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Man Inherits A Picture Album From His Grandma, And Finds Out Extra About Her Wealthy Legacy

Man Inherits A Picture Album From His Grandma, And Finds Out Extra About Her Wealthy Legacy

After Californian man Johnny Quan’s grandmother 梁萍 (Leung Ping / Teresa Leung) handed away again in February, the person spent numerous time scanning the pictures she left behind for her funeral. The girl was a distinguished “shidaiqu” pop singer in Shanghai again within the day, and witnessed many hardships throughout her lifetime, together with the Chinese language Civil Conflict, Sino-Japanese Conflict/WW2 and Communist Revolution. After shidaiqu was banned, the lady fled to Hong Kong, Singapore, and finally retired in San Francisco.

Johnny says that his grandmother was very personal of the pictures she left behind – the person had by no means seen them earlier than. “My aunt mirrored how she as soon as requested her if she may take a look at them, and she or he smirked, “You may take a look at them after I go,”” recalled the person. He determined to scan the pictures and share them with the world – test them out within the gallery under! And if you wish to hearken to a few of his grandmother’s music, you are able to do so here.

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#1 Picture Mannequin, Round 50s

#2 With Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Todd, And Run Run Shaw

w/ Run Run Shaw (Shaw Bros.), Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Mike Todd (who’d cross away solely four months later in a aircraft accident). Singapore, November 1957.
She was requested by Shaw to be a consultant of the Singaporean leisure business to greet Taylor.

#three In Her Wedding ceremony Robe

#four With Her Mother, My Nice-Grandma

#5 Compulsory Selfie, Nye 2013. We Miss You!

#6 All Styled-Up

#7 A Proud Mama With My Mother!

#eight Lovely Black Costume

#9 With Marian Anderson

w/ Marian Anderson, one of the necessary African-American singers who helped break many racial obstacles. 1957.

#10 In A Cool Background

#11 She Nonetheless Seems Lovely

#12 A Candid Picture

#13 Posing With A Bike

#14 Seems Like A Shot From A Film

#15 I’m Guessing This Was A Broadcasted Reside Efficiency On Radio Malaya

Malaya is a former title of Malaysia, that Singapore was a part of till 1965… properly, principally. The 50s and 60s have been a loopy time between the UK, Malaysia, and Singapore).

#16 Heyday

#17 A Watercolor Portray Of My Grandma In ’89, Which Hanged In The Hallway Of Her Home

#18 With My Aunt

#19 Beer Advert

Commercial for German beer, Beck’s. Was instructed that “Kunchi” is Malaysian for “key”.

#20 In Malaya, In Kedazaan-Dusun Tribe Clothes

#21 With Yao Lee (I Consider That Is)

I speculate that could be Yao Lee by my grandma. Yao Lee was an necessary singer of shidaiqu, one of many “Seven Nice Singing Stars” of Shanghai, and helped my grandma’s singing profession. The 2 of them would sing collectively over the radio.
You might have heard her music not too long ago within the movie, “Loopy Wealthy Asians.”

#22 40s-50s

#23 A 1967 Launch, I Consider

#24 On A Bicycle

#25 One other Newspaper Clipping, Competing For Miss Hong Kong

#26 Live performance

#27 Nonetheless Performing In The 70s!

#28 One other Compulsory Selfie

#29 Live performance

#30 Exhibiting Off A Vinyl Cupboard

#31 In Her Youth

#32 Seems Like A Present

#33 One other Take From The Superstar Get together

#34 Broadcasting Advert

Broadcasting advert, sponsored by a multivitamins firm and a few good ol’ Danish beer.

#35 With Carrie Koo Mei

I’m not positive who that’s to picture-left, however on the proper is 顧媚 (Gu Mei / Carrie Koo Mei), one other distinguished shidaiqu singer, who additionally starred in just a few Shaw Bros. movies, earlier than retiring to Vancouver to change into a painter.

#36 Not Certain If She’s At Recording Studio Or On Radio

#37 One other Newspaper Clipping

#38 Singing Or Speaking To An Auditorium

#39 Singing On Radio Rediffusion In Hong Kong

#40 Taking part in With The Band

#41 Writing… A Letter, Or A Music?