Guest curator Florence Chan (first left), Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Vincent Liu (second right), and Museum Director of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum Brian Lam (first right) welcome the Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition's 100,000th visitor and present to her an exhibition poster with the autographs of the three guest curators and complimentary tickets for Hong Kong Film Archive’s film screening program Revisiting the Glory Days – The Legacy of Leslie and Anita on April 30, 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Receiving an overwhelming response from the public, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum’s exhibition to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of superstar Leslie Cheung welcomed its 100,000th visitor on Sunday.
The museum‘s Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition prepared specially selected gifts for to mark this extraordinary moment, including an exhibition poster with autographs of the three guest curators who are close friends of Leslie Cheung: Florence Chan, William Chang and Wing Shya, according to a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government statement.
Complimentary tickets for Hong Kong Film Archive's film screening program Revisiting the Glory Days – The Legacy of Leslie and Anita at Hong Kong Film Archive were also given out
Complimentary tickets for Hong Kong Film Archive's film screening program Revisiting the Glory Days – The Legacy of Leslie and Anita at Hong Kong Film Archive were also given, it added.
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The gifts were presented by Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Vincent Liu and Chan, who also donated two sets of Leslie Cheung 20th Anniversary special edition antique commemorative medals to the HKHM as museum collection.
A total of 61 exhibits are on display, including four concert costumes worn by Leslie, such as the red cloak and suit with stonework and the pair of red high heels during his Live in Concert 97, the outfit with white feathers and the pair of blue embellished jeans he wore in his Passion Tour concert,
and the meticulously crafted seashell culottes designed for him by a famous French designer.
The exhibition also showcases some of his vinyl records, such as the vinyl record of For Your Heart Only (White Edition), the vinyl record of Stand Up (Purple Edition), cassette tape of The Wind Continues to Blow; music, movie and TV awards like the Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Presentation – Monica and the Best Film Song of the 14th Hong Kong Film Awards – Chase, and the Best Album Award of the Four Channels Song Award – Untitled. Leslie Cheung's photo album Celebration, photographed by Shya, and concert photos are also on display in the exhibition.
Visitors take a selfie at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition on April 30, 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
The organizer also extended special thanks to Daffy Tong for sharing the personal collection of Leslie Cheung.
With exceptional talent and a unique style, Leslie Cheung became one of Hong Kong's timeless superstars. His music style was versatile and he starred in many movies. His huge range of music, film and TV works over the years established his status as an icon in the glory days of Cantopop and Hong Kong cinema in the 1980s and 1990s. His artistic achievements have transcended time and space. He has profound influence on local pop culture.
Visitors tour the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's Miss You Much Leslie Exhibition on April 30, 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
The exhibition is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, organized by the HKHM and supported by Les FANmily. It will run until October 9 at the HKHM (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin) with free admission, and is one of the pre-festival programs of the Hong Kong Pop Culture Festival 2023.