Download e-book for iPad: Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of by Nigel Collett

By Nigel Collett

ISBN-10: 9881554268

ISBN-13: 9789881554260

whilst Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing threw himself to his dying from the terrace of Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental lodge in 2003, he was once the best megastar of his iteration within the urban. A performer enjoyed for his personality up to for his magic as an entertainer, his demise despatched surprise waves throughout Asia and among Asian populations worldwide. even though he used to be brazenly homosexual, he was once cherished, and is still loved, by means of multitudes in societies the place his sexual orientation is still a little-discussed taboo. Firelight of a unique color lines Leslie’s tale from beginning in Fifties Hong Kong to his demise through the city’s crippling SARS epidemic. via preliminary struggles to realize a foothold in television and the nascent international of Cantopop, he accomplished ultimate luck as a superstar of tune and the massive display and held that place for almost 20 years. on the vanguard of virtually the entire cultural adjustments Hong Kong observed in the course of his lifetime, Leslie got here to embrace the original spirit of town. No Western performer can boast so common a power throughout such a lot of arts. Firelight of a special color commemorates a existence that keeps to amaze and inspire.

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