Anna May Wong: Frosted Yellow Willows

Tue, January 29, 2008 | ACE 2.302, Avaya Auditorium

7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

The Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) hosts director Elaine Mae Woo and her film "Anna May Wong: Frosted Yellow Willows." Discussion will follow screening of the film.

With disarming sensuality and commanding presence, Anna May Wong defined the role of the "Dragon Lady." Narrated by Nancy Kwan, Anna May Wong ~Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times, and Legend is a story about a Chinese American woman who endured many hardships and heartaches to become an international film star. From humble beginnings in a Chinese laundry, she went on to star in pictures such as Technicolorʼs Toll of the Sea (1922), E.A. Dupontʼs Piccadilly (1929) and Josef von Sternbergʼs Shanghai Express (1932) with Marlene Dietrich. Never one to rest on her laurels, Anna would utilize her fame to aid her country and the country of her ancestors during times of war. Her body of work establishes her as a true pioneer of early cinema.

Sponsored by: Center for Women's and Gender Studies

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