Anna May Wong

This title provides a biography of Anna May Wong who is undoubtedly, one of the best known and most popular Chinese-American actresses ever to have graced the silver screen. Between 1919 and 1960 she starred in over 50 movies.

Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges 郝吉思

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888139630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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This title provides a biography of Anna May Wong who is undoubtedly, one of the best known and most popular Chinese-American actresses ever to have graced the silver screen. Between 1919 and 1960 she starred in over 50 movies.

Perpetually Cool

This is the first biography about Anna May Wong, an extraordinary Asian American woman who became the country's most famous film actress of Chinese descent.

Author: Anthony B. Chan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461670411

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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This is the first biography about Anna May Wong, an extraordinary Asian American woman who became the country's most famous film actress of Chinese descent. This multi-faceted tale takes the reader on a compelling journey through Wong's early years in Los Angeles and her first Hollywood pictures—films that led to her international fame. It is also an examination into the scope of race, gender, and power and their impact on her personal growth as a Chinese American.

Anna May Wong

Anna May Wong was perhaps the best known Chinese American actresses during Hollywood's golden age, a free spirit and embodiment of the flapper era much like Louise Brooks.

Author: Graham Russell Hodges

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403967909

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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A definitive portrait of Anna May Wong, Hollywood's first Chinese-American actress, describes her childhood as the daughter of a laundryman, her early roles in film, the discrimination and prejudice she faced as an Asian-American actress, and her long and successful career. Reprint.

Anna May Wong

"This critical cultural biography of Anna May Wong--a Chinese American actress who made close to sixty films, headlined theater and vaudeville productions, and had her own television show in 1951--examines Wong's life in order to gain an ...

Author: Shirley Jennifer Lim

Publisher: Asian American History & Cultu

ISBN: 1439918341

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

View: 669

"This critical cultural biography of Anna May Wong--a Chinese American actress who made close to sixty films, headlined theater and vaudeville productions, and had her own television show in 1951--examines Wong's life in order to gain an understanding of racial modernity and twentieth-century Western fantasies of China"--

Anna May Wong

The name Anna May Wong is once again becoming as familiar as it once was,
with her memorabilia commanding ever higher prices, and recognition from
various Asian-American groups. One of them, the Asian-American Artists
Foundation, ...

Author: Philip Leibfried

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476609322

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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Anna May Wong, born in Los Angeles in 1905 to a Chinese family that did not support her ambition, is the only Asian-American actress to have achieved stardom during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Staying single to avoid endangering her career, she became the darling of the intelligentsia, inspiring poems, songs, and crowds of admirers in the British Isles, Europe, and China. She leaves a legacy of some 60 film appearances, numerous stage and television shows, and several radio spots. This book covers Anna May Wong’s entire career and personal life. Detailed filmographic entries, with critical commentary as well as cast and technical credits, synopses, and newspaper and magazine reviews, are followed by Wong’s stage work and radio and television appearances.

Anna May Wong s Lucky Shoes

Anna May Wong.” 109 Highlights From Hollywood. 110 “Bright Show atTivoli.
Anna May Wong.” 111 See Jennifer. “Passing Show. Chit Chat.” The Western
Mail (Perth), the 2nd of March 1939: 33. 112 Highlights From Hollywood. 113 “
Bright ...

Author: Derham Groves

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257713159

Category: Art deco

Page: 104

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Shining Star

"A biography of Chinese American film star Anna May Wong who, in spite of limited opportunities, achieved her dream of becoming an actress and worked to represent her race on screen in a truthful, positive manner." (Provided by publisher)

Author: Paula Yoo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781600602597

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 636

The true story of Chinese American film star Anna May Wong, whose trail-blazing career in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s broke new ground for future generations of Asian American actors.

The Story of Movie Star

Wong's trail--blazing career in Hollywood urging the 1920s broke new ground for Asian American actors. Sidebars include the history of Chinatowns in the US, movie--making during the 1920s, and an outline of the film whitewashing process.

Author: Paula Yoo

Publisher: Lee & Low Books

ISBN: 9781620148532

Category: Chinese American motion picture actors and actresses

Page:

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"The story of Anna May Wong, a Chinese American actress who advocated for authentic depictions of Asians and Asian Americans in film during the early years of Hollywood. Includes sidebars on related topics, timeline, and glossary"--

Anna May Wong Lesbian Representation and Hollywood Orientalism

Author: Oona Channa Besman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Asians in motion pictures

Page: 160

View: 283


Chinese American Voices

Anna May Wong In this interview with Los Angeles columnist Harry Carr, twenty-
nine-year-old Anna May Wong reflects on her Chinese American identity at the
pinnacle of her successful career as a film actress. The second child in a family of
 ...

