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Anna May WongFrom Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend$
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Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139637

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.001.0001

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In the Service of the Motherland

In the Service of the Motherland

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(p.159) Six In the Service of the Motherland
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Anna May Wong
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Graham Russell Gao Hodges

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0006

Wong returned from China to United States in 1936 determined to accept only roles with favorable Chinese roles and to support China in resistance to Japanese imperialism. Wong starred in a series of B films depicting her as a doctor, detective, and astrologist. She raised funds for China Relief and frequently appeared in public performances in Los Angeles Chinatown. She bought a home in Santa Monica and modeled it after Chinese village architecture. Wong took over parenting of her younger brother, Richard. She had torrid love affair with Eric Maschwitz who wrote song, These Foolish Things in her honor, and carried on lively correspondence with close friend Carl Van Vechten. Wong strived to maintain film career as she aged and as Hollywood turned away from Asian themes.

Keywords:   B Films, China Relief, Eric Mascwitz, Carl Van Vechten, Santa Monica

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