Walls painted bright red and sky blue, blood-red velvet couch, white cupboards with fine decorations ... The vibrant style of Lin Dai's apartment distinguishes it from many classical apartments without personality. And almost every detail, personally chosen by the movie star, has remained unchanged since her death on July 17, 1964. Lin's god-daughter, Petrina Fung Bo-bo - also a household name in the Chinese film world since beginning her acting career as a child star - said the apartment was virtually untouched since Lin's death. It had been well maintained by her godfather for 43 years in memory of his beloved wife. 'The whole family actually lived in this time capsule all these years,' she said. The apartment was a living museum for fans of Lin. 'I miss her tremendously,' she said. Lin's son said most of her belongings could last a long time but he could not continue maintaining them because it was very time consuming. 'Everything, even small items like false eyelashes, was kept in the apartment the way they were before she left the world,' he said. The list of Lin's belongings in the home is almost endless. Scripts with her signature, her contract with the Shaw Brothers, her portrait in oil paintings, her letters, clothes, handbags, antiques, newspapers and magazines published in the 1950s, old ferry tickets, lottery tickets ... 'They can not only allow people to learn more about the life of the star but the daily life of people in the 1950s and 1960s,' Fringe Club director Benny Chia Chun-heng said. All the items were treasures because they were records of a beautiful chapter of Hong Kong's story. 'Lin was such a huge star,' he said. 'No Chinese has not heard of her.' Eldest daughter of famous Chinese politician Cheng Siyuan, Lin was born in Guilin in 1934 and came to Hong Kong in 1948. She made her name in her debut movie, Singing Under the Moon. After that she starred in 50 more, proving herself adept at a variety of genres - costume historical epics like The Kingdom And The Beauty (1959), contemporary comedies like The More The Merrier (1959), love stories like Love Without End (1962), and musicals like The Love Parade (1963). Lin won the best actress trophy at four Asian Film Festivals. In 1961 she married Lung Shing-fan, the son of General Lung Yun, former governor of Yunnan province , who she met while studying drama and linguistics in New York. Lin died at home, overdosing on sleeping pills just short of her 30th birthday, leaving her husband, a 15-month-old son and a suicide note citing 'family matters'. 'The love story of the couple is touching and dramatic, and why Lin Dai committed suicide in her prime is still a mystery. It is like reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens,' Mr Chia said. 'How many people can keep an apartment intact for 43 years? He must have loved her very much.'