Mei-li is fascinated by Linda, who urges her to adopt the American lifestyle ("I Enjoy Being a Girl"). "[84] Less enthusiastic, however, was the longtime New York Times critic, Brooks Atkinson, who repeatedly described it as merely "pleasant". This is the second wonderful review I am reading in a day. "[60] Rodgers' will urged his heirs to do what they believed he would have agreed to (Hammerstein's instructions are unknown), but during her lifetime, his widow Dorothy had refused to countenance major changes in the plays. Hwang's story retains the Chinatown setting and the inter-generational and immigrant themes, and emphasizes the romantic relationships. I had no idea about this actor. From the conversation which follows, it emerges that Mei Li is here as Sammy’s picture bride. That is it. Picture bride Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and her father arrive in San Francisco, having smuggled themselves into the country so Mei Li can marry nightclub owner Sammy Fong (whose mother arranged the whole deal). [31][46], Lewis calls the 1961 film version of Flower Drum Song, starring Umeki, Soo, Hall and Suzie Wong star Nancy Kwan, "a bizarre pastiche of limping mediocrity". / Hula-hoops and nucelar war, Doctor Salk and Zsa Zsa Gabor, / Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee and Dewey, Chop Suey.

This forced him to hurry his writing, as the production team had hoped to have the show in rehearsal by the start of September; this was postponed by two weeks.
[36] The production returned $125,000 profit to its backers on an investment of $360,000. Ta's blind date proves to be the thoroughly Americanized Linda Low, who we will learn is Sammy Fong's girlfriend and a stripper at his club. Flower Drum Song was based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song, by Chinese-American author C. Y. Lee.

It's one that ... needs changes. Wang Chi-Yang Madame 'Auntie' Liang Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Madhulika Liddle and Dusted Off with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Madame 'Auntie' Liang But maintaining two separate blogs – one for cinema, the other for my other writing – was getting a bit cumbersome, and anyway, combining the two seemed like a good way of bringing people who know my other writing to my cinema writing, and vice-versa. [42] After three weeks in Detroit, the show moved to Los Angeles, where the premiere attracted a star-studded audience, including three Scandinavian princesses. : "[83] The New York Daily Mirror termed it, "Another notable work by the outstanding craftsmen of our musical theatre ... a lovely show, an outstanding one in theme and treatment. Post #3: Whitewashing in Hollywood- Emmanuel Tuyishime, Social Media Post: Timothy DeLaGhetto-Emmanuel Tuyishime, How Square-Enix's Sleeping Dogs Opens The Door For Ethno Communications Games, Asian American Experiences of Beauty Standards: Yasamin (3/3), Mississippi Masala: Gaining Control over one's Multi-ethnic identity - Hugo Anaya (3/3), Asian American Representation in Crazy Rich Asians (Alissa Final), Social Media Influencer: Lilly Singh - Karen Song (Post #3).

: During the runup to the Broadway opening, the show received mostly positive publicity.

Wang Ta Flower Drum Song, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, takes a comic look at the clash between tradition-bound Chinese and their emancipated Chinese-American counterparts. The producers hoped the show could hold out long enough to get a boost from the Tony Awards[75] (though nominated for three, including best book, it won none),[76] but in February, they announced that the show would close on March 16, 2003, after 169 performances. Flower Drum Song, in an era when Hollywood was still very racist, is unusual (not that it manages to overcome what was perhaps an inherently racist bias, but still). Plus, Bells are Ringing, which I simply adore, even though it isn’t perfect either. To become an American citizen it took her five years.

The film was the only Hollywood adaptation of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to lose money. She is remembered for her roles in the original stage and screen versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals South Pacific as Bloody Mary – a role that garnered her the Tony Award – and Flower Drum Song as Madame Liang. Compared to South Pacific, I think Flower Drum Song is better, but I agree with you about it coming off a poor second compared to most of R&H’s other films.

"The Other Generation" was cut from the revival. Sammy Fong, meanwhile, manages to wrangle a quiet word alone with Linda: what’s this all about? Would you like to dance? : The impetuous Ta asks Linda to marry him.

