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TWU to show documentary on Anna May Wong Nov. 15


DENTON – Texas Woman’s University will show the documentary “Anna May Wong – Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times, and Legend” Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The movie will be shown at 2:30 p.m. in room 301 of the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT). The event is free and open to the public. For a map of the campus, visit For more information, contact Dr. Sara Fanning, TWU assistant professor of history and government, at (940) 898-2143 or

The documentary tells the story of Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong (1905-1961), an international star of film, stage and television. From humble beginnings in a Chinese laundry, she went on to star in pictures such as Technicolor’s Toll of the Sea (1922), E.A. Dupont’s Piccadilly (1929) and Josef von Sternberg’s Shanghai Express (1932) with Marlene Dietrich. Acclaimed Asian filmmaker Elaine Mae Woo directs the film. For more information on the documentary, visit

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