Monthly Archives: June 2013

From Jungle Princess to Queen of Sarongs

The Jungle Princess is perhaps best known for launching the career of Dorothy Lamour, who went on to play many more sarong-clad characters (such as Jungle Love [1938] and the popular Road to… series [1940-1962]). However, it also received rave

From Jungle Princess to Queen of Sarongs

The Jungle Princess is perhaps best known for launching the career of Dorothy Lamour, who went on to play many more sarong-clad characters (such as Jungle Love [1938] and the popular Road to… series [1940-1962]). However, it also received rave

Hollywood animal starpower

Animals and wildlife remain important aspects of the exoticization of Malaya in Hollywood’s films. In our film screening series, we have seen many films which used animals to enhance the wild and foreign image of Malaya (Bring ‘Em Back Alive,

Hollywood animal starpower

Animals and wildlife remain important aspects of the exoticization of Malaya in Hollywood’s films. In our film screening series, we have seen many films which used animals to enhance the wild and foreign image of Malaya (Bring ‘Em Back Alive,

East of Borneo – Re-aestheticized

While East of Borneo might have received mixed reviews, it spawned what might be considered on the earliest fan videos, with the subject of fascination being the rose amongst the thorns. Aptly entitled Rose Hobart, this 19-min experimental collage created

East of Borneo – Re-aestheticized

While East of Borneo might have received mixed reviews, it spawned what might be considered on the earliest fan videos, with the subject of fascination being the rose amongst the thorns. Aptly entitled Rose Hobart, this 19-min experimental collage created