Blog Posts - Anna May Wong

Another chance to hear Anna May Wong: A Celestial Star in Piccadilly on BBC Radio 4 Extra and iPlayer

Anna May Wong: a celestial star in Piccadilly, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 06:30 & 13:30 Wednesday 16th March 2016. Written & presented by Anna ChenI had the great pleasure to make my programme on Anna May Wong, Hollywood's first Chinese screen legend...
by Madam Miaow Says on Mar 15, 2016

Anna May Wong Must Die! in China: Anna Chen's radio interview on Studio Plus

Here is a radio interview I gave in Beijing when I did my Anna May Wong Must Die! talk for the China-based Bookworm Literary Festival in 2015.Anna Chen: A Voice to Conjoin Britain with China2015-09-30 10:17:08 Web Editor: Li Sh...
by Madam Miaow Says on Feb 16, 2016

More or Less Asian? Stereotypes in Literature: talk at Asia House 12th Nov 2014

The cuddly liberal Guardian thought this illustration was OK.The original photo of the squirrel before the Guardian's Goebbels squad got on the job.I'm on a panel next Wednesday at Asia House for a debate — More or Less Asian? — alongside actor a...
by Madam Miaow Says on Nov 6, 2014

Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star

Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned both silent and sound film, television, stage, and radio. Born near the Chinatown neig...
by Our Classic Past on Mar 18, 2014

The Life & Crimes of Anna May Wong on Madam Miaow, Resonance FM, 5pm today

Later today on Madam Miaow's Culture Lounge, Resonance 104.4FM, listen to "The Life and Crimes of Anna May Wong", the story of Hollywood's first Chinese screen legend. 5-6pm. Presented by Anna Chen from her one-woman show, Anna May Wong Must Die! Wit...
by Madam Miaow Says on Mar 17, 2014

Vintage Look Book: The 1920s Chinese Trend

Kung hei fat choy! Happy Chinese new year! Today marks the start of the new Chinese Year of the Horse, and to celebrate I thought I’d share a fabulous vintage outfit inspired by the first Chinese-American movie star of the 1920s: Anna May Wong.
by We Heart Vintage on Jan 31, 2014

VIDEO Anna Chen sings at The Steampunk Opium Wars

I'm keeping them coming. Here's another video from the show at the National Maritime Museum on the 16th February, this time of me singing Anna May Wong Must Die! at The Steampunk Opium Wars. With Charles Shaar Murray on Guitar and Marc Jefferies on b...
by Madam Miaow Says on Feb 26, 2012

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