Monday, January 03, 2022

Today in Comics History, January 3: Happy birthday, Anna May Wong!

Born on this day in 1905: pioneering cinema star Anna May Wong, the first considered to be the first Chinese American movie star, internationally renowned (if not always respected, sigh) for her work in such films as The Thief of Bagdad, Shanghai Express, Daughter of the Dragon, Daughter of Shanghai, and much more, plus the TV show The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, the first US televisioon series starring an Asian American lead.

And of course (as you've come to expect from Comics Oughta be Fun!), she made appearances in comic book "Hollywood spotlight" features as well!

from "Star Flashes" in Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #7 (Eastern Color, July 1941); text, pencils, and inks by Charles Bruno

from "Screen Oddities" in Famous Funnies #32 (Eastern Color, March 1937), text by Roscoe Fawcett, pencils and inks by Bruno Thompson

from "Screen Snapshots" in Crack Comics #1 (Quality, May 1940); text, pencils, and inks by Gill Fox

Happy birthday, Miss Wong!

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