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Anna May Wong

a complete guide to her film, stage, radio, and television work

by Philip Leibfried

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

  • Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-179) and index.

    StatementPhilip Leibfried and Chei Mi Lane.
    ContributionsLane, Chei Mi, 1957-
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.W56 L45 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 179 p. :
    Number of Pages179
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3678910M
    ISBN 100786416335
    LC Control Number2003020314

    Anna May Wong (born Wong Liu Tsong; January 3, – February 3, ) was considered the first Chinese American Hollywood actress.. Quotes []. I was so tired of the parts I had to play. Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain of the piece, and so cruel a villain--murderous, treacherous, a snake in the grass. Anna May Wong overcame Hollywood's practice at the time of casting white actors to play Asian roles and became its first, and a leading, Asian-American movie star in the s through the late s. Daughter of Shanghai was more truly Wong's personal vehicle than any of her other ed by: Harold Hurley (uncredited), Edward .

    Anna May Wong knew she wanted to be a movie star from the time she was a young girl—and by 17 she became one. A third generation Chinese-American, she went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood and Europe. She was one of the few actors to successfully transition from silent to sound cinema, co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn.   Anna May Wong became famous during the silent movie era. Wong grew up just outside Chinatown in Los Angeles, an area that saw increased presence of motion picture production, which would shoot on.

    - Color Portraits - Photos are for your personal use NOT for sale on any site nor are they to be used in any publishing format without my express written permission. All my photos are copyrighted (I own the negs). If I find them on any site for sale, I will have them removed. See more ideas about Anna may, Portrait photo and Anna pins. Song (German: Schmutziges Geld, literally Dirty Money) is a British-German silent drama film directed by Richard Eichberg and starring Anna May Wong, Heinrich George and Mary Kid. It was made at the Babelsberg film's sets were designed by Willi HerrmannMusic by: Paul Dessau.

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Anna May Wong is a fascinating subject, and Hodges is in so many ways an insightful and sympathetic biographer. Yet, his isn't quite the biography its subject deserves. (See Barry Paris' LOUISE BROOKS, (Knopf, New York, ) for an example of a thoroughly riveting, incisive and authoritative account of a film star and one of Wong's contemporaries.)Cited by:   Broadening the analysis from a singular celebrity, Anna May Wong shows how women of color whose careers relied on their visibility and self-fashioning encountered and engaged modernity and its various articulations.

Richly nuanced, this book is elegant and lucid, absorbing and provocative.”Author: Shirley Jennifer Lim. Anna May Wong is the powerful story about one woman’s fight against crushing racism and chauvinism in the era of the s and ’40s.

Wong fought both the major film studios and her own demons for significant screen roles that normally went to white actresses made up to look Asian.5/5(2). In ANNA MAY WONG: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HER FILM, STAGE, RADIO AND TELEVISION WORK authors Philip Leibfried and Chei Mi Lane deliver an authoritative work of solid research and scholarship.

It's a quaintly old-fashioned book. In layout and writing style it could've been published thirty or forty years by: 4. Love Anna May, but this book is a kind of downward spiral of the inevitable decline of old Hollywood movie stars that left me kind of depressed. She was Chinese American, who through talent, looks, and hard work, ended up becoming a glamorous and famous movie star--these two things were a volatile and unrecommended mix during the racist heyday of "yellow peril" Hollywood orientalism/5.

Anna May Wong book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Anna May Wong, born in Los Angeles in to a Chinese family that did not /5. Broadening the analysis from a singular celebrity, Anna May Wong shows how women of color whose careers relied on their visibility and self-fashioning encountered and engaged modernity and its various articulations.

Richly nuanced, this book is elegant and lucid, absorbing and provocative.”Brand: Temple University Press. Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story by Paula Yoo and illustrated by Lin Wang is particularly apt in today’s social political climate as it follows the career of performer Anna May Wong.

It chronicles her career as an actress in Hollywood/5(14). The book “Shining Star the Anna May Wong Story” by Paula Yoo and Lin Wang is a Elementary winner for the Carter G Woodson Award. Anna May Wong was a young girl living in Chinatown Los Angeles during the early ’s.

She worked in her family’s laundry service. Her dream was to be a movie star.4/5. According to the book Perpetually Cool: The Many Lives of Anna May Wong (), per Time, Wong tested multiple times for the role of O-Lan—but was. Anna May Wong was determined to act.

But the only role she could find in Hollywood was that of an exotic, villainous snake. So she fled to Europe - and became a starAuthor: Geoffrey Macnab. Anna May Wong is undoubtedly, one of the most well-known and most popular Chinese-American actresses ever to have graced the silver screen.

Between andshe starred in over 50 movies. She shared equal billing with Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Marlene Dietrich and Werner Oland. Her life, though, is almost the prototypical story of an immigrant's difficult path through assimilation into 3/5(2). Anna May made the most of each limited part.

She worked hard and always gave her best performance. Finally, after years of unfulfilling roles, Anna May began crusading for more meaningful roles for herself and other Asian American actors.

Anna May Wong—the first Chinese American movie star—was a pioneer of the cinema. The True Story Of Anna May Wong From Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood,’ Explained That whole drama with The Good Earth casting was even worse IRL. By Korin Miller. Anna May Wong loved reading, and her favorite subjects spanned a wide range, everything from Asian history and Tzu Lao to William Shakespeare.

She never married but occupied her time with golf, horses, and skiing. Wong smoked, drank too much, and suffered from depression.

“Lim’s innovative book expands the existing archive on Anna May Wong and provides a new analytic framework for materials discussed in other works. Her masterful exploration of modernity and women of color through the central presence of Wong, combined with her creative ways of imagining different experiences, is both engaging and moving.

Anna May Wong wasn't supposed to be in the movies. Her traditionalist laundryman father was dead set against it. And Hollywood almost always used white actors in “yellow face” for Asian characters.

But Wong knew what she wanted. As a young girl growing up in Los Angeles, she saw movies being made on the streets.

[ ]. Here, Anna May Wong was photographed in boxing gear for the British publication, The Tatler. Wong spent in Europe, as she was tired of being typecast to Occupation: Editorial Fellow.

Anna May Wong in Limehouse Causeway - from our story 'London’s Old Chinatown in Limehouse and the ‘Yellow Peril’'. Anna May Wong was the best known Chinese American actress during Hollywood’s golden age, a free spirit and embodiment of the flapper era much like Louise Brooks.

She starred in over fifty movies between andsharing the screen with such luminaries as Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Marlene : Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

Anna May Wong, portrayed in Netflix's 'Hollywood,' made history. Know her story here. The actress was considered the first Asian-American movie star, but she was repeatedly sidelined by the. Anna May Wong was a real Hollywood figure who starred in movies in the ss, including The Thief of Bagdad, Daughter of the Dragon, Shanghai Express, Bombs Over.

Wong's experience is explored in a recent episode of PBS's American Masters. Michelle Krusiec as Anna May Wong and Laura Harrier as Camille Washington in Hollywood. .