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Anna May Wong (1905-1961), Actress

Sitter in 31 portraits
Born Wong Liu Tsong in Chinatown, Los Angeles, actress Anna May Wong's 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 Paul Tanqueray
half-plate glass negative, 1933
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Anna May Wong

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

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Anna May Wong

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

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Anna May Wong

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

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Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 1933
NPG Ax39590

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Anna May Wong

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

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Anna May Wong

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

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Harry Gordon Selfridge; Anna May Wong

by Unknown photographer
publicity print, 1937
NPG x126052

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Anna May Wong

by Unknown artist
film publicity still, 1939
NPG x125035

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Anna May Wong

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

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

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1934
NPG D42946