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Hong Kong Pop 60+

1/F Permanent Gallery
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Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Despite being just a small city on the southern border of China, Hong Kong took advantage of its unique geographical position and historical background to become a renowned international metropolis, where East meets West and diversity thrives. In the 1970s and 80s, Hong Kong was the most successful Chinese city in terms of popular culture. The story of Hong Kong popular culture began with the boundless creativity sparked by the post-war baby boom and economic take-off, cultural exchanges with other regions, and hard-working and adventurous artists.

Popular culture is closely related to everyday life, is always in touch with society, and is often interlinked with the mass media. Hong Kong popular culture spread widely through media, like film, television and radio, elevating Hong Kong to the world stage and exerting its deep, broad influence everywhere.

Titled "Hong Kong Pop 60+", this exhibition focuses on the development of Hong Kong popular culture over six decades, from the post-war period to the early 2000s. Featuring more than 1,000 exhibits, the exhibition expounds on the development of Hong Kong popular culture, especially popular music, film, and television and radio broadcasting, introduces popular comics and toys over the years, and shows the life of Hong Kong people at the intersection of Chinese and Western cultures. The exhibition encourages visitors to explore Hong Kong's development, while inspiring us to preserve Hong Kong's diverse culture and create a better future.

Exhibit Highlights

Film poster for A Better Tomorrow

1986
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Film poster for A Better Tomorrow

 

Souvenir cup of Dayo Wong's last stand-up comedy show

Souvenir cup of Dayo Wong's last stand-up comedy show

2018
Courtesy of Mr Choy Ka-kin

 

Manuscript with lyrics of Vulnerable Woman

1992
Donated by Mr Calvin Poon

Manuscript with lyrics of Vulnerable Woman

 

Robocon model

Robocon model

1978

 

Vinyl record of Japanese TV series Sugata Sanshiro

1973
Courtesy of Dr Ng Chun-hung

Vinyl record of Japanese TV series Sugata Sanshiro

 

Film Poster of The Private Eyes

Film Poster of The Private Eyes

1976
©2010 Fortune Star Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.

 

Wong Ka-kui's first acoustic guitar, bought with his own savings

Late 1970s
Donated by Mr Steve Wong

Wong Ka-kui's first acoustic guitar, bought with his own savings

 

18th Issue of the Comic Book Miss 13 Dots

18th Issue of the Comic Book Miss 13 Dots

Late 1960s

 

Hopscotch Songbook

1970s
Donated by Miss Ngan Chor-ping

Hopscotch Songbook

 

James Bond Secret Agent 007 Game

James Bond Secret Agent 007 Game

1960s

 

Coloured sketch of a poster for Aces Go Places 3

1984
Courtesy of Mr Yuen Tai-yung

Coloured sketch of a poster for Aces Go Places 3

 

Red and gold Chinese wedding gown worn by Anita Mui in her last concert

Red and gold Chinese wedding gown worn by Anita Mui in her last concert

2003
Donated by Mr Eddie Lau

 

Mini dress worn by Josephine Siao

1960s
Donated by Dr Siao Fong Fong

Mini dress worn by Josephine Siao

 

Floor-standing radio

Floor-standing radio

1960s
Donated by Wing Lai Yuen Sichuan Noodles

 

Floor-standing television set

Early 1970s
Donated by Wing Lai Yuen Sichuan Noodles

Floor-standing television set

 

Filming of a Rediffusion Television drama series

Filming of a Rediffusion Television drama series

1968