Handbill for the Cantonese movie, ‘Pleasure Daughter’

This handbill was used to advertise the Cantonese movie, ‘Pleasure Daughter’ (天之骄女, Tianzhijiaonǚ). During its Singapore run, the movie was screened at the Metropole (金华, Jinhua) cinema.Between the 1950s and 1960s, most Mandarin, Cantonese and other Chinese-dialect movies were made in Hong Kong by film production companies with financial support from Singapore-based film studios such as Shaw Brothers, Cathay and Kong Ngee (光艺, Guanyi). These studios were also involved in the distribution and exhibition of these movies in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia through their network of cinemas. In the early 1970s, Mandarin movies from Taiwan became popular, but by the late 1970s, Hong Kong movies were dominant once more.

Date/Period
1956
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 19.6 x 26.9 cm
Accession No.
2007-00600
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Documents and Paper