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“The risk of sudden death was omnipresent in Shanghai….Violence was commonplace. There were more gangsters in Shanghai than Chicago ever saw in the heyday of Capone.” – Ralph Shaw, Sin City. Shaw lived in Shanghai 1937-1949. And lo and behold, some of these old Shanghai murders (or presumed murders) had Art Deco associations. Here’s our […]
If you need a good reason to come to the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai this November, we’re way ahead of you. We’ve got five: 1. Discover Chinese Art Deco Come and discover Art Deco with Chinese characteristics. For a brief decade (1927-1937), this was the Chinese national style. Art Deco fused with […]
When the Art Deco Cathay Hotel opened in 1929, became the place to go for dancing, drinking, and of course, dining. Naturally, then, when we selected a menu for the World Congress on Art Deco Gala evening, we picked one of the vintage menus from the Golden Age. Today, the Cathay is the Fairmont Peace Hotel, and they […]