[Videolib] Charlie Chans

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 13:31:34 -0800

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Hi

Have a look at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/imagesasians.html
Most of the stuff is commercially available from most mass market sources
(amazon, facets, etc.)

Your colleague should definitely consider Griffith's Broken Blossoms (1919)
also
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932; dir Frank Capra)
Black Magic (Charlie Chan in Meeting at Midnight)(1932) (a Charlie Chan
with Sidney Toler...Swedish Guy plays inscrutable Chinese detective)
The Fu Manchu series (with Boris Karloff) (eg The Mask of Fu Manchu
(1932) Mild mannered Brit actor plays evil Chinese criminal)
Mr. Wong series (with Boris Karloff) (eg Mr. Wong, Detective (1938) Mild
mannered Brit actor plays righteous Chinese detective)
Dragon Seed (1944) (whole buncha white people in yellow face)
Flash Gordon films (some avail on video) with
<http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0585481/>Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless
Good Earth (1937)
Lost Horizon (1937) (dir Frank Capra...Sam Jaffe, nice Jewish guy, plays
high Lama)
Mr Moto series (with Peter Lorre) (eg
<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000065N3C/qid=1074198412/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-4931622-4665727?v=glance&s=video>Mr.
Moto's Last Warning (1939) Nice Hungarian actor plays Chinese detective )
Shadows (1922) (with Lon Chaney)

At 11:05 AM 1/15/2004, you wrote:
Hey everyone,

I have a colleague looking for some examples of
(early) US films that had Asians portrayed by American
actors. He's making a film on the current state of
affairs for Asian-American actors. Titles and/or
distributors would be a great help.

Thanks much.

B. Rich
Columbia College Chicago
Film & Video Dept.
Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of
spectacles."
--Guy Debord
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Hi

Have a look at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/imagesasians.html
Most of the stuff is commercially available from most mass market sources (amazon, facets, etc.)

Your colleague should definitely consider Griffith's Broken Blossoms (1919)
also
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932; dir Frank Capra)
Black Magic (Charlie Chan in Meeting at Midnight)(1932) (a Charlie Chan with Sidney Toler...Swedish Guy plays inscrutable Chinese detective)
The Fu Manchu  series (with Boris Karloff) (eg The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)  Mild mannered Brit actor plays evil Chinese criminal)
Mr. Wong  series (with Boris Karloff) (eg Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)  Mild mannered Brit actor plays righteous Chinese detective)
Dragon Seed (1944) (whole buncha white people in yellow face)
Flash Gordon films (some avail on video) with Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless
Good Earth (1937)
Lost Horizon (1937) (dir Frank Capra...Sam Jaffe, nice Jewish guy, plays high Lama)
Mr Moto series (with Peter Lorre) (eg Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) Nice Hungarian actor plays Chinese detective )
Shadows (1922)  (with Lon Chaney)



At 11:05 AM 1/15/2004, you wrote:
Hey everyone,

I have a colleague looking for some examples of
(early) US films that had Asians portrayed by American
actors.  He's making a film on the current state of
affairs for Asian-American actors.  Titles and/or
distributors would be a great help.

Thanks much.

B. Rich
Columbia College Chicago
Film & Video Dept.
Michael Rabiger Center for Documentary 

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
           all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles."
               --Guy Debord

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