Golden Gate Girls

Media: DVD
Author/Director: Louisa Wei
Language: English
Subtitles: Chinese

This documentary weaves together the life of Esther Eng (1914-70), a San Francisco born “Golden Gate Girl” who made ten Chinese films on two sides of Pacific, and juxtaposes her story with the fascinating stories of two other pioneering womenof her time: Anna May Wong (1905-61), first Chinese American actress to rise to international stardom, and Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979), the first and only female director to successfully transition from the silent to sound eras of Hollywood. The three women lived in a time when war lent them opportunities to achieve greatness, and yet their accomplishments were soon forgotten after the war.

The dialog and narration in this film is spoken English, with subtitles in Chinese.

ISBN: ASIN: 988181460X
More Information:
MTLC ID: 2143