Thursday, March 9, 2017

Shirley's World - Shirley MacLaine (1972) - Canton Road, Kwun Chung

Back in the 1970's the area now occupied by the "Grand Austin" and "The Austin" residential developments - the stretch of Canton Road between Austin Road and Jordan Road - was a Government dockyard. The dockyards outer wall, running along Canton Road, appears to have been used by various businesses to advertise their premises in large painted characters.

The top picture below shows the wall looking north along Canton Road towards the junction with Jordan Road. Look carefully and you can see the Ferry Point Estate poking above the barbed wire by Shirley MacLaine's shoulder. Actually, the two other buildings seen at the back are also still around. The one with the large Phillips advert on it is Lee Shing Mansion on the corner of Wai Chung Street and Jordan Road.


This second picture appears to be advertising a business based at 41 Argyle Street in Mongkok. I'd be very interested in seeing any photos of this wall if anyone has one.

Thanks to Thomas for helping with this one and Paul Li (one of the world's top experts on Bruce Lee) for telling me the exact location.

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