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Academy Museum offers viewers rare chance to see acting legend Anna May Wong’s movies on the big screen
What is Asian representation in Hollywood? That’s the question the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles was faced with when it decided to host the film series “Beyond the Icon: Anna May Wong.”
From now until Nov. 27, the museum is honoring Anna May Wong — Gemma Chan’s iconic style influence at the Met Gala earlier this year — as the first Chinese American star in Hollywood. The series will feature some of Wong’s greatest works such as “The Toll of the Sea,” in which she landed her first lead role. The film will be shown on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The United States Mint has announced the names of five women who will be featured in the American Women Quarters Program for 2022, and among the list is Anna May Wong.
Why it matters: The new design, which was announced on Wednesday, is part of a four-year program that features designs of women who have made a mark in American history, according to ABC News.
Designer Prabal Gurung reveals story behind Gemma Chan’s Met Gala homage to Anna May Wong
Donning a look inspired by history, time stopped when Gemma Chan walked onto the red carpet of this year’s Met Gala.
The Google Doodle honored the star of a silent movie called “The Toll of the Sea,” which celebrated its 97th anniversary since its release on Wednesday.
That star is Anna May Wong, regarded as the first Asian American movie star.