ANNA MAY WONG : FIRST CHINESE AMERICAN MOVIE STAR : FLAPPER : ANTI ASIAN BIAS

This vintage real photo postcard features the first Chinese American movie star, Anna May Wong (1905-1961). She had diverse performing experiences including silent film, sound film, stage, television and radio. Among her honors is that she will be depicted on the reverse of quarters as part of the “American Woman Quarter Series”. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She had to transfer from her public school to a Chinese school due to racial taunting. She began acting in silent films as a teenager. In 1922 she was in one of the first color films and appeared with Douglas Fairbanks in “The Thief of Bagdad” (1924). By 1924, Wong was an international star and a fashion icon. Wong was one of the early flappers. In 1928, Wong grew tired of playing stereotypical roles in Hollywood. She had enough of being the “Dragon Lady” or the “Butterfly Woman”. She began playing starring roles in Europe in some important plays and films. In the early to mid 1930’s, Wong commuted between Europe and the United States to perform in both theater and film. In 1935, Wong was the victim of significant anti-Asian discrimination when she was refused the starring role in Pearl Buck’s “The Good Earth”. MGM used a white actress in yellow face to play the starring role of the Asian character. One of the reasons she was excluded from the part was because she would have had to kiss a Caucasion actor is she took the role. Interracial kisses were prohibited in Hollywood. The next year Wong went to China to film a documentary about Chinese Culture and to visit the village that her family ancestors lived in. During the late 1930’s, Wong played in a number of B movies for Paramount Pictures. These films presented Chinese and Chinese American characters in a positive manner. During World War II she worked hard to aid the Chinese in their conflict with Japan. In the 1950’s she became involved with appearing on television. Wong never married. There were rumors of her being a lesbian and having affairs with director Leni Riefenstahl and actress Marlene Dietrich. In 1936, she was asked by reporters if she had marriage plans. She responded “No. I am wedded to my art”.  The IMDb reports that Wang has 61 credits in her filmography (1920-1961). In 1961, she died of a heart attack. This vintage portrait postcard was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (No9596/1). The logo for Paramount Pictures can be seen in the lower right hand corner of the image. (SOLD)

DREAMY FLAPPER : FOTOCOLOR : ASIAN FASHION : iTALIAN POSTCARD

This vintage real photo postcard features a dreamy flapper. She looks into space, deep in thought. She is wearing Asian type clothing. A vase of flowers sits on a table in front of her. This is a “Fotocolor” postcard and it was printed in Italy. The card is likely from the 1920’s. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME GROOM AND HIS PRETTY FLAPPER STYLE BRIDE (RPPC)

This vintage real photo postcard features a young bride and groom posing for their wedding photograph. They are an attractive couple and are very well dressed. In fact, both the bride and groom are holding formal white gloves. The attractive bride is dressed in  a “flapper style” wedding dress.The postcard is unused and clearly once resided in a photo album (evident from the black residue which was once part of the pages of the album). The postcard is from an unknown studio and is of the scalloped variety. It is in good condition (see scans).

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AN ALLURING YOUNG WOMAN BECKONING FROM A LOVESEAT

This vintage provocative real photo postcard features a pretty young woman sitting on a loveseat, and beckoning for the attention of someone outside the range of the camera. She is offering that person a bouquet of dark flowers. The woman is dressed in a risque fashion. Her attire is not exactly everyday wear. One wonders if she is wearing a costume portraying a gypsy, or is perhaps, a flapper. The pictured woman is showing more bare skin than would normally be expected from a woman of this era. Note her unusual and interesting head covering. The AZO stamp box on this postcard reveals that it was produced sometime between 1918 and 1930. The postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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BEAUTIFUL WOMAN DRESSED IN SEXY FLAPPER DRESS WITH AMAZING HEAD DRESS

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This vintage real photo postcard is spectacular. The postcard features a beautiful sexy young woman wearing a provocative dress and the most amazing head dress. This young woman is making a fashion statement that demands attention. The scallop edged postcard is from around the 1920’s.

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