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In 1930s

 

 

  1930sis an era which beauty can only be defined and captured naturally without any formsof post editing nor enhancements, like we have today. I only get to learn to appreciate deeply these legendary actors and actresses, when I become one myself. Hope that with hardwork, I'll come close to be as good as them.

 

Charlie Chaplin - The Tramp

Charles "Charlie" Chaplin was one of the first super stars of cinema, and he made the transition from the silent era to the talkies. Charlie Chaplin's silent classics include: THE KID, ONE A.M., and THE GOLD RUSH.

When he started doing "talkies", Charlie Chaplin's defining role was in CITY LIGHTS. Other notable Charlie Chaplin films include:MODERN TIMES,THE GREAT DICTATOR,  and MONSIEUR VERDOUX.

Many like to think Charlie Chaplin paved the way for other such prodigies like Jerry Lewis,Woody Allen and Robin Williams. But as "People" one quoted, "Unlike them,  unlike anyone else, he got the whole world to agree."

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Clark Gable - Super Star & Best Actor

Clark Gable

Clark Gable , labeled the "King" of Hollywood,  created an image and legend thatendured for decades after  his death.  Gable won the Best Actor Award for his performance in  IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT.His defining role was as Rhett Butler in the classic GONE WITH THE WIND.   Other notable films include:  THE MISFITS, which was both Gable's and Marilyn Monroe's last film.Clark Gable's handsomeness and virility, combined with a unique speaking voice and twinkle in the eye, helped build a burning screen presence the brightness of which has dimmed little over the years.

 

**** 

Marilyn Monroe - The most famous in the 20th century

Marilyn Monroe

personified Hollywood  glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparent  vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th Century.

 

Lily Yuen Ling Yue -  T rue goddesses of the Chinese Cinematography

流金岁月-阮玲玉映像

The smile of Ruan Lingyu in 1934, a year before her suicide.

A Cantonese 广东中山 born in Shanghai on April 16, 1910, Ruan

made her motion picture debut at age 16 in 1926 and quickly became

a celebrity. But it wasn’t until she signed with the newly founded

UPS (United Photoplay Service “Lianhua”联华) in 1930 that she

reached the pinnacle of Shanghai stardom. Over the next five years

she appeared in a series of socially relevant dramas that were

critical and box office successes and are now acknowledged as

classics, movies like Three Modern Girls三个摩登女性 (1932), Toys

小玩意 (1933), and The Goddess 神女 (1934).

Though the films from the first half of her career have not been

preserved, many of her UPS pictures still exist, and there are

occasional surprises. A complete print of the presumably lost Love

and Duty 恋爱与义务 (1930) was discovered in the 1990s in, of all

places, Uruguay among the possessions of a late KMT general who had

emigrated to Latin America. It is the earliest Ruan feature known

to survive, and shows that at 20 she already possessed a mature

talent. An unhappy love life, the sting of the gossip-mongering

press, and the stress facing an actress less-than-fluent in Mandarin

and not confident in making the transition to talking pictures took

their toll. In 1935 Ruan, took her own life and this sent shock waves through the movie community and led to much soul searching in artistic and literary

circles. More than ten thousand fans attended her funeral and there

were many declarations that the name “Ruan Lingyu” would never

be forgotten.

Forgotten she was, though, for her films were not shown for many

decades. The situation changed with the post-Cultural Revolution

revival of interest in old Chinese cinema in the 1980s, and Ruan

became a pop icon in 1991 thanks to a shallow but award-winning

film biography, Center Stage, starringMaggie Cheung

.The movie might not have done Ruan Lingyu justice, but it is to be credited

with making new generations aware of the triumphs and tragedy of

one of the true goddesses of the Chinese screen.

流金岁月-阮玲玉映像

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDfcPmvpwDE

 

Recently, a dear friend of mine,    Dennis Chan   (we met when I imgrated to HK seven years ago) 

 

has a new found hobby - Photography. Knowing that I'm so much in love with the 1930s era,Dennis bringsme back to the past.

