The World of Suzie Wong
These two original photographs were taken in very early 1960 by a member of the Royal Air Force when he came across a film unit filming at Aberdeen harbour, and they recently appeared for sale on eBay. Recognising the face of William Holden, the male actor who appeared in 'The World of Suzie Wong', I was intrigued that the actress playing Suzie Wong was not Nancy Kwan but was Frances Nuyen, who had starred in the Broadway play and who was originally cast as Suzie for the film. Before its completion she was replaced by Nancy Kwan and much of the original footage filmed in Hong Kong and the studio had to be re-shot with Nancy Kwan. The two photographs show several film crew at work. I bought both images and donated them to Gwulo.
There cannot be many other photographs that show Frances Nuyen as Suzie - unless anyone knows otherwise? Andrew Suddaby