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classicladiesofcolor:

Actress Wu Lizchu in a supporting role in Greedy Neighbors (1933).

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戀愛與義務(1931)Love and Duty導演:卜萬蒼(Bu Wancang)出品:聯華影業公司(Lianhua Film Company)演員:阮玲玉(Ruan Lingyu)、金焰(Jing Yan)

戀愛與義務(1931)
Love and Duty

導演:卜萬蒼(Bu Wancang)
出品:聯華影業公司(Lianhua Film Company)
演員:阮玲玉(Ruan Lingyu)、金焰(Jing Yan)

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jwstudio:

Ruan Lingyu - The Silent diva of 1930s (via The Golden Age of Chinese Language Cinema)

jwstudio:

Ruan Lingyu - The Silent diva of 1930s (via The Golden Age of Chinese Language Cinema)

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enjoythemonologue:

Ruan Lingyu

enjoythemonologue:

Ruan Lingyu

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whataboutbobbed:

Ruan Lingyu 阮玲玉 (April 26, 1910 – March 8, 1935)

whataboutbobbed:

Ruan Lingyu 阮玲玉 (April 26, 1910 – March 8, 1935)

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theloudestvoice:

Chinese postcard of Liang Sai Zhen (reading The Fundamental Principles of Government!) c. 1930s (?)
There’s an interesting article on Liang Sai Zhen, her sisters, her friendship with actress Ruan Lingyu, and her possible relationship with Ruan Lingyu’s suicide at the link.
(via The Golden Age of Chinese Language Cinema)

theloudestvoice:

Chinese postcard of Liang Sai Zhen (reading The Fundamental Principles of Government!) c. 1930s (?)

There’s an interesting article on Liang Sai Zhen, her sisters, her friendship with actress Ruan Lingyu, and her possible relationship with Ruan Lingyu’s suicide at the link.

(via The Golden Age of Chinese Language Cinema)

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fuckyeahmodernflapper:

Ruan Lingyu.
Ruan Ling-yu was one of the greatest Shanghai movie idols of the 1930s. She was born in the city on April 26, 1910 of Cantonese ancestry and her life was full of tragedy almost from the beginning, giving Ruan a tragic depth which she was able to transfer on to the screen. Her father died when she was six, and her mother moved away from Shanghai the following year to work. She did some acting in school plays and made her first movie at the age of 17.
She committed suicide on March 8, 1935 by swallowing an overdose of sleeping tablets. She was 25. Her funeral took place on March 14 with crowds measured in their tens of thousands flooding the streets to mark her passing.She was in the movie business for less than 10 years, and left behind around two dozen movies, and a reputation for being the greatest tragic heroine figure of the Chinese cinema of all time. When she died, she left a suicide note which said: “Nothing matters”. Her notable movies are many, including “Love and honour”, “Night in the city” and “Three modern girls”. 


From Tales of Old Shangai.

fuckyeahmodernflapper:

Ruan Lingyu.

Ruan Ling-yu was one of the greatest Shanghai movie idols of the 1930s. She was born in the city on April 26, 1910 of Cantonese ancestry and her life was full of tragedy almost from the beginning, giving Ruan a tragic depth which she was able to transfer on to the screen. Her father died when she was six, and her mother moved away from Shanghai the following year to work. She did some acting in school plays and made her first movie at the age of 17.

She committed suicide on March 8, 1935 by swallowing an overdose of sleeping tablets. She was 25. Her funeral took place on March 14 with crowds measured in their tens of thousands flooding the streets to mark her passing.

She was in the movie business for less than 10 years, and left behind around two dozen movies, and a reputation for being the greatest tragic heroine figure of the Chinese cinema of all time. When she died, she left a suicide note which said: “Nothing matters”. 

Her notable movies are many, including “Love and honour”, “Night in the city” and “Three modern girls”. 

From Tales of Old Shangai.

(Source: toshiromifunes)

yumenoyouna:

阮玲玉 // Ruan Lingyu in Linglong MagazineIssue No. 038 (02 December, 1931)Caption: The Chinese female star Ruan Lingyu is always famous for her vivid facial expression

yumenoyouna:

阮玲玉 // Ruan Lingyu in Linglong Magazine
Issue No. 038 (02 December, 1931)
Caption: The Chinese female star Ruan Lingyu is always famous for her vivid facial expression

classicladiesofcolor:

Actress Ruan Lingyu looking super stylish.

classicladiesofcolor:

Actress Ruan Lingyu looking super stylish.

perfectframes:

MAGGIE CHEUNG

YUEN LING-YUK / RUAN LINGYU / CENTER STAGE / 1992 / STANLEY KWAN