What a talent ~!! Thank you dear for fulfilling my dream ...............

Will share more photos with U'all later.

 

R zy

 

 

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       1930sis an era which beauty can only be defined and captured naturally without any forms              of post editing nor enhancements, like we have today. I only get to learn to appreciate deeply these                      legendary actors and actresses, when I become one myself. Hope that with hardwork,                                                   I'll come close to be as good as them.

 

Charlie Chaplin - The Tramp

Charles "Charlie" Chaplin was one of the first             super stars of cinema, and he made the transition from the silent era to the talkies. Charlie Chaplin's silent        classics include: THE KID, ONE A.M., and THE GOLD RUSH.

When he started doing "talkies", Charlie Chaplin's defining role was in CITY LIGHTS.                                           \ Other notable Charlie Chaplin films include:MODERN TIMES,THE GREAT DICTATOR,                                        and MONSIEUR VERDOUX.

Many like to think Charlie Chaplin paved the way for other such prodigies like Jerry Lewis,                                           Woody Allen and Robin Williams.                                                                                                                                               But as "People" one quoted, "Unlike them,  unlike anyone else, he got the whole world to agree."

**** 

Clark Gable - Super Star & Best Actor

Clark Gable

Clark Gable , labeled the "King" of Hollywood,  created an image and legend that                       endured for decades after  his death.                                                                                                        Gable won the Best Actor Award for his performance in  IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT.                      His defining role was as Rhett Butler in the classic GONE WITH THE WIND.                                Other notable films include: THE MISFITS, which was both Gable's and Marilyn Monroe's last film.Clark Gable's handsomeness and virility, combined with a unique speaking voice and twinkle in the eye, helped build a burning screen presence the brightness of which has dimmed little over the years.

 

**** 

Marilyn Monroe - The most famous in the 20th century

Marilyn Monroe

personified Hollywood  glamour              with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparent                   vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous               woman of the 20th Century.

 

Lily Yuen Ling Yue -  T rue goddesses of the Chinese Cinematography

流金岁月-阮玲玉映像

The smile of Ruan Lingyu in 1934, a year before her suicide.

A Cantonese 广东中山 born in Shanghai on April 16, 1910, Ruan

made her motion picture debut at age 16 in 1926 and quickly became

a celebrity. But it wasn’t until she signed with the newly founded

UPS (United Photoplay Service “Lianhua”联华) in 1930 that she

reached the pinnacle of Shanghai stardom. Over the next five years

she appeared in a series of socially relevant dramas that were

critical and box office successes and are now acknowledged as

classics, movies like Three Modern Girls三个摩登女性 (1932), Toys

小玩意 (1933), and The Goddess 神女 (1934).

Though the films from the first half of her career have not been

preserved, many of her UPS pictures still exist, and there are

occasional surprises. A complete print of the presumably lost Love

and Duty 恋爱与义务 (1930) was discovered in the 1990s in, of all

places, Uruguay among the possessions of a late KMT general who had

emigrated to Latin America. It is the earliest Ruan feature known

to survive, and shows that at 20 she already possessed a mature

talent. An unhappy love life, the sting of the gossip-mongering

press, and the stress facing an actress less-than-fluent in Mandarin

and unconfident in making the transition to talking pictures took

their toll. In 1935 Ruan, took her own life and this sent shockwaves through                                                                  the movie community and led to much soul searching in artistic and literary

circles. More than ten thousand fans attended her funeral and there

were many declarations that the name “Ruan Lingyu” would never

be forgotten.

Forgotten she was, though, for her films were not shown for many

decades. The situation changed with the post-Cultural Revolution

revival of interest in old Chinese cinema in the 1980s, and Ruan

became a pop icon in 1991 thanks to a shallow but award-winning

film biography, Center Stage, starringMaggie Cheung

.The movie might not have done Ruan Lingyu justice, but it is to be credited

with making new generations aware of the triumphs and tragedy of

one of the true goddesses of the Chinese screen.

