Marriage, Chinese Style

EPFC | October 3rd, 2016

guest curator: Salise Hughes

Our theme this month is Seattle Plays Hollywood, where we will look at a collection of clips from five Seattle inspired movies and TV series that impose a little Hollywood glamour and surrealism on my home town.

This week we will look at an episode of the late 60s TV series Here Come The Brides: Marriage, Chinese Style.

Here Come The Brides was a series that ran from 1968- 1970, and was very loosely based on the true story of Asa Mercer’s efforts to bring marriageable women from the east coast to Seattle in the 1860s. A lot of the show’s popularity was due to teen idol Bobbie Sherman as one of the three brothers, again very loosely based on the Mercers. The show also featured the hit song, The Bluest Skies You’ve Ever Seen Are In Seattle sung by Perry Como. In this episode, Marriage, Chinese Style, Bruce Lee, who was an actual Seattle resident is featured.