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Anna May Wong (1905-1961), Actress

Sitter in 27 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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x68812

Anna May Wong

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

x68811

Anna May Wong

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

x126052

Harry Gordon Selfridge; Anna May Wong

by Unknown photographer
publicity print, 1937
NPG x126052

x125035

Anna May Wong

by Unknown artist
film publicity still, 1939
NPG x125035

x137073

Anna May Wong

by Ruth Harriet Louise (Ruth Goldstein)
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 25 July 1928
NPG x137073

x27480

Anna May Wong

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

D42946

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

by Unknown artist
hand-coloured lithograph, 1934
NPG D42946