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she's not the most pretty or beautiful chinese woman
but i love her aura...that sense of mystery and allure

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Beautiful.

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she's not the most pretty or beautiful chinese woman
That's funny you should mention that....In 1937, Wong appeared on the cover of Look magazine's second issue, which labeled her "The World's Most Beautiful Chinese Girl" (I've been trying to find a pic of this). Ironically, that same year, Wong was rejected for the both the lead role and supporting role in "The Good Earth" because she (and other ethnic Chinese that auditioned) didn't fit the casting agent's concept of what Chinese people should look like. Two Austrian women, Luise Rainer and Tilly Losch, got the jobs instead (and I think Rainer won an Oscar for her role).

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I think I found a picture of her cover from Look magazine. I think they could have used a better picture. Also, more of her magazine covers...

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Here's the movie poster from "Piccadilly"...

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Her first talkie was 1930's "The Flame of Love," also known as "Hai-Tang". In a time before dubbing, when different versions of a single film were filmed in different languages, Wong played in the English, French, and German versions of the movie.

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A feathered photo shoot...

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Anna as a blonde vs. Myrna Loy in "Asian drag" for her lead role in "The Crimson City" (1928)

Despite her WASP looks and red hair, Loy in Chinese drag had become a major "Oriental" star in American flicks desiring an exotic element. This indignity may have been what pushed Wong to seek her future elsewhere other than Hollywood.


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Great thread!

Here are two images of Anna. The first one is from "Dangerous To Know" (1938)


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i love this thread! does anyone know what happened to her?

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thank you so much for this thread Anna May is a favorite of mine.
I live very near to LA's Chinatown district where she grew up.
Of note, on Hollywood blvd. at the start of the Walk of Fame is an art deco themed silver "gazebo" type structure with 4 classic Hollywood actresses represented. Amongst them are Mae West, Delores del Rio, Dorothy Dandridge and Anna May Wong. I was just right there the other night as a dance club I go to is right there...I always make it a practice to touch Anna as I pass and say "Hi":p
Here are pictures of that:


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I happen to own the dvd of "Piccadilly" which I LOVE!
If you haven't seen it, see it now.
I also wrote about Anna May a month or so ago on my blog with a bunch of pictures and a review of that movie and some pictures not on here yet- here is the direct link to that:
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Oh that's fantastic, Orchide! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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i love this thread! does anyone know what happened to her?
Here's what I found on imdb.com:

Her career in motion pictures was virtually finished after the war. Wong got her own TV show in 1951, "The Gallery of Madame Liu Tsong" on the Dumont Network, playing a Chinese detective in a role written expressly for her, a character who was even given her real Chinese name. The half-hour program, which ran weekly from August 27th to November 21, 1951, was the first TV show to star an Asian-American. She was poised to make a comeback as a character actress on the big screen toward the end of her life, having appeared as Lana Turner's maid in Ross Hunter's sudsy potboiler "Portrait in Black" (1960). She was cast in the role of Madame Liang in the movie version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway musical "Flower Drum Song," but before shooting could begin, she passed away. Anna May Wong died of a massive heart attack on February 3, 1961, in Santa Monica, California after a long struggle against Laennec's cirrhosis, a disease of the liver. She was 56 years old.

Anna May Wong loved reading, and her favorite subjects spanned a wide range, everything from Asian history and Lao Tzu to Shakespeare. She never married, but occupied her time with golf, horses, and skiing. Wong smoked, drank too much, and suffered from depression. Wong's personal relationships typically were with older Caucasian men, but California law forbade marriage between Asians and Caucasians until 1948. One of her white lovers offered to marry her in Mexico, but their intentions became known and he backed off when his Hollywood career was jeopardized. Wong mused about marrying a Chinese man at times, but the Chinese culture held actresses to be on par with prostitutes, which made her suspect marriage material. She was afraid that the mores of her culture likely meant that marrying a Chinese would force her to quit her career and be an obedient wife.

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I have a lot more photos, but I was just so bad about reposting on the first page that I wanted to take the time to get organized before I posted more.

Dramatic posing....

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