流金岁月-阮玲玉映像

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDfcPmvpwDE

 

Recently, a dear friend of mine,    Dennis Chan   (we met when I imgrated to HK seven years ago) 

 

has a new found hobby - Photography. Knowing that I'm so much in love with the 1930s era,                                 Dennis brings me back to the past.

 

 

What a talent ~!! Thank you dear for fulfilling my dream ...............

Will share more photos with U'all later.

 

R zy

 

 

 |

 

 

       1930sis an era which beauty can only be defined and captured naturally without any forms              of post editing nor enhancements, like we have today. I only get to learn to appreciate deeply these                      legendary actors and actresses, when I become one myself. Hope that with hardwork,                                                   I'll come close to be as good as them.

 

Charlie Chaplin - The Tramp

Charles "Charlie" Chaplin was one of the first             super stars of cinema, and he made the transition from the silent era to the talkies. Charlie Chaplin's silent        classics include: THE KID, ONE A.M., and THE GOLD RUSH.

When he started doing "talkies", Charlie Chaplin's defining role was in CITY LIGHTS.                                           \ Other notable Charlie Chaplin films include:MODERN TIMES,THE GREAT DICTATOR,                                        and MONSIEUR VERDOUX.

Many like to think Charlie Chaplin paved the way for other such prodigies like Jerry Lewis,                                           Woody Allen and Robin Williams.                                                                                                                                               But as "People" one quoted, "Unlike them,  unlike anyone else, he got the whole world to agree."

**** 

Clark Gable - Super Star & Best Actor

Clark Gable

Clark Gable , labeled the "King" of Hollywood,  created an image and legend that                       endured for decades after  his death.                                                                                                        Gable won the Best Actor Award for his performance in  IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT.                      His defining role was as Rhett Butler in the classic GONE WITH THE WIND.                                Other notable films include: THE MISFITS, which was both Gable's and Marilyn Monroe's last film.Clark Gable's handsomeness and virility, combined with a unique speaking voice and twinkle in the eye, helped build a burning screen presence the brightness of which has dimmed little over the years.

 

**** 

Marilyn Monroe - The most famous in the 20th century

Marilyn Monroe

personified Hollywood  glamour              with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparent                   vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous               woman of the 20th Century.

 

Lily Yuen Ling Yue -  T rue goddesses of the Chinese Cinematography

流金岁月-阮玲玉映像

The smile of Ruan Lingyu in 1934, a year before her suicide.

A Cantonese 广东中山 born in Shanghai on April 16, 1910, Ruan

made her motion picture debut at age 16 in 1926 and quickly became

a celebrity. But it wasn’t until she signed with the newly founded

UPS (United Photoplay Service “Lianhua”联华) in 1930 that she

reached the pinnacle of Shanghai stardom. Over the next five years

she appeared in a series of socially relevant dramas that were

critical and box office successes and are now acknowledged as

classics, movies like Three Modern Girls三个摩登女性 (1932), Toys

小玩意 (1933), and The Goddess 神女 (1934).

Though the films from the first half of her career have not been

preserved, many of her UPS pictures still exist, and there are

occasional surprises. A complete print of the presumably lost Love

and Duty 恋爱与义务 (1930) was discovered in the 1990s in, of all

places, Uruguay among the possessions of a late KMT general who had

emigrated to Latin America. It is the earliest Ruan feature known

to survive, and shows that at 20 she already possessed a mature

talent. An unhappy love life, the sting of the gossip-mongering

press, and the stress facing an actress less-than-fluent in Mandarin

and unconfident in making the transition to talking pictures took

their toll. In 1935 Ruan, took her own life and this sent shockwaves through                                                                  the movie community and led to much soul searching in artistic and literary

circles. More than ten thousand fans attended her funeral and there

were many declarations that the name “Ruan Lingyu” would never

be forgotten.

