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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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Ax160193

Anna May Wong

by Atelier Gudenberg, published by Ross Verlag
hand-coloured bromide postcard print, 1920s
NPG Ax160193

x134423

Anna May Wong

by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
hand-coloured postcard print, 1926
NPG x134423

x160611

Anna May Wong

by Atelier Jacobi
bromide postcard print, late 1920s
NPG x160611

x180036

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1929
NPG x180036

x180042

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
whole-plate glass negative, 1929
NPG x180042

x25986

Anna May Wong

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1929
NPG x25986

x32924

Anna May Wong

by Fred Daniels
vintage bromide print on red card mount, 1929
NPG x32924

x126211

Anna May Wong

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1929-1933
NPG x126211

x44636

Anna May Wong

by Dorothy Wilding, hand-coloured by Beatrice Johnson
hand-coloured bromide print, 1929
NPG x44636

x26341

Anna May Wong

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on card mount, 1929
NPG x26341

x126767

Anna May Wong

by Madame d'Ora (Dora Philippine Kallmus)
cream-toned postcard print, circa 1929
NPG x126767

x126862

Anna May Wong

by Dudley James Glanfield
modern bromide print from original negative, 25 April 1929
NPG x126862

x126863

Anna May Wong

by Dudley James Glanfield
modern bromide print from original negative, 25 April 1929
NPG x126863

x126864

Anna May Wong

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

x180259

Anna May Wong

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

x180257

Anna May Wong

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

x180241

Anna May Wong

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

x180258

Anna May Wong

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

x180256

Anna May Wong

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

Ax39590

Anna May Wong

by Francis Goodman
bromide print, 1933
NPG Ax39590