Wang Ta But how well he manages that, too. After Master Wang looks her over, she volunteers to sing a flower drum song. Mei Li, because she’s been brought up to always venerate her elders, cannot refuse Mr Wang, and so she agrees to stay. One way that representation of race manifests itself in Flower Drum Song is through a generation gap: the older versus newer generation. This is exactly the sort of thing I would like now, but I can see how some of the humor and the social commentary would completely slip past a child.

Not in front of your aunt. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But, there is an added layer of complexity when examining these stock characters in terms of race. He became a huge success in Japan and came to be known as the ‘Frank Sinatra’ of Japanese cinema. Wang Ta :-). He finds her in a fortune cookie factory working alongside Chao. [32] Shortly after the Boston opening, Fields suffered a heart attack, and, after his release from the hospital, he had to return to New York to recuperate. Wang is also unhappy, despite the club's success, and it is no consolation the crowd is having a good time – after all, in the old country, no crowd ever came to his theater expecting to enjoy themselves.
Wang struggles to understand the conflicts that have torn his household apart; his hostility toward assimilation is isolating him from his family. Talk about stereotypes. [14] In the 1950s, there were relatively few Asian-American actors;[19] Rodgers believed that Asians avoided acting because of shyness. Nevertheless, she called the touring production superior to the Broadway one. Wang Chi-Yang : The wedding procession moves down San Francisco's Grant Avenue with the bride, heavily veiled, carried on a sedan chair ("Wedding Parade"). Twenty five bucks. When it was put on the stage, lines and songs that might be offensive were often cut.



had broken new ground in 1943, any new project in the late 1950s would have to compete with modern musicals and techniques, like the brutal realism in West Side Story,[6] and with other Broadway musical hits such as The Music Man, My Fair Lady and The Pajama Game. I am coming here after Anu’s wonderful review of Rachida set in the backdrop of Algerian Civil War. Hammerstein rewrote some of the book to expand the focus from Ta himself to the romantic relationships of the two couples. Professor Madame 'Auntie' Liang Nightclub owner Sammy Fong arrives with an offer for Ta's immigrant father, Master Wang, a very old-fashioned Chinatown elder. Eventually, with the help of a lady who can read Chinese, and a policeman (who, when he discovers they’re from the East, asks, “Ah, from New York?”), Mei Li and Dr Li arrive at their destination: the very fashionable Celestial Gardens nightclub, the owner of which is Sammy Fong (Jack Soo). I must confess I haven’t watched The Crimson Kimono either. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Release Dates Wang Chi-Yang (There’s a risk with this one, though: it just might be too subtle for some audiences to realise that fun is being poked).
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Mei-li is fascinated by Linda, who urges her to adopt the American lifestyle ("I Enjoy Being a Girl"). "[84] Less enthusiastic, however, was the longtime New York Times critic, Brooks Atkinson, who repeatedly described it as merely "pleasant". This is the second wonderful review I am reading in a day. "[60] Rodgers' will urged his heirs to do what they believed he would have agreed to (Hammerstein's instructions are unknown), but during her lifetime, his widow Dorothy had refused to countenance major changes in the plays. Hwang's story retains the Chinatown setting and the inter-generational and immigrant themes, and emphasizes the romantic relationships. I had no idea about this actor. From the conversation which follows, it emerges that Mei Li is here as Sammy’s picture bride. That is it. Picture bride Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and her father arrive in San Francisco, having smuggled themselves into the country so Mei Li can marry nightclub owner Sammy Fong (whose mother arranged the whole deal). [31][46], Lewis calls the 1961 film version of Flower Drum Song, starring Umeki, Soo, Hall and Suzie Wong star Nancy Kwan, "a bizarre pastiche of limping mediocrity". / Hula-hoops and nucelar war, Doctor Salk and Zsa Zsa Gabor, / Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee and Dewey, Chop Suey.

