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  • COURTESY ROBIN LUNG
    Li Ling-Ai.
  • COURTESY MICHELLE SCOTT
    Rey Scott's blue address book. One of the entries, complete with a New York phone number, was Li Ling-Ai.
  • COURTESY ROBIN LUNG
    When the film was released in 1941, audience members received this souvenir brochure.
  • COURTESY MICHELLE SCOTT
    Kailua filmmaker Robin Lung marvels at a painting of Li Ling-Ai that was created recently by Rey Scott's granddaughter, photographer and artist Michelle Scott.
  • COURTESY SCOTT FAMILY COLLECTION
    Li Ling-Ai and Rey Scott ham it up in a "Kukan" publicity still.
  • COURTESY SCOTT FAMILY COLLECTION
    Rey Scott in Canton, China in 1938 while he was taking still photos.
  • COURTESY ROBIN LUNG
    The last known full copy of the documentary "Kukan" was in terrible shape when it was located. Here, its edges are shrunken, warped and curled.

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