The hanging props at the newly opened, tastefully designed and arranged Shanghai Film Museum, including a real jeep used in filming From Victory to Victory, a post-1949 film about the Chinese civil war.
This Lianhua-owned 35mm NEWALL camera, manufactured in the 1930s by the NEWALL Company in Peterborough, the United Kingdom, has a 4-lens revolving stand base, capable of mounting Cooke Speed Panchro lens. This camera was used to shoot a number of Lianhua classics, including Little Toys, The Goddess, Big Road, Song of the Fishermen, and Lianhua Symphony.
One of my favorite displays dedicated to China’s “Golden Voice” Zhou Xuan.
Duisenberg Town Car, manufactured in the United States in 1936. As a film prop beginning in the 1940s, it was featured in nearly 100 Shanghai-themed films and TV dramas.
The tastefully arranged rest area, featuring equipment kits, lights, and, hopefully, great coffee.
A re-staged scene about the making of Crows and Sparrows (1949).
Walking along the “Avenue of Stars”, visitors will be bathed in the limelight and feel the same glow and glory that belong to a star.
The making of Street Angel (1937); notice on the right corner the two screens feature the trumpet player and the singsong girl.
Sculpture of Ruan Lingyu and Butterfly Wu (Hu Die; standing), the two most famous actresses in early Chinese cinema.
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