Happy Birthday Jadin Wong and Remembering Richard Bowler

Today (May 24) is the 101st birthday of Jadin Wong, the mostly silent co-star of I Drink Your Blood.  She was a pioneer of Asian-American women on stage and screen, so her role in a rank exploitation film–that exploited popular beliefs about the “inscrutable Asian” common at the time is still something of a mystery toContinue reading “Happy Birthday Jadin Wong and Remembering Richard Bowler”

Celebrating Jadin Wong

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of Jadin Wong, a co-star of I Drink Your Blood.  She died in 2010 at the ripe age of 96.  Seventy of those years were spent in show business, from dancing in nightclubs and on the street for spare change to being discovered doing such by Norman FosterContinue reading “Celebrating Jadin Wong”

The Most Inscrutable Satanist Hippie: Jadin Wong

Jadin Wong’s appearance in I Drink Your Blood  is perhaps the biggest surprise in this film. Like Bhaskar, she had a well established career at the time of the film, and also like Bhaskar, had established herself as a dancer.  Wong was seventeen years older than Bhaskar–she’d have been celebrating her 100th birthday a couple monthsContinue reading “The Most Inscrutable Satanist Hippie: Jadin Wong”