Back in June I blogged about Shanghai Film Studio, and mentioned then that a real estate developer was planning on tearing down the historic site to build yet another office building. Well, these pictures were just sent to me from Shanghai. And honestly, I’m so saddened. What a lovely place that was, and such history! I think Joan Chen made movies there, and Gong Li and Zhang Yimou (along with many other talented individuals). I was told that an old dorm for nuns, still on the property, is being preserved—but nothing else.
Here’s what it looks like now: