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.
Sam Sanzetti - whose real name was Semyon Liphshitz - was a Jewish photographer who arrived in Shanghai in 1922. He became one of the most famous photographers in Shanghai. After thirty years in Shanghai, he moved to Israel where he stayed until his death in 1986. In Shanghai, Sanzetti shot over 20,000 portraits. | via Photography in China blog | 1930s Shanghai glamour shot