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Seeking Stardom

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789888139637
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9789882208698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0002
Seeking Stardom

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This chapter covers Wong's rise to Hollywood stardom while hampered by yellow face competition and rules against mixed race romance on screen. It discusses her flapper persona, mixed race romances and struggles conservative family life. It discusses her stardom in Toll of the Sea, Thief of Bagdad and Peter Pan with Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Betty Bronson. It also shows her frustrations with film parts and determination to seek fuller life and career in Europe

Keywords: Thief of Bagdad; Toll of the Sea; Flapper; Douglas Fairbanks, Sr; Miscegenation and Film

Chapter.  16005 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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