Category Archives: Asians

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Yutaka Abe, ‘DeMille of Japan,’ Started in U.S. Silent Films

Jack (Yutaka) Abe in an ad for Mystic Faces in Film Daily, Sept. 1, 1918. Virtually unknown today, young Yutaka Abe gained fame in the American silent film industry after immigrating to the United States in 1912. While not as … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Charles Fang – Pioneering Chinese American Actor

Charles Fang, Exhibitors Herald, November 11, 1922. At a time when Chinese born in the United States could not become citizens, could be easily deported, and were prevented from immigrating to this country due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Charles … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1922 “The Toll of the Sea,” one of the earliest two-strip Technicolor features. Story by Frances Marion, directed by Chester M. Franklin, photographic direction by J.A. Ball, with Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice … Continue reading

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Oct. 10, 1907: The Want Ads

This is an encore post from 2006.

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