Arthur Dong’s newest book Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films is set to launch. Filled with more than 500 stunning, vintage photographs, movie posters, lobby cards and ephemera based on the author’s extraordinary collection, this lavish coffee-table book’s richly illustrated pages show the myths, misconceptions, and memorable moments of the Chinese in American cinema. Dong’s narrative is enhanced by interviews with Hollywood actors, directors, and producers, including Ang Lee, Nancy Kwan, Justin Lin, James Hong, Joan Chen, Wayne Wang, B.D. Wong and David Henry Hwang, and writer Amy Tan. Click HERE for events with the author in-person. Pre-orders now taken at Angel City Press.
News Archive - 2019
Hollywood Chinese at the Formosa offers a nostalgic, yet thought-provoking look into cinema’s fascination with the Chinese. Commissioned by the iconic Formosa Cafe, the exhibit highlights photos and lobby cards from Arthur Dong’s collection of movie memorabilia depicting the Chinese in American feature films. Opens June 28, 2019. Photo: Sue Hwang, LA Conservancy/1933 Group.
We’ve signed with Angel City Press to publish our new book Hollywood Chinese! Since 1992, ACP has put out beautiful, iconic books about LA and Hollywood – pictured above are just a few – it’s going to be a thrill to join them soon. Click here for a sneak peek.
A new collection of 2k and 4k film restorations shines a light on the contributions of women filmmakers in early cinema. The six-disc set includes Marion Wong’s 1917 film The Curse of Quon Gwon, the earliest known film directed by an Asian American. A companion booklet features an essay about Arthur Dong’s discovery of the groundbreaking film during the research for his Hollywood Chinese documentary. Info here.