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This weekend I finally started a biography on Anna entitled "Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend". It's very good and I'm learning so much. I'll try to remember to bring it to work, so I can get a few of the facts straight (i.e., it mentioned specifically what party the above photos with Marlene Dietrich were taken...and apparently there's another photo where Anna is pouring a drink down Marlene's throat!) One thing I learned was that from her first movies, weather her starring role in "The Toll of the Sea" or her bit parts in other early movies, she had an intense intrest from the public and already had fans worldwide. The sad part was that many a time she would be put in a movie, and they would advertise that she was in the movie, but then she would have a very small role. One that they mentioned was "Fifth Avenue" in 1926 (photo below). (The book is very sad in this way - despite her immense talent and the strong public intrest, she was still constantly regulated to bit parts, stereotypes, and the tragic ending).

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Before she had her signature bob, she had lovely long hair. These photos range from 1927 to 1929. The one where she's looking down with her arms crossed was taken by famed photographer Ruth Harriet Louise.

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Oh, I also learned that the coat that she is wearing here was her favorite item of clothing. She made it from her father's wedding coat!

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I love this thread! very interesting.

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Luxury's Lap you are a star! million karmas to you!

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Anna's next movie after 1931's Daughter of the Dragon was 1932's Shanghai Express....with co-star Marlene Dietrich

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Program and poster for Shanghai Express...

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It's so sad how forgotten Anna is, but sadly I think without Shanghai Express, she would have been even more forgotten...

Portraits for Shanghai Express...

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Scenes from Shanghai Express...

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Tobacco cards from Shanghai Express....(sorry they're not very high quality...but I like showing things like this and her magazine covers, to show how popular she was )

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Anna on the set of Shanghai Express....

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And then I think this photo was also for Shanghai Express (since she has the same fierce bangs, but the smiling makes me think it's not for this movie).

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Wow, I am very proud of her!!

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Luxury's Lap gorgeous pics


I just found these two... hope not repost

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