This forced him to hurry his writing, as the production team had hoped to have the show in rehearsal by the start of September; this was postponed by two weeks.
[36] The production returned $125,000 profit to its backers on an investment of $360,000. Ta's blind date proves to be the thoroughly Americanized Linda Low, who we will learn is Sammy Fong's girlfriend and a stripper at his club. Flower Drum Song was based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song, by Chinese-American author C. Y. Lee.

It's one that ... needs changes. Wang Chi-Yang Madame 'Auntie' Liang Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Madhulika Liddle and Dusted Off with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Madame 'Auntie' Liang But maintaining two separate blogs – one for cinema, the other for my other writing – was getting a bit cumbersome, and anyway, combining the two seemed like a good way of bringing people who know my other writing to my cinema writing, and vice-versa. [42] After three weeks in Detroit, the show moved to Los Angeles, where the premiere attracted a star-studded audience, including three Scandinavian princesses. : "[83] The New York Daily Mirror termed it, "Another notable work by the outstanding craftsmen of our musical theatre ... a lovely show, an outstanding one in theme and treatment. Post #3: Whitewashing in Hollywood- Emmanuel Tuyishime, Social Media Post: Timothy DeLaGhetto-Emmanuel Tuyishime, How Square-Enix's Sleeping Dogs Opens The Door For Ethno Communications Games, Asian American Experiences of Beauty Standards: Yasamin (3/3), Mississippi Masala: Gaining Control over one's Multi-ethnic identity - Hugo Anaya (3/3), Asian American Representation in Crazy Rich Asians (Alissa Final), Social Media Influencer: Lilly Singh - Karen Song (Post #3).

: During the runup to the Broadway opening, the show received mostly positive publicity.

Wang Ta Flower Drum Song, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, takes a comic look at the clash between tradition-bound Chinese and their emancipated Chinese-American counterparts. The producers hoped the show could hold out long enough to get a boost from the Tony Awards[75] (though nominated for three, including best book, it won none),[76] but in February, they announced that the show would close on March 16, 2003, after 169 performances. Flower Drum Song, in an era when Hollywood was still very racist, is unusual (not that it manages to overcome what was perhaps an inherently racist bias, but still). Plus, Bells are Ringing, which I simply adore, even though it isn’t perfect either. To become an American citizen it took her five years.

The film was the only Hollywood adaptation of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to lose money. She is remembered for her roles in the original stage and screen versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals South Pacific as Bloody Mary – a role that garnered her the Tony Award – and Flower Drum Song as Madame Liang. Compared to South Pacific, I think Flower Drum Song is better, but I agree with you about it coming off a poor second compared to most of R&H’s other films.

"The Other Generation" was cut from the revival. Sammy Fong, meanwhile, manages to wrangle a quiet word alone with Linda: what’s this all about? Would you like to dance? : The impetuous Ta asks Linda to marry him.

Wang Ta But how well he manages that, too. After Master Wang looks her over, she volunteers to sing a flower drum song. Mei Li, because she’s been brought up to always venerate her elders, cannot refuse Mr Wang, and so she agrees to stay. One way that representation of race manifests itself in Flower Drum Song is through a generation gap: the older versus newer generation. This is exactly the sort of thing I would like now, but I can see how some of the humor and the social commentary would completely slip past a child.

Not in front of your aunt. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But, there is an added layer of complexity when examining these stock characters in terms of race. He became a huge success in Japan and came to be known as the ‘Frank Sinatra’ of Japanese cinema. Wang Ta :-). He finds her in a fortune cookie factory working alongside Chao. [32] Shortly after the Boston opening, Fields suffered a heart attack, and, after his release from the hospital, he had to return to New York to recuperate. Wang is also unhappy, despite the club's success, and it is no consolation the crowd is having a good time – after all, in the old country, no crowd ever came to his theater expecting to enjoy themselves.
Wang struggles to understand the conflicts that have torn his household apart; his hostility toward assimilation is isolating him from his family. Talk about stereotypes. [14] In the 1950s, there were relatively few Asian-American actors;[19] Rodgers believed that Asians avoided acting because of shyness. Nevertheless, she called the touring production superior to the Broadway one. Wang Chi-Yang : The wedding procession moves down San Francisco's Grant Avenue with the bride, heavily veiled, carried on a sedan chair ("Wedding Parade"). Twenty five bucks. When it was put on the stage, lines and songs that might be offensive were often cut.



