Litstack Recs |Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend & Exit West

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Anna May Wong: From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend, by Graham Russell Gao Hodges Anna May Wong was the first internationally acclaimed Asian American actor, with a career that spanned decades, from 1919 to 1961, and Hodges’ biography is a meticulously researched and carefully constructed account of one of early cinema’s most notable icons. Many [….]

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, by Emma Straub (Riverhead Books)

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Last March—as readers of this blog may recall—Jennifer Lawrence climbed the stairs to accept the Oscar for Best Actress, and tripping on the hem of her voluminous gown, fell on her way to the stage. But like the young and seemingly unflappable person she is, she gamely brushed herself off and kept going. I still [….]