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"Carol J. Slingo" <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 28 May 1995 11:39:39 -0500
<[log in to unmask]> from "Missy Price" at May 28, 95 09:18:12 am
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An interesting side note is that in India itself, being a movie star in early
days was off limits for Hindu women of good families, and several silent stars
of India came from the Jewish community--Sulochana (Ruby Meyers) and Ramola
are two I can remember.
Carol Slingo
> WAsn't there a film in the 40s about an Englishwoman held captive
> by a Chinese warlord that created a stir because it suggested a
> physical attraction between the the characters?
> Forgive me for not looking this up... but all of my books are still
> packed from moving last year (there's no room in my dungeon!)
> Also... the subject of interacial heritage can be viewed from the
> prospective of Merle Oberon who went to *great* lengths to hide the
> fact that her mother was South Asian Indian.  For years her official
> bio read that she was born and reared in Tasmania.
> -Missy
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> Melissa Lee Price (Dr. Missy) | [log in to unmask]
> Dept. Jour/Telecom, Northwestern State University of Louisiana
> I can't be a WASP, I'm Welsh.
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