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dedicated to Anna May Wong 1932 photo by Carl Van Vechten

Today She Took A Train To The West
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For the collage of "dedicated to Anna May Wong 1932 photo by Carl Van Vechten", the original photographies you can find here, there and everwhere.

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Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American movie star. She was called as C.C.C., which meant Curious Chinese Child. Anna May Won's Star you can find on Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
In 1932, Carl Van Vechten took some impressive her portraits.
[photos from left to right : Anna May Wong's Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame and the painting "Portrait Of Carl Van Vechten" 1922 by Florine Stettheimer]

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In 1932, Anna May Wong acted as Hui Fei staring with Marlene Dietrich acted as Shanghai Lily for the movie "Shanghai Express" 1932 directed by Josef von Sternberg.
[photos from left to right : the poster and one of the still photos from the movie "Shanghai Express" 1932 directed by Josef von Sternberg]

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Anna May Wong acted as Hui Fei in the movie "Shanghai Express" 1932 directed by Josef von Sternberg was the subject of the poem "No One Ever Tried to Kiss Anna May Wong" 1989 written by John Yau.
And the poem "The Death of Anna May Wong" 1971 was also written by Jessica Hagedorn.
[photos from left to right : the first edditon of the collection of poems "Radiant Silhouette: New and Selected Work, 1974-1988"for the poem " No One Ever Tried to Kiss Anna May Wong" 1989 written by John Yau and the anthology "The Heath Anthology Of American Literature" Fifth Edition by Paul Lauter including the poem "The Death of Anna May Wong" 1971 written by Jessica Hagedorn]

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In the movie "M. Butterfly" 1993 directed by David Cronenberg, John Lone acted as Song Liling was subjected by the images from Anna May Wong.
[photos from left to right : the poster and one of the still photos from the movie "M. Butterfly" 1993 directed by David Cronenberg]

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The book "China Doll, The Imagined Life Of An American Actress" 1993 written by Elizabeth Wong was subjected by the images from Anna May Wong.

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For 100th birthday anniversary of Anna May Wong, her biography "Perpetually Cool : The Many Lives Of Anna May Wong (1905–1961)" 2003 written by Anthony B. Chan was published.
In next year, her biography "Anna May Wong : A Complete Guide To Her Film, Stage, Radio And Television Work" 2004 written by Philip Leibfried and Chei Mi Lane and her biography "Anna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter To Hollywood Legend" 2004 written by Graham Russell Hodges were published.
[photos from left to right : the book "Perpetually Cool : The Many Lives Of Anna May Wong (1905–1961)" 2003 written by Anthony B. Chan, the book "Anna May Wong : A Complete Guide To Her Film, Stage, Radio And Television Work" 2004 written by Philip Leibfried and Chei Mi Lane and the book "Anna May Wong : From Laundryman's Daughter To Hollywood Legend" 2004 written by Graham Russell Hodges]

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In 2009, illustrated biography for children "Shining Star : The Anna May Wong Story" written by Paul Yoo and illustrated by Lin Wang was published.

At The Museum Of Modern Art in New York City, the retrospective exhibition of her life and career "Anna May Wong : From Laundryman’s Daughter To Hollywood Legend"2004 was held [Sorry, I couldn't find any images].

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On the other hand, in 1931, Carl Van Vechten was introduced to Mark Lutz by Hunter Stagg in New York. And Mark Lutz was a model for some of Carl Van Vechten's earliest experiments with photography.
Between 1922 and 1930 Alfred A. Knopf published seven novels written by Carl Van Vechten, starting with "Peter Whiffle : His Life And Works" 1922 and "Parties"1930.
[photos from left to right : "Mark Lutz Photo By Carl Van Vechten" and "Alfred A. Knopf Poto By Carl Van Vechten"]

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And there are some portraits photo by Carl Van Vechten in 1932.
[photos from left to right : "Frida Kahlo Wearing A Huipil And Balancing A Gourd" 1932, "Portrait Of Dorothy Gish" 1932 and "Portrait photograph Of Clare Boothe Luce" 1932 photo by Carl Van Vechten]

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