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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.65) Three Europe
Anna May Wong

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter discusses Anna May Wong's huge popularity in 1920s and 1930s Europe. She had leading roles in silent films: Song, Piccadilly, Hai-Tang and others. It discusses how citizens of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and elsewhere embraced Anna May Wong as representing Chinese womanhood and beauty. It also details her lively personal life in Europe including dalliance with Marlene Dietrich. At that time, there is limited Chinese presence in European cities.

Keywords:   Piccadilly, German Cinema, Marlene Dietrich, Paris, London, Berlin, Exoticism in Film

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