Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Pocket Full of Quarters

I'm on a roll today.  Three posts.  But I couldn't wait on this one.  Anna May Wong has become the first Asian American to be put on U.S. currency.  That's right.  You will now be able to have a whole pocket full of Wong.  I'd say we've come a long way as a country, 

This was the poster for one of her early movies, "Piccadilly."  You can watch it if you have Amazon Prime (link).  

She was later in "Shanghai Express" with Marlene Dietrich.  It is great, great film, but you can't watch it on any streaming platforms in the U.S., so I found it for you.  You can watch it either here (link) or here (link).  

Reverend Mr. Carmichael: Can you tell me what's wrong now?

Mr. Henry Chang: You're in China now, sir, where time and life have no value.

Better, though is Dietrich's line. 

“It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.”

I'm thinking that maybe soon me and my photos will be legit.  Wouldn't THAT be something.  

"It took more than one woman to change my name to. . . ."



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