Chinese in Hollywood

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Hollywood has long exerted an international influence on the global imagination. In the first half of the 20th century, Chinese American actors who aspired to a career in Hollywood found their opportunities limited to roles that propagated Asian stereotypes. Meanwhile, many Chinese roles were given to non-Asian actors playing yellowface. It has been a long, hard road for Chinese in Hollywood who have striven to build meaningful careers behind and in front of the camera. This book focuses on the contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans to the film and television industries as well as those who lived and worked in the Hollywood area. Vintage photographs celebrate pioneers such as Anna May Wong, Tyrus Wong, Milton Quon, James Wong Howe, and many more. From the silent film era to the present, the history of Chinese in Hollywood will surpass 100 years.
ISBN: 9780738599731
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Over 200 images from studio and local archives, private collections, the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC), and author Jenny Cho chronicle the journey of Chinese in Hollywood. Cho is a board member of the CHSSC and the author of two previous Arcadia titles: Chinatown in Los Angeles (2009) and Chinatown and China City in Los Angeles (2011).
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