Chinese Cinema

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 22:47
Date picture taken


This was likely Chinese opera.  Those big oval shaped billboards were sponsored by various shops congratulating particular actors and/or actresses.  No doubt in those days having more and bigger billboards with your name plastered across it counted for a lot in terms of limelight on any actor/actress.  In this photo many big household names back in those days were mentioned on those boards. 

I searched the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) and found no record that matched part of the name of the show shown on the bottom right of the photo.  This I surmise must be a live opera show instead of a filmed version and shown in cinemas, because otherwise the HKFA will have a record (and probably a recording) of it.