Celebrate the first Chinese-American Hollywood movie star with your very own Anna May Wong fabric doll kit. The kit features an illustration of Anna May Wong on the front of the fabric, and educational details on the back. The finished doll doubles as a pillow!
Anna May Wong was an Asian American actress who found success in both Hollywood and Europe in films such as Piccadilly (1929), Daughter of the Dragon (1931) and Shanghai Express (1932). Though as a Chinese American she was often limited to smaller roles that fit the Asian stereotypes expected by white producers and audiences, Wong still managed to put her own stamp on the parts she was allotted. She built a career that spanned silent films, talkies, the theater and television, and was considered a fashion icon. Wong is now recognized as an iconic Asian American actress who dealt with difficult circumstances and helped blaze a trail for subsequent generations of performers.
- Finished size of the doll/pillow is 17.5.”
- Needle, thread and stuffing not included
- Unsewn fabric measures 18 x 22 inches.
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