SHE ENJOYS BEING A GIRL
One of my favorite actresses of the sixties is Nancy Kwan who starred in such movies as The World of Susie Wong, Flower Drum Song, Honeymoon Hotel, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, etc. She had a wonderful quality about her and was able to transcend the docile Asian woman parts usually played by Miyoshi Umeki and had a warmer persona than icey France Nuyen and was able to sink her teeth into some not-so-sweet ladies such as her butt-kicking villainess Yu-Rang who finally meets her match with Sharon Tate in The Wrecking Crew.
Nancy Kwan has a new documentary about her life entitled To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey. Ka Shen is Kwan’s childhood name. As the promotional copy extolled, “Hollywood’s postwar Asian superstar, Nancy Kwan, acts as tour guide around her personal and professional history.” Below is a clip of Kwan introducing the film at a screening: