Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hey youngsters! Gangnam style no more. Here comes Gelan style. Gelan?? This is the Hanyu Pinyin (Chinese) name for Grace Chang. Grace Chang?? Aiyoh!! Below is the "copy & paste" from Wikipedia.
She was an actress from the Cathay (Motion Picture and General Investments Limited) with many successes from "It Blossoms Again" to "The Wild, Wild Rose" and "Mambo Girl".
Chang appeared in 33 films during her 11-year acting career. Her last actual appearance was in 1964 though she has provided vocals for soundtracks.
Now before you click off the video, the action begins @ 1:50 of the Youtube track. Mind you Gelan is still alive in Hong Kong, perhaps waiting for Psy to do the mambo with her.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
"Getting to know you" is the popular song from the 1956 movie "The King and I" starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, sung by Marni Nixon. I am sure all of you have heard this song a thousand times. But have you heard, or in fact, have you ever watched a performance by a trio of 3 singers, one from America, one from Japan and one from China singing "Getting to know you"?
Here it is. The Japanese singer is Yukiji Asaoka, a Japanese actress and singer. The American was Dinah Shore. And who was this Chinese lady? She is Grace Chang. Grace Chang? The Chinese audience will know her as Ge Lan (葛蘭), the popular Chinese film star of the 50s and 60s.
Grace Chang and Dinah Shore (October, 1959)