Sioma Lifshitz arrived in Shanghai on a freighter from Vladivostock in 1922. The 20 years old energetic Russian jew had no money but lot’s of dreams and soon started to work in a photography studio under the name of Sam Sanzetti. It took him 5 years to open in own studio in 1927, becoming one of the most famous photographer in Shanghai.
jungfrukallan: Yuan Meiyun 袁美雲 She was the star of Girl in Disguise (1936), a huge box office hit that spawned three sequels. One of Chinese cinema’s earliest gender-benders, it epitomized the “soft films” of 1930s Shanghai that were despised by ideologues—both left and right.