(FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges

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Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend Characters ↠ 100 Prejudice she faced as an Asian American actress and her long and successful career Reprint. This is a difficult review The content of the book is uite good well worth the time investment for the person who is curious to learn about Anna May Wong Also the writer has studied Chinese culture and traditions that were typical during her lifetime so there are insights into the societal influences and the power of their impact My difficulty comes with the writing style which is not inspired or intriguing There is freuent speculation as to how Anna May Wong likely felt without documentation there are freuent repetitions of points already made as if the document had not been reread for editing purposes and there are seeming inconsistencies of perspective Let me give an illustration of what I mean by that last point The writer makes freuent reference to the Western perception of Orientalism This was an inaccurate view not unlike foreign perceptions in the 30 s and 40 s that most people from Chicago were gangsters The book repeatedly mentions how Anna May and many Chinese were disturbed by the unflattering portrait of the Chinese people shown in American films Anna May Wong was in her share of these The writer calls out shows that were particularly egregious then withholds criticism about one of Anna May s most successful films DAUGHTER OF THE DRAGON in which she plays the vengeance filled daughter of Fu Manchu There are still many gaps in the details of her life and a great deal of speculation especially regarding her sex life since she never married and was seen in the company of some famous notorious folks The Reader will not find definitive answers here due to the paucity of information and the lack of cooperation from the direct surviving family member Even so this book is meticulously researched and provides excellent insight into her life that will certainly enhance my viewing of her films It is difficult to imagine the mental adversity that she had to survive Being born in America she was seen as being an undesirable foreigner and she was subject to many restrictive laws and mandates In China she was seen as unworthy and unpatriotic because she did not speak Mandarin although she latter learned a conversational version and her films portrayed an undesirable stereotype of Chinese life She was also turned down for some film roles because she didn t conform to what the studios saw as Chinese All of these things took their toll My own perception of Anna May Wong had come from her performances in film Some roles were exceptional such as in PICCADILLY However even in very minor roles that I ve seen especially playing servants she never simply walked through a performance She took the time to find some characteristics that made her performance stand out Unlike Louise Brooks and Clara Bow who gave honest reactions onscreen Anna May had obviously studied the heart of her character closely before the cameras rolled So although I have concerns I must also recommend this book for anyone with a serious interest in learning about Anna May Wong She was fascinating

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Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend Characters ↠ 100 A definitive portrait of Anna May Wong Hollywood's first Chinese American actress describes. Love Anna May but this book is a kind of downward spiral of the inevitable decline of old Hollywood movie stars that left me kind of depressed She was Chinese American who through talent looks and hard work ended up becoming a glamorous and famous movie star these two things were a volatile and unrecommended mix during the racist heyday of yellow peril Hollywood orientalism So she ended up admittedly like many stars that bridged the silent and sound eras an alcoholic who saw all the work dry up in her later years because she had both age and race working against her She died of alcoholism induced liver disease in her 50s It s sad And it is suggested in the book that she died of heartbreak both from the racism of the industry that refused her roles in favor of white actresses in yellowface and also by the devil may care white older men who took advantage of her adventuresome spirit and the fact that interracial marriage during the 1930s would cost her her career Damn that s haunting The book itself is pretty good fairly well written and well researched but I would have wanted a bit analysis and introspection perhaps that is where history and cultural studies diverge Someone needs to make a major motion picture about Anna May it may already be happening There is so much here parties exotic sets sex drugs Walter Benjamin Berlin London Paris and Shanghai But since we are still suffering from the same shit Asian American actresses in major ghettoes I don t know if it will ever be unless it is a Chinese production Ang Lee But the conservative Chinese government notoriously hated Anna May what a shame

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Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend Characters ↠ 100 Her childhood as the daughter of a laundryman her early roles in film the discrimination and. I found this book helpful because it provided context to Anna May Wong s life and career


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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges Love Anna May but this book is a kind of downward spiral of the inevitable decline of old Hollywood movie stars that left me kind of depressed She was Chinese American who through talent looks and hard work ended up becoming a glamorous and famous movie star these two things were a volatile and unrecommended mi

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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges A few years ago I watched a film on the life of Anna May Wong with an actor portrayal And even though I do not like reenactments the actress did a fine job conveying Ms Wong’s words and I learned about the star than I di

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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges Read â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Graham Russell Gao Hodges I was glad to have been able to find out a little about Anna May Wong one of the first Asian actors certainly the first Chinese American actor to have become a star in Hollywood The uestion I had after reading the book was

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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges I found this book helpful because it provided context to Anna May Wong's life and career

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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges This is a difficult review The content of the book is uite good well worth the time investment for the person who is curious to learn about Anna May Wong Also the writer has studied Chinese culture and traditions that were typical during her lifetime so there are insights into the societal influences and the powe

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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges Don’t be misled by the tabloid nature of the title Hodges’ biography is a meticulously researched and carefully constructed account of one of early cinema’s most notable icons You could be forgiven for not knowing the work of Anna May Wong as nearly half of the sixty one films she made were silent and thos

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    (FREE) [Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend] By Graham Russell Gao Hodges Anna May Wong was a really interesting figure in early Hollywood and her legacy is complicated Unfortunately Hodges' biography doesn't grasp a lot of the complexity He's best when talking about race in the early twentieth century and weakest when talking about personalities A biography should probably be the other way arou

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  • Paperback
  • 284
  • Anna May Wong From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend
  • Graham Russell Gao Hodges
  • English
  • 06 October 2020
  • 9781403967909