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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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(p.1) One Childhood
Anna May Wong

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter details Wong's childhood in second generation Chinese American family. Her father travelled across the Pacific Ocean and established their family in China. It discusses Wong's parents background, work, family life and her schooling. It shows how Wong became enrapture in Silent Era film and eagerly sought extra roles, then gradually moved into larger parts, though always limited by race. It also shows her collaboration with leading actors, Lon Chaney, and her struggles with father, as well as her early romantic liaisons with older men.

Keywords:   Chinese American, Silent Era Film, Second Generation

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