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Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words Previous Broadcasts

KQED Life: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 10:00 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.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, May 8, 2015 -- 4:00 AM
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