By Maurine Karns & Pat Patterson
Take a trip back to Old Shanghai with this outrageous 1936 guide to the Paris of the East. Tael Lights, first published in 1936, is a guidebook to the seamier side of Shanghai in the mid-1930s, when it was at its most outrageous. The authors, two pretty dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working at least partially in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, stress the nightlife, particularly the sex and sin side of the city. Political correctness hardly enters into it.