Lotus Lui

  1. Tilly Losch, The Good Earth, 1936.     Among the  Asian actresses seriously considered for Lotus was a real Lotus – plus Mamo Clark and Sidney Fox. This was the only film with a credit for MGM’s in-house genius, Irving Thalberg – after his shocl death at 36.    His boss, LB Mayer, had told him: “The public won’t buy pictures about American farmers, and you want to give them Chinese farmers?”  Thalberg, as usual, was right – three Oscars from six nominations! 

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