Handbill for the Cantonese movie, ‘A Songstress Destiny’

This handbill was used to advertise the Cantonese movie, ‘A Songstress Destiny’ (破碎妇人心, Posuifurenxin), also known as ‘The Blood-Soaked Tomb’. During its Singapore run, the movie was screened at the Chongqing (重庆) 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
1949
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 25.9 x 18.9 cm
Accession No.
2007-00278
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Documents and Paper