'Original' Flower Drum Song Cast Reunites - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

'Original' Flower Drum Song Cast Reunites

Jimmy Borges, Vera, Ivy, Pam, Cynthia Jimmy Borges, Vera, Ivy, Pam, Cynthia

By Diane Ako

KAHALA (KHNL) -- You could call them the 'original' cast of Flower Drum Song reunited this week for the first time in decades. They were the dancers upon which the famous movie and play was based.

This is the 1961 musical, which was based on the 1958 Broadway play. That play was based on the Forbidden City nightclub, in San Francisco, known for its all-Asian ensemble.

That was the dancers then... and this is now. Some of the entertainers, including Hawaii jazz singer Jimmy Borges, met up this week for the first time in years, at Kahala Zippys, of all places!

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