Tag Archives: William Langhorne Bond

Gigantic China’s Wings photo gallery

Classic aviation photos of flying in China in the 1930s and 1940s pertaining to the China National Aviation Corporation, a Chinese-American civil aviation partnership that flew and fought in China Continue reading

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Bondy & Kitsi’s wedding photos (including Harold Bixby)

My eyes popped out over these classics of William Langhorne Bond’s 1935 wedding with Katharine Dunlop, none of which I’d seen before. Continue reading

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Color film of New York in 1939

Here’s a wonderful 2:50 minute film made by a French tourist in New York in 1939 — and it’s in color! (Great soundtrack, too.) Cars, dresses, hats, suspenders, elevated railways, Harlem, and more, it ends with a great pan of … Continue reading

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The Loening Air Yacht, a photo gallery of the plane in China

A photo gallery of the Loening Air Yacht in China in the 1930s, where it served with the China National Aviation Corporation Continue reading

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Emily Hahn and CNAC, aka The Hardest Cut, Part I

My favorite outtake from the China’s Wings manuscript Continue reading

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Today, the 81st Anniversary of Bond’s arrival in China

Today, Saint Patrick’s Day, is the 81st anniversary of William Langhorne Bond’s arrival in China, in 1931. It has been a thrilling week for China’s Wings. I did two incredibly successful events at two top-shelf bookstores: Bookshop West Portal in … Continue reading

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The White Countess, my favorite Shanghai movie

The White Countess, a film that evokes the glitter and grime of 1930s Shanghai. The film wasn’t universally well-reviewed, but I confess to loving it. At a number of points it intersected the life of William Langhorne Bond, main character in China’s Wings. Continue reading

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An even better picture of William Bond

This one also comes courtesy of CNAC scion Diego Kusak, who currently lives in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province in Southwest China.

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The man himself — William Langhorne Bond

And here’s a picture of Bond himself, courtesy of Diego Kusak in Kunming, China… (Looks to me like Ryan did a pretty good impersonation for his Historical Halloween project.)

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My son Ryan dressed as William Langhorne Bond for Historical Halloween

When the China’s Wings bound galley arrived in September, my son Ryan was so inspired that he decided on the spot to be William Langhorne Bond for his school’s “Historical Halloween” project. (I swear the idea came out of his … Continue reading

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