We have been very busy and haven't been able to post onto our Blog for a while. What have we been doing?
We have been doing extensive research on Miss Anna May Wong, James Wong Howe, and other Asians involved with early film. So far, the 2013 acquisition of rare photographs, magazines ( late-1910s -1970s), newspaper articles and other related period documents would put smiles on our Asian Pioneers in cinema. We have been fortunate enough to obtain materials predominately during the silent film period which is also our main focus. Our AMW~FYW II Team have been working very diligently in translating and identifying much of the addition to the Collection.
Our thanks to the many supporters of our endeavor since we started our initial project in 1997. Since then, the interest and appreciation of Asians and Asian Americans in early cinematic history has grown immensely. Their contributions as well as they themselves are slowly being recognized.