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Forbidden City, U.S.A. (1989)

56 min | Documentary

It was the swinging 30s. The big bands of the 40s. It was San Francisco night life Baghdad by the Bay. And the crowds were packing the nation's premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City. Like the Cotton Club of Harlem which featured ...See moreIt was the swinging 30s. The big bands of the 40s. It was San Francisco night life Baghdad by the Bay. And the crowds were packing the nation's premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City. Like the Cotton Club of Harlem which featured America's finest African American entertainers, Forbidden City gained an international reputation with its unique showcase of Chinese American performers in eye-popping all-American extravaganzas. Part That's Entertainment and part PBS, Forbidden City, U.S.A. captures this little-known chapter of entertainment history and takes it center stage. Written by Anonymous See less
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Arthur Dong | Lorraine Dong (contributing writer)
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Updated Nov 17, 1989

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Nov 17, 1989 (United States)

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Larry Ching
The 'Chinese Sinatra' The 'Chinese Sinatra'   See fewer
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Frances Chun
Singer Singer   See fewer
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Charlie Low
Owner, Forbidden City Owner, Forbidden City   See fewer
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Mary Mammon
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Toy Yat Mar
The 'Chinese Sophie Tucker' The 'Chinese Sophie Tucker'   See fewer
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Dottie Sun
Comedic Dancer Comedic Dancer   See fewer
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Dorothy Fong Toy
The 'Chinese Ginger Rogers' (as Dorothy Toy) The 'Chinese Ginger Rogers' (as Dorothy Toy)   See fewer
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Noel Toy
The 'Chinese Sally Rand' The 'Chinese Sally Rand'   See fewer
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Tony Wing
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Jadin Wong
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Paul Wing
The 'Chinese Fred Astaire' The 'Chinese Fred Astaire'   See fewer
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Bill Nowak
Self (as "Smilin'" Bill Nowak) Self (as "Smilin'" Bill Nowak)   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 24 votes