The First Chinese-American Hollywood Movie Star, Anna May Wong | Episode 59

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Anna May Wong is considered Hollywood's first Asian American movie star. Despite being forced to portray racist roles in the films Hollywood was peddling at the time, Anna was persistent about pursuing roles that could satiate her desire to play three dimensional Asian characters on the screen, traveling across Europe and China in an effort to find herself and roles she might actually enjoy playing. Anna May Wong was and is an inspiration to some of the best actresses and filmmakers working today, including Lucy Liu, who received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to Anna May Wong's on May 1, 2019, making her the second Asian actor on the Walk.

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Full Buzzfeed article on Anna May Wong: https://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/anna-may-wong-your-new-favorite-star

Great Variety article about Lucy Liu: https://variety.com/2019/tv/features/lucy-liu-elementary-why-women-kill-directing-walk-of-fame-interview-1203198133/

INTRO - 8:26 | Deanna shares some news about the newborn Royal baby and some historical context of the royal family.

9:20 - 50:00 | Hannah Shares our person of the week, Anna May Wong

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