Author: Judy Yung

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520243099

Category: History

Page: 462

View: 751

"Skillfully selected, translated, and annotated, this compelling compendium of voices bear witness to the diversity and depth of the Chinese American experience and, significantly, its indispensable centrality to American life and history."--Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Common Ground: Reimagining American History "Here at last is a wide-ranging record of Chinese American experiences from the viewpoints of the players. Chinese American Voices is an impressive feat of scholarship, an indispensable reference, and a compelling read."--Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of Thousand Pieces of Gold and The Moon Pearl "This anthology offers a virtual "Gam Saan" (Gold Mountain) of original sources. The stories burst with telling and re-affirm a vision of men and women as actors in history, who made themselves as Chinese Americans as they helped to make America itself."--Ronald Takaki, author of Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans "This volume of sixty-two annotated documents, many translated from Chinese for the first time, is a boon to faculty and students interested in Chinese American history, Asian American history, U.S. immigration history, and race and ethnic relations. The life stories, in particular, are appealing for students, the reading public, and scholars alike as they hear the voices of individuals long misunderstood, denigrated, and silenced. All of us owe a debt of gratitude to the three editors for their dedicated labor of love."--Sucheng Chan, author of Chinese American Transnationalism: The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era "This is a superb collection."--Roger Daniels, author of Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882

E A Dupont and His Contribution to British Film

Anna. May. Wong,. and. the. Expressive. Blue. Light. IN PICCADILLY (
FEBRUARY 1929), A companion film to Moulin Rouge (1928), Ewald André
Dupont ... The film stars the American actress Anna May Wong (Wong Liu Tsong [
1907–61]).

Author: Paul Matthew St. Pierre

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838642586

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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The Tool of the Sea

This book covers the life and times of one of the greatest actresses of all time--from her rise to stardom to her death at 56.

Author: Warner Jennifer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781629174341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 608

We remember Hepburn, Monroe, and West. They were the queens of Hollywoods Golden Era. But there's one star that's often left out even though in her time there were few more famous: Anna May Wong. She was a symbol of grace and beauty, but more importantly she broke barriers and became the first Asian American actress to be not just a star, but have international recognition. This book covers the life and times of one of the greatest actresses of all time--from her rise to stardom to her death at 56.

Countervisions

Both reviled and revered, the actress Anna May Wong continues to pique the
imaginations of global filmgoing audiences long after her death nearly forty years
ago. As the inspiration for a cameo in a contemporary film, as the model for a doll,
 ...

Author: Darrell Y. Hamamoto

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397766

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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Spotlighting Asian Americans on both sides of the motion picture camera, Countervisions examines the aesthetics, material circumstances, and politics of a broad spectrum of films released in the last thirty years. This anthology focuses in particular on the growing presence of Asian Americans as makers of independent films and cross-over successes. Essays of film criticism and interviews with film makers emphasize matters of cultural agency--that is, the practices through which Asian American actors, directors, and audience members have shaped their own cinematic images. One of the anthology's key contributions is to trace the evolution of Asian American independent film practice over thirty years. Essays on the Japanese American internment and historical memory, essays on films by women and queer artists, and the reflections of individual film makers discuss independent productions as subverting or opposing the conventions of commercial cinema. But Countervisions also resists simplistic readings of "mainstream" film representations of Asian Americans and enumerations of negative images. Writing about Hollywood stars Anna May Wong and Nancy Kwan, director Wayne Wang, and erotic films, several contributors probe into the complex and ambivalent responses of Asian American audiences to stereotypical roles and commerical success. Taken together, the spirited, illuminating essays in this collection offer an unprecedented examination of a flourishing cultural production. Author note: Darrell Y. Hamamoto is Associate Professor in the Asian American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Nervous Laughter: Television Situation Comedy and Liberal Democratic Ideology, Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and the Poltics of Television Representation, and New American Destinies: a Reader in Contemporary Asian and Latino Immigration. Sandra Liu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

Speaking German Like Nobody s Business

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A Feeling of Belonging

Dangerous to Know press release, Anna May Wong/Paramount ... One does
have to pause and consider what it means that the information about Anna May
Wong's refusal to bob her hair came from studio sources. Why was the studio ...