Forgotten she was, though, for her films were not shown for many

decades. The situation changed with the post-Cultural Revolution

revival of interest in old Chinese cinema in the 1980s, and Ruan

became a pop icon in 1991 thanks to a shallow but award-winning

film biography, Center Stage, starringMaggie Cheung

.The movie might not have done Ruan Lingyu justice, but it is to be credited

with making new generations aware of the triumphs and tragedy of

one of the true goddesses of the Chinese screen.

流金岁月-阮玲玉映像

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDfcPmvpwDE

 

Recently, a dear friend of mine,    Dennis Chan   (we met when I imgrated to HK seven years ago) 

 

has a new found hobby - Photography. Knowing that I'm so much in love with the 1930s era,                                 Dennis brings me back to the past.

 

 

What a talent ~!! Thank you dear for fulfilling my dream ...............

Will share more photos with U'all later.

 

R zy

 

 

 

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Johnnylu f9 johnnylu
Lust, Caution.......you think?
over 12 years ago
Photo 73102
Stunning
over 12 years ago
Photo 98762
You look great!
over 12 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
looks a bit like race in this picture. ;-)
over 12 years ago
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This pic is really pretty.
over 12 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
i think this is my favorite!
over 12 years ago
Racewong
i love this one. dreaming away rozy
over 12 years ago
Photo 36525
Wow, the photos are so 1930s yet you still look the same young elegant lady you are! I wonder how stunning you'll look in Shanghai? With love Phil :)
over 12 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
Marilyn Monroe is more 50s and Charlie Chaplin is more 10's and 20's... but thats ok. ;-)
over 12 years ago
Wudi
很有味道!!!
over 12 years ago
Photo 52064
wooooooow! @_@ stunning beauty, you are!!!
over 12 years ago
Photo 31759
WA!!這輯相很有懷舊的感覺呢~ 很有味道的說.. 我最喜歡這張.. 好像一個娃娃呢..
over 12 years ago
Photo 39462
Is this the makeup you were wearing the other night that I said looked sooo beautiful? absolutely stunning photos!!! Marilyn did start end of 40s Charlie started 1903 to be percise was his first movie appearance but was considered part of 20s, 30s, 40s until the 70s - he was most noted for his work 10s - 50s I love the old cinema era, the elegance and grace was undoubtedly the prime of cinema. I love the fact that you made your photos, thats one of my dreams!!! I'm told I look like the actress 'Princess Grace Kelly' so my dream is to reinact a photoshoot of me posing similar to her and re-creating those looks. Some of her photos are difficult to tell the difference between myself and her. strange! Can you tell I LOVE THIS BLOG? Big hugs and love sweets xox
over 12 years ago
Photo 17674
i like this one. it's so 30s...the color, the pose, and of course your expression too.
over 12 years ago
Photo 5614
oh I love this picture... it looks great... =) the angle, the black-n-white... everything.. =) it's great!
over 12 years ago
Philipng
lookin' good, Rozy!
over 12 years ago
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Z Y
soft,delicate women
over 12 years ago
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Z Y
i love this one
over 12 years ago
Stephen 93 stephen
Really like this shot!
over 12 years ago
Stephen 93 stephen
You look like a natural in the qipao... Technically, Marilyn is more of a 50's actress... In terms of 30's actresses, I would have to put my vote in for the illusive, and dream-like Greta Garbo, especially in Ninotchka: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001256/ I don't think anyone since then has captured the same amount of mystery and seductiveness on-screen since then...
