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Josephine Baker, playing the clarinet at the Caf’ Conc Festival at the Stade Buffalo Velodrome, Montrouge, Paris, 1926. Fête des Caf’ Conc’ is an annual charity event in aid of retired performers’ benevolent fund. photo by Roger Viollet

Josephine Baker, playing the clarinet at the Caf’ Conc Festival at the Stade Buffalo Velodrome, Montrouge, Paris, 1926. Fête des Caf’ Conc’ is an annual charity event in aid of retired performers’ benevolent fund. photo by Roger Viollet

an English girl, Miss Kathlyn Hayden, who gave Rudolph Valentino his first real start in films, and is one of the leading Hollywood scenario writers, is now in London. Miss Hayden went to America ten years ago as a typist, but soon found her vocation in Hollywood and has become an expert film ‘doctor. She first saw Valentino when he had been given an extras part and recommended him for a lead in which he very quickly made good. photos dated September 11, 1928
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an English girl, Miss Kathlyn Hayden, who gave Rudolph Valentino his first real start in films, and is one of the leading Hollywood scenario writers, is now in London. Miss Hayden went to America ten years ago as a typist, but soon found her vocation in Hollywood and has become an expert film ‘doctor. She first saw Valentino when he had been given an extras part and recommended him for a lead in which he very quickly made good. photos dated September 11, 1928
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an English girl, Miss Kathlyn Hayden, who gave Rudolph Valentino his first real start in films, and is one of the leading Hollywood scenario writers, is now in London. Miss Hayden went to America ten years ago as a typist, but soon found her vocation in Hollywood and has become an expert film ‘doctor. She first saw Valentino when he had been given an extras part and recommended him for a lead in which he very quickly made good. photos dated September 11, 1928

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Anna May Wong's Certificate of Identity, August 18, 1924, National Archives at San Francisco.

She was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles to a Cantonese-American family that had lived in America since at least 1855. However, being an American didn’t matter in a time when people of Chinese descent were being heavily legislated against. Beginning in 1909, any people of Chinese descent entering or residing in the US, regardless of the country of their birth, had to carry a Certificate of Identity with them at all times. Even at the peak of her fame, Wong still had to carry papers like the one above to prove she was allowed to be here. Read the rest of the article.

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Anna May Wong's Certificate of Identity, August 18, 1924, National Archives at San Francisco.

She was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles to a Cantonese-American family that had lived in America since at least 1855. However, being an American didn’t matter in a time when people of Chinese descent were being heavily legislated against. Beginning in 1909, any people of Chinese descent entering or residing in the US, regardless of the country of their birth, had to carry a Certificate of Identity with them at all times. Even at the peak of her fame, Wong still had to carry papers like the one above to prove she was allowed to be here. Read the rest of the article.

Julanne Johnston, the Princess of The Thief of Baghdad, snapped by Photoplay's photographer at a recent lawn party in Hollywood.  Her whole costume is black and white. 'I do insist on conformatble clothes above all else in summer,' she says

Julanne Johnston, the Princess of The Thief of Baghdad, snapped by Photoplay's photographer at a recent lawn party in Hollywood.  Her whole costume is black and white. 'I do insist on conformatble clothes above all else in summer,' she says