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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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Seeking Stardom

Seeking Stardom

(p.27) Two Seeking Stardom
Anna May Wong

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter covers Wong's rise to Hollywood stardom while hampered by yellow face competition and rules against mixed race romance on screen. It discusses her flapper persona, mixed race romances and struggles conservative family life. It discusses her stardom in Toll of the Sea, Thief of Bagdad and Peter Pan with Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Betty Bronson. It also shows her frustrations with film parts and determination to seek fuller life and career in Europe

Keywords:   Thief of Bagdad, Toll of the Sea, Flapper, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr, Miscegenation and Film

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