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Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970

Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970

Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970
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Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970 Paperback - 2014

by Arthur Dong

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  • near fine
  • Paperback
  • Signed
Used - Near Fine


Inscribed and SIGNED by author on fly page. Book cover like new - pages clean, bright and unmarked – spine like new. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library; books sold are NOT ex-library. "Honest and reliable service - every book hand-packaged with care." FORBIDDEN CITY, USA captures the magic and glamour of a Chinese American nightclub scene that peaked in San Francisco during World War II. Previously unpublished personal stories, along with over four hundred stunning images and rare artifacts, are presented in this sexy and insightful chronicle of Asian American performers who defied racial and cultural barriers to pursue their showbiz dreams. It was the mid-1930s: Prohibition was repealed and the Great Depression was waning. With a global conflict on the rise, people were out to drink, dine, dance, and see a show to forget their woes--and what a surprise for the world to behold an emerging generation of Chinese American entertainers commanding the stage in their own nightclubs. FORBIDDEN CITY, USA reveals the sassy, daring, and sometimes heartbreaking memories of the dancers, singers, and producers who lived this story, and it weaves in a fascinating collection of photos, postcards, menus, programs, and yes, even souvenir chopsticks. Together they recreate a forgotten era, treating readers to a dazzling night on the town.
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  • Title Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970
  • Author Arthur Dong
  • Binding Paperback
  • Condition Used - Near Fine
  • Pages 216
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Deepfocus Productions, Inc.
  • Date 2014
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Bookseller's Inventory # $FOLBIB141
  • ISBN 9780991573301 / 0991573307
  • Weight 2.2 lbs (1.00 kg)
  • Dimensions 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.7 in (26.92 x 20.57 x 1.78 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Chinese Americans - California - San, Asian Americans - California - San Francisco
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2014932571
  • Dewey Decimal Code 792.7

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