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Lot # 639: 1921 Anna May Wong, "Pioneer Actress Stars in Early Chinese Film" Important Photo

Category: Entertainment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 22 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM

In 1921 Anna May Wong was nothing but a bit part actress in Hollywood with a few credits to her name. In the world of Chinese film however, she was a star for breaking through into the white industry. When a few Chinese businessmen started an "All Chinese" film company, she was naturally set to be the star. While the company did not pan out, the resulting photograph here is the first we have ever seen which shows Anna May Wong and also lists her name! Dated on the back paper caption, this is an important piece of Hollywood history that is being offered here for the first time ever! Issued by Underwood and Underwood and stamped on the back, this is a high grade work of art that is only the second example from this event we have ever seen!

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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