Inktober Redux 2022 - Day 02 - Anna May Wong, Han Suyin
Day 2, Wong Liu-tsong, professionally known as Anna May Wong (1909-1951), was born in LA and considered the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star. Though popular and a fashion icon, Hollywood thought she was ‘Too Chinese to play Chinese’. She was often cast in dragon lady and butterfly roles in the states. WHAT IF she was cast as Dr. Han Suyin, the romantic lead in Love is a Many Splendored Thing, 1955? The original film, Dr. Suyin, played by Jennifer Jones in yellowface, encounters prejudice from family and Hong Kong society with her relationship with an American journalist, played by William Holden.