his conviction. His stand against the war had made him a hated figure in mainstream America, but in the black community and the rest of the world he had become an icon.
1947—Heyerdahl Embarks on Kon-Tiki
Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his five man crew set out from Peru on a giant balsa wood raft called the Kon-Tiki in order to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia. After a 101 day, 4,300 mile (8,000 km) journey, Kon-Tiki smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands on August 7, 1947, thus demonstrating that it is possible for a primitive craft to survive a Pacific crossing.
1989—Soviets Acknowledge Chernobyl Accident
After two days of rumors and denials the Soviet Union admits there was an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Reactor number four had suffered a meltdown, sending a plume of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area. Today the abandoned radioactive area surrounding Chernobyl is rife with local wildlife and has been converted into a wildlife sanctuary, one of the largest in Europe.
1945—Mussolini Is Arrested
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and fifteen supporters are arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, Italy while attempting to escape the region in the wake of the collapse of Mussolini's fascist government. The next day, Mussolini and his mistress are both executed, along with most of the members of their group. Their bodies are then trucked to Milan where they are hung upside down on meathooks from the roof of a gas station, then spat upon and stoned until they are unrecognizable.
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