This could be the synopsis to be picked up as people entered the hall. The story is based on the 1940 novel with the same name. The film was made and released in July 1943, and here at Capital Theatre, its showing started on September 8, 1956, three times a day - 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 9:15 pm. Its Chinese film title was well selected, I may say.
Given the famous story line and well-known actor and actress, the audience turn out must have been very high. <Read more ...>
Alhambra Theatre is partially visible on the left. This photo focuses on the five shops next to the theatre on Nathan Road, and theatre-goers walking from the north may remember them. Another point of interest is the sign of the Blue Taxi Cabs Ltd. I have long forgotten its bend until I see this photo today. There was a reason for the bend but I don't remember what it was, and it is not possible to explain by looking at this photo. Artistic, visibility, material shortage, wrong measurement? <Read more ...>
Chinese YMCA Building, 51 Bridges Street, Hong Kong - the laying of the corner stone in 1917. Construction was completed the following year. Note the method used in the placement of the cornerstone, the invited guests and dignitaries, and no doubt some workers were among the crowd.