25 West 43rd Street, Room
between 5th & 6th Avenues,
In this hour long documentary, director Yunah Hong tells the story of Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star. Starting out in silent films when she was 17, Anna May Wong went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood, London and Berlin, co-starring with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks. Yet despite being glamorous, talented and cosmopolitan, Anna May Wong spent most of her career typecast either as a painted doll or a scheming dragon lady. Narrated in Wong’s own words by actress Doan Ly, Yunah Hong’s documentary paints a vivid portrait of a Hollywood original. Generous excerpts from Wong’s films, archival photographs and interviews enhance this richly detailed picture of a woman and her times.