Sunday, January 15, 2017

L'Inconnue de Hong Kong - Dalida (1963) - Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui

Another good spot from Thomas who was able to read the Chinese writing on the front of the building (樂聲牌陳列室) and determine that it was the "National Appliances" showroom. He was able to confirm from the current company website that they opened up a new showroom in Chungking Mansions in 1962 and it certainly does look as though this particular screen shot from the film was taken right at the main entrance. Chungking Mansions had opened in 1961 (back then it was a rather upmarket residential development - a far cry from its current reputation as cheap hostel complex), the National Appliance showroom opened in 1962 and then this film was shot in 1963.

You can look at the modern day Streetview for a comparison.

Anyway, once more a great find by Thomas so many thanks to him.

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