Nov 2, 2022

Watching Classic Movies Podcast: Talking the Anna May Wong Quarter and The Trailblazing Star's Legacy with Author Paula Yoo

My guest, Paula Yoo is a screenwriter, producer, violinist and author of several books for young readers including the gorgeous picture book Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story, with illustrations by Lin Wang. We talked about the significance of the new quarter featuring Wong, the first Asian American to be on US currency, her difficult, but fruitful career as a movie actress and how her story relates to the challenges we face as a society today. 

Films discussed: 
Picadilly (1929) 
The Toll of the Sea (1922) 

Other recommended films featuring Anna May Wong: 
Drifting (1923) 
The Thief of Bagdad (1924) 
Shanghai Express (1932) 
A Study in Scarlet (1933) 
Dangerous to Know (1938) 
Lady from Chungking (1942) 

Watching Classic Movies Reels featuring Asian American stars from Classic Hollywood: 

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