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Perpetually cool : the many lives of Anna May Wong (1905-1961)

Author: Anthony B Chan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2003.
Series: Filmmakers series, no. 103.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"No Asian American female star before or after her has ever equaled Anna May Wong's prolific career in radio, stage, television, and film." "Born in 1905 under the Chinese name Wong Liu Tsong (Frosted Yellow Willow), Anna May Wong grew up in Los Angeles during a time of social and political ferment. Before she reached the age of eighteen, she was starring in the first Technicolor feature, The Toll of the Sea (1922).
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chan, Anthony B.
Perpetually cool.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)603867501
Named Person: Anna May Wong; Anna May Wong; Anna May Wong
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony B Chan
ISBN: 0810847892 9780810847897
OCLC Number: 52079602
Description: xvii, 312 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
--
Part I. Living globally --
1. Los Angeles : a Chinese American Childhood --
2. Hollywood : film apprenticeship --
3. Berlin : speaking parts --
4. London : live stage --
5. The journey ends halfway --
--
Part II. Life's fundamentals --
6. China --
7. Shanghai cool --
8. Life's values --
9. Daoist butterfly --
--
Part III. Life is cinema --
10. "Yellowface", masks and stereotypes --
11. The toll of the sea (1922) --
12. The thief of Baghdad (1924) --
13. Piccadilly (1929) --
14. Shanghai Express (1932) --
15. A study in scarlet (1933) --
16. Chu Chin Chow (1934) --
17. Nefarious plots --
18. Ladies from Chungking and South Chicago --
--
Afterword --
Milestones --
Filmography --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Filmmakers series, no. 103.
Responsibility: Anthony B. Chan.
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This full-length biography about the life and times of Anna May Wong, America's most famous film actress of Chinese heritage, is told from the view of an experienced scholar, writer, and filmmaker.  Read more...

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It [is] most interesting when instructing us on how early Chinese-American immigrants made their way and on the legal and social restraints under which they lived.--Robert Gottlieb "The New York Read more...

 
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