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The World Of Suzie Wong / Movie

In 1960 Nancy Kwan earned a Golden Globe nomination for her title performance in THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG. Once a month my Irish grandmother took my older brother and me to the Loew’s Orpheum in Boston. I was eight. Nana was an indeterminate age, having claimed to have been born in the Year of […]

Hong Kong Gone -2017

The Luk Kwok Hotel in Wan Chai was the inspiration for the setting of THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG. The fictional Nam Kok Hotel was a sailors’ brothel at which the film’s hero, Robert Lomax, decided to stay and paint the neighborhood and the women of the downstairs bar. The artist met Mee Ling on […]