AN exhibition of 60 photographs celebrating Malaysia’s cinematic icon, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee, is being held at Badan Warisan Malaysia’s Heritage Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 24 June to 16 July 2011.
The photographs show scenes from the legendary actor-singer-composer’s films from 1949 to 1973. The exhibition, organised by publisher MPH in association with Badan Warisan Malaysia, also features images of P Ramlee in his role as film director. The photos are from the personal collection of Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid, a life-long admirer of P Ramlee.
The exhibition was officially launched on Friday, 24 June 2011, in conjunction with the re-launch of two biographies on P Ramlee written by Ahmad Sarji, P Ramlee: Erti Yang Sakti (1999) and P Ramlee: The Bright Star (2003). These books have been reprinted and will be available as a box set for RM79. The biographies cover P Ramlee’s onscreen life through exposition of his films and songs, as well as offer information on P Ramlee, the man.
All photos and captions courtesy of Badan Warisan Malaysia.