A standing-room-only audience welcomed Arthur Dong’s newest book Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films on October 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills. The event, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science at their Margaret Herrick Library, was highlighted by a lively conversation with the panelists pictured above, from left: James Hong, Arthur Dong, Nancy Kwan, B.D. Wong, and Lisa Lu. Photo by Alan Duigan, courtesy of A.M.P.A.S. See more event photos here.
Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films has launched to critical acclaim. With over 500 vintage photographs, movie posters, lobby cards and ephemera based on Arthur Dong’s extraordinary collection, this lavish coffee-table book illustrates the myths, misconceptions, and memorable moments of the Chinese in American cinema.
The California LGBT Arts Alliance honored Arthur Dong with its inaugural Trailblazer Award. The organization is a network of over 1,000 artists and 70 non-profit arts organizations working to promote artistic collaborations. Pictured are, from left: executive director Dante Alencastre, Arthur Dong, and founder Greg Day.
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.
Filmmaker Arthur Dong presented the Documentary Student Academy Awards® to honorees during a gala ceremony at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, October 11, 2018. Click here for details and a complete list of winners in all categories. Photos courtesy of AMPAS.
KPFA film critic Reyna Cowan is in discussion with filmmaker Arthur Dong about the Crazy Rich Asians phenomenon: “What does it say about Asian American representation?” CLICK HERE to listen now or to download.
The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California’s annual Golden Spike Awards recognized media producers who tell the Chinese American story through film. Honorees were Arthur Dong (pictured), Felicia Lowe, Renee Tajima-Pena, Pamela Tom, and Visual Communications. The CHSSC is an educational organization whose mission is to discover, preserve, and share the history of Chinese in America.
Filmmaker Arthur Dong was the featured speaker at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. Moderated by Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival programmer Lindy Leong, the director presented and discussed clips from his films.