The Golden Age of Hollywood is iconic in its glamor and history. This was the era where great things were happening on the silver screen for many talented starlets. A starlets rise to stardom strongly depended on the support of a major Hollywood player, and on the social norms of the time.
In this short documentary, I cover the story of Anna May Wong – a talented actress that was mainly given supporting roles by Hollywood.
Time and again outshone the headlining starlet. Time and again she was overlooked for Asian American parts. This was due to Old Hollywood’s ready use of yellowface on screen as well as on the enforcement of miscegenation laws that prevented minorities from forming intimate relationships – both on-screen and in real life.
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