Forbidden City, USA : Chinese American nightclubs, 1936-1970 /

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DeepFocus Productions,, Los Angeles, CA, p.216 pages : (2014)



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(OCoLC)fst00818620, (OCoLC)fst00857249, (OCoLC)fst00912655, (OCoLC)fst01030677, Asian Americans, Asian Americans., California, Chinese Americans, Chinese Americans., Entertainers, Entertainers., fast, Interviews., Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)


"Forbidden City, USA was published in coordination with an exhibition about Chinese American nightclubs curated by Arthur Dong for the San Francisco Public Library's Jewett Gallery (April 12-July 6, 2014)"--Colophon."List of clubs": page 210.Includes bibliographical references and index.Foreword / by Lisa See -- Preface / by Arthur Dong -- Chinese American nightclubs, 1936-1970 / by Arthur Dong and Lorraine Dong -- Interviews. Charlie Low ; Dottie Sun ; Frances Chun ; Ivy Tam ; Jackie Mei Ling ; Jade Ling ; Jadin Wong ; Larry Ching ; Mary Mammon ; Noel Toy ; Tony Wing ; Toy and Wing (Dorothy Toy; Paul Wing) ; Toy Yat Mar ; Walton Biggerstaff -- The clubs. China Doll ; Chinese Sky Room ; Club Shanghai ; Forbidden City ; Kubla Khan ; Lion's Den ; Oakland clubs (Club Oakland; New Shanghai Cafe; New Shanghai Terrace Bowl) ; Shangri-la -- Memorabilia. Matchbook covers ; Menus ; Cocktail napkins ; Photo folder covers.Features interviews with nightclub performers, histories of individual clubs and illustrations of memorabilia.American Book Award winner, 2015