Apology for the long absence , and here comes my very first post in 2010!
Featuring today are two photos of my favorite actresses from different era, the first one is "The Goddess" of Chinese cinema of 1930 Ruan Lingyu, a familiar portrait which you might have seen it in Ruan's biopic - Center Stage, 1992 by Stanley Kwan; another one being a recent collection by Roth, The 1950s Hong Kong Left wing cinema top actress, the "Greatwall Crown Princess"- Hsia Moon.
Observing a highly Resemblance in spirit, aura and 1930 's style, I somehow wonder it might be a tribute from Hsia Moon to Ruan Lingyu.
In the meantime, it reminds me on the Q and A section with fans, from The official magazine of Great Wall Studio - "Great Wall Pictorial", stated that one of the Feng Huang Motion Picture Co, (Also a peominent left wing mandarin studio) film project in pipeline of was actually Ruan Lingyu biopic, which Zhu Shilin being the director, with was about to feature Hsia Moon to play the tragic Ruan.
Of course, the film project has been abandoned at last, and the actual reason are unknown. However, I'm glad this studio portrait survived, and somehow it give me a precious glimpse on how Hsia Moon might look like as Ruan Lingyu.
Would Hsia Moon successfully portrayed Ruan Lingyu if the film ever being produced? I believe she would be, objectively and subjectively:)