In a departure from the tried and true typical CHP episode, Laszlo looks at someone who set out to China in search of fame and fortune. He found fame amongst the one percent who were regulars at all the glitzy hotel ballrooms, dance halls, clubs and dives of 1920’s and 1930’s Shanghai. His story isn’t necessarily spectacular and no one wrote him into the history books. But let’s take a break from the usual fare to look at some of the stories going on in the background during the first half of the 20th century. This is one of the good ones I thought. And thanks to EarnshawBooks.com for bringing Whitey’s story back from the dead. Links below to their website as well as to Andrew Field’s site Shanghai Soujourns. Check it out. And a timely article from the great (and famous) Paul French on the fate of Shanghai’s New Astor Hotel (mentioned in this episode).