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Collage 2020-03-27 Anna May Wong


Collage 2020-03-27

Anna May Wong: “I was so tired of the parts I had to play. Why is it that the screen Chinese is always the villain? And so crude a villain – murderous, treacherous, a snake in the grass. We are not like that. How could we be, with a civilization that is so many times older than the West?”  – Anna May Wong: 1931 in an interview with journalist Doris Mackie

“It´s a pretty sad situation to be rejected by (the) Chinese because I´m `too American`and by American producers because they prefer other races to act Chinese parts.”

Anna May Wong (born Wong Liu Tsong; January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) was an American actress, considered to be the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star,[1] as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition.[2] Her varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage…

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