Tag Archives: Asian Americans

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Chop Suey Comes to Hollywood

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 6, 1884. Chinese food has long been popular in the United States, particularly chop suey, and for many it is a Christmas Day tradition. Although stories claimed that chop suey was a special dish created in … 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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Aug. 6, 1947: Asian Americans Sue Over Deed Restrictions Forcing Them Out of White Neighborhoods

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Petitions were filed in the Supreme Court of California here yesterday seeking to restrain the Superior Court from hearing injunction suits against two American-Orientals to restrain … Continue reading

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June 3, 1947: Soldiers Fight Army’s Ban on Japanese Brides

 Note: This is an encore post from 2005 that originally appeared on the 1947project. It was a tough problem for the armed services. In March, an Air Forces lieutenant at Tachikawa Air Base and “a beautiful Japanese girl” killed themselves … Continue reading

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‘To Climb a Gold Mountain’ Airs Tonight

Mary Mallory notes that “To Climb a Gold Mountain” will air tonight at 7 on PBS in Southern California, and again on May 21 and 22. From the filmmakers: “To Climb a Gold Mountain” tells the stories of four women … Continue reading

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To the (Anonymous) Author of This Editorial: I Dance on Your Grave

Oct. 16, 1944, in the Los Angeles Examiner.

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LAPD Cracks Down on Non-Asian Women Working in ‘Oriental Cafes,’ March 10, 1914

March 10, 1914: Here’s another item I found at the city archives. Non-Asian women working at “Oriental cafes” except entertainers “does not comport with public welfare and morals.”

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Rediscovering Los Angeles — Sam Kee Laundry

Jan. 20, 1936: For this installment of Rediscovering Los Angeles, Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit a Chinese laundry on Figueroa near Temple. Turner writes: It was a busy hive before John Chinaman cut off his pigtail, … Continue reading

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Jan. 29, 1908

Wow. Despite what I know about local history, I’m stunned by the article on the mass firing of Japanese employees across the city … Los Angeles County is looking for another coroner … Bad news in the courts for automobile … Continue reading

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Countdown to Watts

Note: The Watts riots are eight years away. As far as I can tell, The Times didn’t even cover this story. Email me Theresa Zeigler writes:After I read this story about the influx of Negroes and Hispanics in L.A. Country,  … Continue reading

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