ANNA MAY WONG | MR. WU (1927) Oversize portrait by Clarence Sinclair Bull


Vintage original 10 x 13” (25 x 32 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Lon Chaney, Louise Dresser, Renee Adoree, Ralph Forbes, Anna May Wong, dir: William Night: Metro –Goldwyn- Mayer. A glowing portrait of our first Asian American star actress. Though French actress Renee Adoree played Asian daughter of Lon Chaney, a number of authentic Asians were cast in this story about traditional Mandarin laws of marriage and the daughters love for a British visitor to China. Shakespeare’s TITUS ANDONICUS was the basis for the story. Clarence S. Bull has framed Wong in the most diffusive of soft lighting for this stunning portrait. His ink stamp is on the verso as is the original attached paper blurb from the studio. Minor handling, one ink mark near the bottom right corner. ABOUT FINE.

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