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Europe

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/9789888139637.003.0003
Europe

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This chapter discusses Anna May Wong's huge popularity in 1920s and 1930s Europe. She had leading roles in silent films: Song, Piccadilly, Hai-Tang and others. It discusses how citizens of London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and elsewhere embraced Anna May Wong as representing Chinese womanhood and beauty. It also details her lively personal life in Europe including dalliance with Marlene Dietrich. At that time, there is limited Chinese presence in European cities.

Keywords: Piccadilly; German Cinema; Marlene Dietrich; Paris; London; Berlin; Exoticism in Film

Chapter.  14277 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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