had broken new ground in 1943, any new project in the late 1950s would have to compete with modern musicals and techniques, like the brutal realism in West Side Story,[6] and with other Broadway musical hits such as The Music Man, My Fair Lady and The Pajama Game. I am coming here after Anu’s wonderful review of Rachida set in the backdrop of Algerian Civil War. Hammerstein rewrote some of the book to expand the focus from Ta himself to the romantic relationships of the two couples. Professor Madame 'Auntie' Liang Nightclub owner Sammy Fong arrives with an offer for Ta's immigrant father, Master Wang, a very old-fashioned Chinatown elder. Eventually, with the help of a lady who can read Chinese, and a policeman (who, when he discovers they’re from the East, asks, “Ah, from New York?”), Mei Li and Dr Li arrive at their destination: the very fashionable Celestial Gardens nightclub, the owner of which is Sammy Fong (Jack Soo). I must confess I haven’t watched The Crimson Kimono either. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Release Dates Wang Chi-Yang (There’s a risk with this one, though: it just might be too subtle for some audiences to realise that fun is being poked).
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Mei-li is fascinated by Linda, who urges her to adopt the American lifestyle ("I Enjoy Being a Girl"). "[84] Less enthusiastic, however, was the longtime New York Times critic, Brooks Atkinson, who repeatedly described it as merely "pleasant". This is the second wonderful review I am reading in a day. "[60] Rodgers' will urged his heirs to do what they believed he would have agreed to (Hammerstein's instructions are unknown), but during her lifetime, his widow Dorothy had refused to countenance major changes in the plays. Hwang's story retains the Chinatown setting and the inter-generational and immigrant themes, and emphasizes the romantic relationships. I had no idea about this actor. From the conversation which follows, it emerges that Mei Li is here as Sammy’s picture bride. That is it. Picture bride Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and her father arrive in San Francisco, having smuggled themselves into the country so Mei Li can marry nightclub owner Sammy Fong (whose mother arranged the whole deal). [31][46], Lewis calls the 1961 film version of Flower Drum Song, starring Umeki, Soo, Hall and Suzie Wong star Nancy Kwan, "a bizarre pastiche of limping mediocrity". / Hula-hoops and nucelar war, Doctor Salk and Zsa Zsa Gabor, / Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee and Dewey, Chop Suey.

This forced him to hurry his writing, as the production team had hoped to have the show in rehearsal by the start of September; this was postponed by two weeks.
[36] The production returned $125,000 profit to its backers on an investment of $360,000. Ta's blind date proves to be the thoroughly Americanized Linda Low, who we will learn is Sammy Fong's girlfriend and a stripper at his club. Flower Drum Song was based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song, by Chinese-American author C. Y. Lee.

It's one that ... needs changes. Wang Chi-Yang Madame 'Auntie' Liang Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Madhulika Liddle and Dusted Off with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Madame 'Auntie' Liang But maintaining two separate blogs – one for cinema, the other for my other writing – was getting a bit cumbersome, and anyway, combining the two seemed like a good way of bringing people who know my other writing to my cinema writing, and vice-versa. [42] After three weeks in Detroit, the show moved to Los Angeles, where the premiere attracted a star-studded audience, including three Scandinavian princesses. : "[83] The New York Daily Mirror termed it, "Another notable work by the outstanding craftsmen of our musical theatre ... a lovely show, an outstanding one in theme and treatment. Post #3: Whitewashing in Hollywood- Emmanuel Tuyishime, Social Media Post: Timothy DeLaGhetto-Emmanuel Tuyishime, How Square-Enix's Sleeping Dogs Opens The Door For Ethno Communications Games, Asian American Experiences of Beauty Standards: Yasamin (3/3), Mississippi Masala: Gaining Control over one's Multi-ethnic identity - Hugo Anaya (3/3), Asian American Representation in Crazy Rich Asians (Alissa Final), Social Media Influencer: Lilly Singh - Karen Song (Post #3).

