Friday, May 08, 2009
Anna May Wong Must Die! Film Screening + Talk + Music
I'm DJing at this fabulous event on Tuesday 26th May @ The Roxy, Borough High St SE1. 7pm onwards, £4 entry:
Glamour, sex, beauty, fame – Hollywood legend Anna May Wong had it all. She was the most famous Chinese woman in the world during the 1920s and 30s, and yet she struggled to get decent parts while white actors played the juiciest Chinese roles in “yellowface”.
Film critic Jasper Sharp, of the website Midnight Eye, introduces a screening of Piccadilly (1929), her best known British film.
Writer and performer Anna Chen presents an illustrated reorientation of Anna May Wong. Extending her recent BBC Radio 4 profile of the actress, Celestial Star of Piccadilly, Anna reveals how Wong and the Chinese were depicted in films and what they were up against during Yellow Peril fever in this personal appreciation of the world’s first Chinese movie star.
Shanghai sounds from me, Lucky Cat.
Drinks provided by the Akashi Sake Brewery.
Hope to see you there! Facebook event page here.