Anna May Wong: Classic Starlet, Trailblazer, and Badass Risk Taker

Anna May Wong: Classic Starlet, Trailblazer, and Badass Risk Taker

In an opening scene of Shanghai Express (1932), a pinch-faced boarding house owner lectures two of her lodgers, a pair of courtesans named Hui Fei (Anna May Wong) and Shanghai Lily (Marlene Deitrich), about respectability. Appalled by Lily’s sauciness, the mistress of...