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

Author: Anthony B Chan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2007.
Series: Filmmakers series, no. 103.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st pbk. edView 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).  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Anna May Wong; Anna May Wong
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony B Chan
ISBN: 0810847892 9780810847897 0810859092 9780810859098
OCLC Number: 124064890
Description: xvii, 312 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I Living Globally --
1 Los Angeles: A Chinese American Childhood 3 --
2 Hollywood: Film Apprenticeship 27 --
3 Berlin: Speaking Parts 45 --
4 London: Live Stage 55 --
5 The Journey Ends Halfway 69 --
Part II Life's Fundamentals --
6 China 89 --
7 Shanghai Cool 107 --
8 Life's Values 131 --
9 Daoist Butterfly 145 --
Part III Life Is Cinema --
10 "Yellowface," Masks, and Stereotypes 163 --
11 The Toll of the Sea (1922) 191 --
12 The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 207 --
13 Piccadilly (1929) 215 --
14 Shanghai Express (1932) 225 --
15 A Study in Scarlet (1933) 241 --
16 Chu Chin Chow (1934) 247 --
17 Nefarious Plots 257 --
18 Ladies from Chungking and South Chicago 263 --
Milestones 279.
Series Title: Filmmakers series, no. 103.
Responsibility: Anthony B. Chan.

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A biography about Anna May Wong, an Asian American woman who became the country's most famous film actress of Chinese descent. It takes you on a journey through Wong's early years in Los Angeles and  Read more...

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