Thanks to a collaboration with South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), the only independent non-profit organization working to document, preserve and provide access to the rich history of South Asians in the United States, we’re delighted to share another original image.
This week’s item is an advertisement that originally appeared in San Francisco, California for the April 27, 1966 American premiere of “Sandya the Music Maker.” The film was shown at the city’s Richelieu Cinema. “She captivates all men!” exclaims the poster. “Tantalizes their emotions! Commands their destinies!” What it doesn’t tell us is the name of the actress in the film — or even the director.