Author: Shirley Jennifer Lim

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814751938

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 705

When we imagine the activities of Asian American women in the mid-twentieth century, our first thoughts are not of skiing, beauty pageants, magazine reading, and sororities. Yet, Shirley Jennifer Lim argues, these are precisely the sorts of leisure practices many second generation Chinese, Filipina, and Japanese American women engaged in during this time. In A Feeling of Belonging, Lim highlights the cultural activities of young, predominantly unmarried Asian American women from 1930 to 1960. This period marks a crucial generation—the first in which American-born Asians formed a critical mass and began to make their presence felt in the United States. Though they were distinguished from previous generations by their American citizenship, it was only through these seemingly mundane “American”activities that they were able to overcome two-dimensional stereotypes of themselves as kimono-clad “Orientals.” Lim traces the diverse ways in which these young women sought claim to cultural citizenship, exploring such topics as the nation's first Asian American sorority, Chi Alpha Δ the cultural work of Chinese American actress Anna May Wong; Asian American youth culture and beauty pageants; and the achievement of fame of three foreign-born Asian women in the late 1950s. By wearing poodle skirts, going to the beach, and producing magazines, she argues, they asserted not just their American-ness, but their humanity: a feeling of belonging.

Ray Johnson

Tho Now York Corraspondenco School Mooting for Anna May Wong will bo hold
at tho Now York Cultural Contor , 2 columbus Circlo , Now York 10019 on Juno
3rd from 1 - 3 P . m . Tho role of Anna May Wong will bo playod by Naomi Sims .

Author: Ray Johnson

Publisher: Morris and Helen Belkin Art gallery

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 149

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A comprehensive look at the work of Ray Johnson, the seminal American collage artist whose innovative oeuvre has been ignored by the self-referential mainstream art press. Critical essays investigate Johnson's imagination of mass culture and communication systems, his queer subjectivity and his insightful engagements with art movements of the 1960s including Fluxus, Pop Art and Conceptualism. Discover the rich legacy of an artist the art establishment doesn't want you to know about.

China Doll

The play is based on the life and motion picture career of actress Anna May Wong, but it is not entirely factual.

Author: Elizabeth Wong

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9781583423158

Category: Asian Americans in motion pictures

Page: 87

View: 368

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The China Mystique

Focusing on three women, Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong & Mayling Soong, this book studies the shifting images of China in American culture, particularly during the 1930s & 40s.

Author: Karen J. Leong

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244230

Category: History

Page: 236

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Focusing on three women, Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong & Mayling Soong, this book studies the shifting images of China in American culture, particularly during the 1930s & 40s.

The Tool of the Sea

Anna May Wong was 16years old. Her family was far from supportive of her
obsession with the movies but Anna May always maintained thatshe looked at
her decision practically. "I wasso youngwhen I began that I knew I still had
youthifI failed ...

Author: Jennifer Warner

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1629173851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

View: 654

We remember Hepburn, Monroe, and West. They were the queens of Hollywoods Golden Era. But there's one star that's often left out even though in her time there were few more famous: Anna May Wong. She was a symbol of grace and beauty, but more importantly she broke barriers and became the first Asian American actress to be not just a star, but have international recognition. This book covers the life and times of one of the greatest actresses of all time--from her rise to stardom to her death at 56.

Lives and Letters

In the hundred years or so of pre–Jackie Chan Hollywood, there were only two
genuine Asian stars: Sessue Hayakawa, who thrilled Western ladies in the silent
period in much the same way Valentino did, and Anna May Wong, born to ...

Author: Robert Gottlieb

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429961066

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

View: 101

The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated writers and performers in film, theater, and dance, and some of the more curious iconic public figures of our times. From the world of literature, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Judith Krantz, John Steinbeck, and Rudyard Kipling; the controversies surrounding Bruno Bettelheim and Elia Kazan; and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her editor, Maxwell Perkins. From dance and theater, Isadora Duncan and Margot Fonteyn, Serge Diaghilev and George Balanchine, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. In Hollywood, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, Douglas Fairbanks and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn, Mae West and Anna May Wong. In New York, Diana Vreeland, the Trumps, and Gottlieb's own take on the contretemps that followed his replacing William Shawn at The New Yorker. And so much more . . .