June 20 1937 Cartoon published in Shidai Manhua (Modern Sketch) - vol. 39

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Translation

Title: The movie fan Niubizi, as if lost a wife - joint work by Huang Yao and Xu Ruoming

Recently Mr Niubizi is extremely sad. To everyone he met, he would relate that his not yet naturalized sweetheart, American movie star Miss Jena Harlow had cerebral edema and passed away in hollywood. Since then he has lost his spiritual sustenance, his life is now that of a widower.

(Jean Harlow: 3 March 1911 - 7 June, 1937)

The couplet:Thoughts about (your) departure, the spirit had not appeared in dream

Link: Jean Harlow - Wikipedia

 

 

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Modern Sketch stands out among the nearly 20 illustrated humor and satire magazines that proliferated in mid-1930s Shanghai.

The images provided here are Courtesy of Colgate University Libraries, Digital Collections.


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