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Anna May Wong. by GermanCityGirl Anna May Wong. by GermanCityGirl
Anna May Wong was the first Chinese-American movie star. Her career was limited by American anti-miscegenation laws that prevented her from sharing an on-screen kiss with any Caucasian actor in "yellowface".

These inane laws hampered her from becoming a leading lady and we'll never know the breadth of her talent because of the colour of her skin.

She placed the first rivet into the structure of Grauman's Chinese Theatre at the groundbreaking ceremony but was not invited to leave her hand prints and foot prints in cement.
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principalton Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
You unburied a lost memory, Thankyou! She is a marvelous Chinese female!
And she remind me of the 1930's Shanghai and Hollywood- a beautiful illusion.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome. She was absolutely stunning and as an Asian-American, I wanted to share her story with anyone who was curious.
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principalton Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
That's a great idea! I live in Shanghai and the film industry of the city was in full flourish and followed closely Hollywood from about 1910 to 1950. I bet lots of people at that time knew Anna Wong very well. But now hardly anyone mention her. What a pity!
Her life in US must be very hard and legendary.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, there's many people who don't know who she is, which is a shame.
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principalton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Maybe China will take her for pride soon I think. And in US it will take some time for most people to recollect the history. But I'm sure things will change soon if we keep on spreading:)
However, Your South Park style DA ID is very cool and cute.:D
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree with you. And thank you very much for the compliment on my dA ID :)
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Annalaiane Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
That's horrible. I've only heard a little about her but now I want to know more.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Click on the links provided in the description :)
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Annalaiane Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I did! I need to rent me some of these movies.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool!
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