During the 1920s, Anna May Wong became the first Chinese American movie star. Struggling with the constraints imposed on her life and career by anti-Asian racism in the United States, she left Hollywood for Berlin in 1928 and spent much of the next decade abroad developing her talents on the screen and stage. This exhibition explores her fruitful years abroad through photographs, sheet music, and manuscripts that Wong used in her performances across Europe.

See digital versions of the images in this exhibition and others in the Harvard Library CURIOSity collection, Anna May Wong Abroad, 1928–1936.

Anna May Wong Abroad was curated by Karintha Lowe, with graphic design by Open Rehearsal (Mary Y. Yang) and Angela Lian.

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