Yuan Xiaobo and Zhang Lei: LAO DIANYING 1930-1949. Old Movies 1930-1949. Shanghai, 2004. 166 pp. B/w illustrations throughout. 28x21 cm. Paper.
A delightful work that evokes the golden age of black-and-white cinema in Republican China from 1930-1949. A number of famous western film stars' publicity photographs and scenes from Western-made films of the period creep in - pleasing in themselves - but the majority of the work is devoted to the Chinese cinema of the period - many Chinese film stars and scenes from films are shown. Great fun and a good reference on early Chinese cinema. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white. Text in Chinese.
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Was item 687 in printed List 188.
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