The World of Suzy Wong

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The World of Suzy Wong

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Re-reading a dog-eared copy of this that I inherited from my father. Utterly charming novel set in pre-Chinese Hong Kong.
Spoiler:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_of_Suzie_Wong
It was later made into a movie, which I haven't seen, but with predictably poor reviews.
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Re: The World of Suzy Wong

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Didn't enjoy it. Adheres to too many stereotypes.
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So it is wong?

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Re: The World of Suzy Wong

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Doctor X wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:13 pm So it is wong?

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Re: The World of Suzy Wong

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It's hardly "literature", but it does provide a snapshot of a bygone age and a touching love story, (not generally my thing but I was short of something to read.) I'd imagine it was quite risqué for its day, probably why my father bought it.
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The novel was adapted into a stage play in 1958 by Paul Osborn, directed by Joshua Logan, produced by David Merrick, and starred William Shatner and France Nuyen.[2][3] Tsai Chin played the title role in the West End 1959 production.
The Shat!!! Talk about predictably horrible.

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Re: The World of Suzy Wong

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Kirk always gets the girl!

(I'm glad I didn't see it.)

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When will the Shat die?

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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:42 pm Kirk always gets the girl!
Not green.
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He probably didn't want to. Who'd want to be smothered in green greasepaint?

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Re: The World of Suzy Wong

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asthmatic camel wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:05 pm He probably didn't want to. Who'd want to be smothered in green greasepaint?

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You would
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I already did.
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That was Ulla.

Ulla works.

A lot.

For Bialystock and Blum.



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