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Book Review: A Novel Inspired by a Photo of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 12, 2020

Delayed Rays of a Star Amanda Lee Koe Penguin Random House, 2019 I was surprised to learn that Delayed Rays of a Star is Amanda Lee Koe’s debut novel. It is the kind of serenely self-assured, wise work you would expect from a long-established author. I understand the temptation to use the vib read more

Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Starring Anna May Wong and Philip Ahn

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 14, 2019

No, this isn’t an alternate universe. There really was a film from the 1930s starring both Anna May Wong and Phillip Ahn. They’re not just supporting players or bit parts to fill in a few stereotypical roles, either, but actual leads. More amazing still, they both speak English without read more

TCM Trailblazing Women: Anna May Wong

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Oct 16, 2016

  Turner Classic Movies Trailblazing Women in Film Breaking Barriers: Anna May Wong Continuing on the success of last year’s programming, Turner Classic Movies will once again host the series Trailblazing Women of Hollywood, celebrating the actresses who have made a difference. Airing eve read more

A Study in Scarlet (1933) – with Reginald Owen and Anna May Wong

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jul 28, 2016

Share This! “My interest is to bring the criminal to justice.” — Sherlock Holmes (Owen) A Study in Scarlet came almost in the middle of Arthur Wontner’s five British Sherlock Holmes films, and would be the last American film about the detective until the first of the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce read more

China’s Upcoming Anna May Wong Biopic–The Controversy

Backlots Posted by Lara on Aug 10, 2014

In late July, Shanghai-based film production company Fundamental Films announced that a biopic of legendary Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong is in the works, slated for release in China within the next few years. This announcement has generated a lot of attention within the film community, w read more


Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Mar 2, 2010

Anna May Wong was working at Hollywood's Ville de Paris department store when Metro Pictures needed 300 girl extras to perform in the film The Red Lantern (1919). Without her father's knowledge, a friend of his with movie connections helped Anna May land a role as an extra carrying a lantern.By the read more