Flower Drum Song

Henry Koster (director)
C.Y. Lee (novel)
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Joseph Fields (musical)
Robert Willoughby (photographer)
Joseph Fields (screenwriter)
Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong (starring)

Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1961. Vintage reference photograph of Nancy Kwan and director Henry Koster, with Jack Soo observing, on the set of the 1961 film. Mimeo snipe on verso.

Based on the 1958 musical by Richard, Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Joseph Fields, which was, in turn, based on the 1957 novel by C.Y. Lee.

One of the most interesting Rodgers and Hammerstein adaptations to film, with no major stars, and the only adaptation of the musical team's work not to be released by Twentieth Century-Fox ("Showboat" was released by Universal, but was written exclusively by Hammerstein).

Nominated for five Academy Awards.

Set in and shot on location in San Francisco, California.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry.

[Book #150815]