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27-11-2005
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^ , I really want to see that movie.

Sadly enough the only silnet ones I've been able to find here are Charlie Chaplin ones

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Anna May Wong


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very beautiful pictures of anna may wong on this site. i especially love the yellow dress that cheiby posted and the very last one in sepia showing her in profile. love nazimova and eagles, too.

(i just found out that anna may wong was only 5' 4½" (1.64 m) tall. i always thought she must be at least 5'7'' or something maybe due the way she walked?)

dosviolines, i don't know where you live, but couldn't you order DVDs online or look out for cheap copies on ebay? i'm lucky to live in a city with a good cinema and some cultural institutions specialized in films nearby and many film students living here so even a video store offering non-mainstream movies can hope to survive (and i often use the videos the faculty itself has.) but i know how difficult it would be without that.

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This photo of Anna May Wong is from 1929....I posted more of her in the 1930s Actresses thread....had to spread the loveliness around.

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Anna May Wong
Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie star, was born Wong Liu Tsong on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, CA to laundryman Wong Sam Sing and his wife Lee Gon Toy. A third-generation American, she managed to have a substantial acting career during a deeply racist time when the taboo against miscengenation meant that Caucasian actresses were cast as "Oriental" women in lead parts opposite Caucasian leading men. Even when a role called for playing opposite a Caucasian in Asian drag, Wong was rejected as she did not fit a Caucasian's imagined ideal look for an Asian woman. The discrimination she faced in the domestic industry caused her to go to Europe for work in English and German films.

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Photos from "The Toll of the Sea"....

Her first major role came at the age of 17, the lead in "The Toll of the Sea" (1922). She played Lotus Flower in this adaptation of the opera "Madame Butterfly", which moved the action from Japan to China. "The Toll of the Sea" was the first feature film shot entirely in Technicolor's two-strip color process.


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Her given name Wong Liu Tsong, which she also spelled Wong Lew Song, translates literally as "Second-Daughter Yellow Butterfly," but has been interpreted as "Frosted Yellow Willows." Her family gave her the English-language name Anna May.

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The 170 cm tall (5'7", although other sources cite her height as 5'4 ½") beauty was known to as the world's best-dressed women, and widely considered to have the loveliest hands the cinema.

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Director Marshall Neilan cast the teenage Anna May in a bit part in his film "Dinty" (1920), then gave her her first credited role in the "Hop" sequence of "Bits of Life" (1921), the American movie industry's first anthology film. In "Hop," Wong played Toy Ling, the abused wife of Lon Chaney's character Chin Gow, which the Man of a Thousand Faces played in Chinese drag.

Attached is the photo of Anna with Lon Chaney in "Chinese drag".

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Photos from "The Theif of Bagdad"....

Her big breakthrough after her auspicious start with "The Toll of the Sea" finally came when Douglas Fairbanks cast her in a supporting role as a treacherous Mongol slave in his Middle Eastern/Arabian Nights extravaganza "The Thief of Bagdad" (1924). The $2 million blockbuster production made her known to critics and the movie-going public. For better or worse, a star, albeit of the stereotypical "Dragon Lady" type, was born.

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She spoke both German and French so fluently that critics could hardly believe they were hearing her voice instead of a native actress. During her career, Wong taught herself to speak English, Chinese, French, German, and Italian.

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Candid photo from 1928 with Dietrich and Riefenstahl....

European directors appreciated Wong's unique talents and beauty, and they used her in ways that the stereotype-minded Americans, hemmed in by American prejudice, would not or could not. Moving on to Germany to appear in German films, she became acquainted with German film personalities, including actress Marlene Dietrich and actress/filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. She learned German and French and began to develop a continental European attitude and outlook. In Europe, she was welcomed as a star. According to her biographer Graham Russell Gao Hodges, Wong hobnobbed with "an intellectual elite that included princes, playwrights, artists and photographers who clamored to work with her."

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She made the German film "Schmutziges Geld" (aka "Song" in the UK; or "Show Life" or "Wasted Love") in 1928.

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Wong was cast in E.A. Dupont's silent film "Piccadilly" (UK; 1929) as a maid who is fired from her job at a London nightclub after dancing on top of a table, then rehired as a dancer to infuse the club with exotic glamor.

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