: During the runup to the Broadway opening, the show received mostly positive publicity.

Wang Ta Flower Drum Song, set in San Francisco's Chinatown, takes a comic look at the clash between tradition-bound Chinese and their emancipated Chinese-American counterparts. The producers hoped the show could hold out long enough to get a boost from the Tony Awards[75] (though nominated for three, including best book, it won none),[76] but in February, they announced that the show would close on March 16, 2003, after 169 performances. Flower Drum Song, in an era when Hollywood was still very racist, is unusual (not that it manages to overcome what was perhaps an inherently racist bias, but still). Plus, Bells are Ringing, which I simply adore, even though it isn’t perfect either. To become an American citizen it took her five years.

The film was the only Hollywood adaptation of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to lose money. She is remembered for her roles in the original stage and screen versions of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals South Pacific as Bloody Mary – a role that garnered her the Tony Award – and Flower Drum Song as Madame Liang. Compared to South Pacific, I think Flower Drum Song is better, but I agree with you about it coming off a poor second compared to most of R&H’s other films.

"The Other Generation" was cut from the revival. Sammy Fong, meanwhile, manages to wrangle a quiet word alone with Linda: what’s this all about? Would you like to dance? : The impetuous Ta asks Linda to marry him.

Wang Ta But how well he manages that, too. After Master Wang looks her over, she volunteers to sing a flower drum song. Mei Li, because she’s been brought up to always venerate her elders, cannot refuse Mr Wang, and so she agrees to stay. One way that representation of race manifests itself in Flower Drum Song is through a generation gap: the older versus newer generation. This is exactly the sort of thing I would like now, but I can see how some of the humor and the social commentary would completely slip past a child.

Not in front of your aunt. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But, there is an added layer of complexity when examining these stock characters in terms of race. He became a huge success in Japan and came to be known as the ‘Frank Sinatra’ of Japanese cinema. Wang Ta :-). He finds her in a fortune cookie factory working alongside Chao. [32] Shortly after the Boston opening, Fields suffered a heart attack, and, after his release from the hospital, he had to return to New York to recuperate. Wang is also unhappy, despite the club's success, and it is no consolation the crowd is having a good time – after all, in the old country, no crowd ever came to his theater expecting to enjoy themselves.
Wang struggles to understand the conflicts that have torn his household apart; his hostility toward assimilation is isolating him from his family. Talk about stereotypes. [14] In the 1950s, there were relatively few Asian-American actors;[19] Rodgers believed that Asians avoided acting because of shyness. Nevertheless, she called the touring production superior to the Broadway one. Wang Chi-Yang : The wedding procession moves down San Francisco's Grant Avenue with the bride, heavily veiled, carried on a sedan chair ("Wedding Parade"). Twenty five bucks. When it was put on the stage, lines and songs that might be offensive were often cut.



had broken new ground in 1943, any new project in the late 1950s would have to compete with modern musicals and techniques, like the brutal realism in West Side Story,[6] and with other Broadway musical hits such as The Music Man, My Fair Lady and The Pajama Game. I am coming here after Anu’s wonderful review of Rachida set in the backdrop of Algerian Civil War. Hammerstein rewrote some of the book to expand the focus from Ta himself to the romantic relationships of the two couples. Professor Madame 'Auntie' Liang Nightclub owner Sammy Fong arrives with an offer for Ta's immigrant father, Master Wang, a very old-fashioned Chinatown elder. Eventually, with the help of a lady who can read Chinese, and a policeman (who, when he discovers they’re from the East, asks, “Ah, from New York?”), Mei Li and Dr Li arrive at their destination: the very fashionable Celestial Gardens nightclub, the owner of which is Sammy Fong (Jack Soo). I must confess I haven’t watched The Crimson Kimono either. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Release Dates Wang Chi-Yang (There’s a risk with this one, though: it just might be too subtle for some audiences to realise that fun is being poked).
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