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Anna May Wong (1905-1961), Actress

Sitter in 33 portraits
Born Wong Liu Tsong in Chinatown, Los Angeles, Wong was the first Chinese American film star and enjoyed a long, varied and international career. Her first lead role was in the early Technicolor feature The Toll of the Sea (1922). Following performances in Douglas Fairbanks's The Thief of Bagdad (1923) and various 1920s mystery films, Wong travelled to Europe in 1929. While in England, Wong also co-starred with Laurence Olivier on stage in Circle of Chalk (1929). Wong's most celebrated role was appearing with Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternberg's Shanghai Express (1932).

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Anna May Wong

by Dudley Glanfield
modern bromide print from original negative, 25 April 1929
NPG x126864


Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1933
NPG x180259


Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1933
NPG x180257


Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1933
NPG x180241


Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1933
NPG x180258


Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1933
NPG x180256


Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 1933
NPG Ax39590


Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
half-plate film copy negative, 1933
NPG x68812


Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
5 x 4 inch film negative, 1933
NPG x68811


Harry Gordon Selfridge; Anna May Wong

by Unknown photographer
publicity print, 1937
NPG x126052


Anna May Wong

by Unknown artist
film publicity still, 1939
NPG x125035


Anna May Wong

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1929
NPG x27480


Lithograph souvenir of Anna May Wong's 1933/4 European tour

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1934
NPG D42946

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