It was the parents' job to be the marriage broker
, the partner finder, and especially the job of cajoling a huge amount of dowry from the girl's family.
The Players kick off the summer season with a production of this piece (remember the movie with Amy Irving and Peter Riegert?), about a young New York Jewish woman whose grandmother hires a marriage broker
to find her a husband.
According to one early observer, the woman responsible for the bride's makeup was highly paid a more so than the chung-ma (marriage broker
) a and rightly so because of the amount of makeup that was applied to the bride's face.
Joseph Shovelton's heartlessly spivvy marriage broker
, Goro, shares the complicity in Butterfly's tragedy between Japanese and American.
And marriage broker
Goro, (tenor James McLennan), who machinates the nuptials between Pinkerton and Butterfly, appeared far too polite for a scheming plot driver.
He was fantastic in Shuddh Desi Romance as a marriage broker
, he was just wonderful in Kapoor and Sons, though the make-up went overboard.
The long-running reality program hosted by Patti Stanger has really wealthy guys who are looking for real love securing the services of an experienced marriage broker
or matchmaker (Stanger), to finally end up with a good and loyal wife who won't divorce and sue him for alimony six months after their honey-money-moon!
So, the moment I reached home in Kerala, I discovered to my horror that my grandfather had arranged for a marriage broker
. " She is not even 5' 5"," the broker asked my grandfather looking at me, who to my surprise appeared apologetic.
Jeanne Crain was great in "The Model and the Marriage Broker
.'' And in "The Mating Season,'' Thelma is opposite Gene Tierney.
Ivy Miravalles, officer-in-charge of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Migrant Integration and Education Division, estimates that a Korean man pays a marriage broker
as much as P500,000 to get a wife in the Philippines.
Pinkerton is the arch baddie but the Japanese are no angels either whether that is Philip Lloyd Holtram's seedy marriage broker
or the relatives who are keen to enjoy the material goodies the unclean Westerners bring.
A marriage broker
plays the main role in connecting non-Egyptian suitors to the girl's family and then comes the khatba (marriage mediator).