over 12 years ago
Photo 36731
nice photo.. hehe~~差d唔認得你.. 很有懷舊味道.... :)
over 12 years ago
Photo 37737
you look fabulous
over 12 years ago
Photo 41503
Absolutely love this picture, classic. Gonna right click and save it ;p
over 12 years ago
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好靚呀
over 12 years ago
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JS
That's very sad about Lily. People look so happy, but behind closed doors and beyond the stage, their megastardom means nothing to them, and they can feel just alone as everyone else. Poor lady. Beautiful photos of you Rozy, I love the classic look
over 12 years ago
Photo 36540
I love this one most ^_^
over 12 years ago
Photo 36540
Rosanne 您這輯懷舊相很特別,很有特色, 也十分有"時光倒流七十年味道"。如果不是在Rosanne 您的網誌上看到這些相片,我差點還以為真的是三十年代的明星照片呢 =))
over 12 years ago
Photo 36540
很美呢! ! !
over 12 years ago
Photo 37960
多謝妳介紹了那麼多的名人給我們,他們都是永垂不朽的藝術家!另外,妳的照片好美麗,造型好懷舊,我跟本沒法想到現實的妳可以使到時光倒流七十年!總之是不可思意,使我大開眼介,十分期待另一輯的照片呢! Love :-)
over 12 years ago
Photo 15044
OH!!! You're so beautiful!!!
over 12 years ago
Ryanhui 26 ryanhui
Great pictures Rozy!
over 12 years ago
Photo 23833
love this one!!
over 12 years ago
Photo 42747
Hi Rozy~~~~♪ Very Beautifulllllllllllll!!!! 好漂亮,我喜欢这样的味道! 还是很适合☆
over 12 years ago
Photo 22777
woww~~~ that is very pretty... =)
over 12 years ago
Photo 23160
Wonderful Photos Rozey!
over 12 years ago
Photo 49741
Looking very classy there - Love the vintage flavour!
over 12 years ago
Photo 54026
super photography!
over 12 years ago
Raul
have u seen any of Chaplin's granddaughter's work? she's awesome. She appears in the spanish movie The Orphanage (which u have in Hk, I saw the vcd this summer there =P) And ur pics...awesome!!
over 12 years ago
Photo 178146
beautifu (*^__^*)
over 12 years ago
Photo 96390
retro ? this is a good theme! i think you have demonstrated that the characteristics of the women, but for the cosmetics perhaps you should pay more attention to this, perhaps not so long Yan Xian, the lighting also have some problems, but you show was perfect!
over 12 years ago
Celina 22046615 1614778101877994 2904770034740622593 n
stunning!
over 12 years ago
Photo 33405
wonderful photos! love this one!
over 12 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
wow that does look really classic!
over 12 years ago
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Gorgeous
over 12 years ago
Mindeeong 34 mindeeong
Awesome Pics.
over 12 years ago
Photo 45002
beautiful as always Rozy!
over 12 years ago
Photo 110774
WOW! ...you look adorable... Nice job..
over 12 years ago
Photo 30048
Wow, these pictures are stunning! You definitely would have been a HUGE star in the 30's!
over 12 years ago
Photo 36943
I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!! :)
over 12 years ago
Photo 36943
Its a very classic picture!!
over 12 years ago
Photo 36005
Hi Rozy, you're so beautiful~ I like this pic.。
over 12 years ago
Photo 55745
好美麗的三十年代美女ROZY!!
over 12 years ago
Photo 37355
這張很像Race!果然是兩姊妹!
over 12 years ago
Photo 37355
nice fine art photos of 1930s'!! support!
over 12 years ago
Photo 38022
you are beautiful!!! I love the movie Center Stage, as it is a touching story about Ruan Lingyu. :)
over 12 years ago
Photo 41044
oh my, I love this one! Stunning Rosanne!!!! :)
over 12 years ago
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感谢来访 我英文比较差 说中文吧 你真漂亮 哈
over 12 years ago
Photo 197088
what piercing eyes. interesting~
over 12 years ago
Photo 396504
Hello! Fan of Ruan Lingyu here, spent considerable time digitally restoring two of her posters. Can be seen on http://oldorientmuseum.com showcasing the world's largest collection of digitally restored vintage advertising posters from China and Japan, 1920's-1930's.
almost 12 years ago

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