Lai Man Wai : The Age of Film

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Published by Ming Pao Press
ISBN 10: 9629730995 / ISBN 13: 9789629730994
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Synopsis: Lavishly illustrated biography of Lai Man-Wai, known as "The Father of Hong Kong Cinema." Born in Japan, of Xinhui, Guangdong origin and raised in Hong Kong, he joined Sun Yat-sen's Kuomintang party in 1911 and helped make anti-warlord movies. He was an active director during the golden years of the Shanghai movie industry from 1921 to 1928. In 1923, he founded the Minxin (China Sun) Film Company in Hong Kong which later relocated to Shanghai. By 1930, he co-founded one of the giant studios of the 1930s, Lianhua Film Company with Law Ming-yau. In 1938, he returned to Hong Kong and retired. He was the grandfather of Hong Kong actress Gigi Lai and the father of another Hong Kong actress Lai Suen.

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Title: Lai Man Wai : The Age of Film
Publisher: Ming Pao Press
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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