Anna May Wong: Hollywood's First Asian American Movie Star


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Anna May Wong was a big star in the 1920s and 30s—she almost overshadowed Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. Arizona State University professor Dr. Karen Leong tells why it's time for a new appreciation of Wong, as both a captivating actress and a crusader against racism.

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