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Nitrate Treasures: Daughter of Shanghai

September 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Free

Introduction by Sean Metzger, Associate Dean, Faculty and Students, and Professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Daughter of Shanghai, U.S., 1937

Created as a star vehicle for Anna May Wong, the Los Angeles-born daughter of a Chinese immigrant family and the first Asian American female star in Hollywood, Paramount teamed her up with sympathetic French émigré director Robert Florey and high school friend/on-screen love interest Philip Ahn as the first Asian G-man depicted on screen. Together, they elevate this B-movie thriller to another level, with two Asian American lead characters in an era of accepted yellowface where white actors often played Asian characters, and, as a fresh departure, a plot centered around the villainy of its white characters.

Details

Date:
September 18
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2022/09/18/daughter-of-shanghai

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater