Anna May Wong was a third generation Chinese American, who went on to make dozens of films in Hollywood and Europe. She was glamorous, talented and cosmopolitan, yet she spent most of her career typecast either as a painted doll or a scheming dragon lady. For years, older generations of Chinese- Americans frowned upon the types of roles she played; but today a younger generation of Asian Americans sees her as a pioneering artist. Wong's career is traced, exploring the impact Wong had on images of Asian American women in Hollywood, both then and now.
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