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Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Sat, May 3, 2014 -- 6:00 PM

Anna May Wong was the first Chinese-American movie star. She started out in silent films when she was 17 and went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood, London and Berlin, co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks. She was glamorous, talented and cosmopolitan. Yet she spent most of her career typecast either as a painted doll or a scheming dragon lady. Filmmaker Yunah Hong paints a vivid portrait of a Hollywood original, narrated in Wong's own words by actress Doan Ly. Generous excerpts from Wong's films, archival photographs and interviews enhance this richly detailed picture of a woman and her times.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 12, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 11, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Sat, May 3, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
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