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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 51141–167 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.1.141
Published: 01 January 2019
... readers to a relatively unknown “orphan” documentary film, Forever Chinatown (1960). For the author and her family, the film carries with it a history of trauma that shapes what is remembered about it. Drawing on work in feminist film studies, particularly the notion of an archive of feelings, the essay...
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Published: 01 January 2019
FIGURE 2. Burlesque dancers in a San Francisco Chinatown nightclub in Forever Chinatown (dir. Daniel Y. T. Seid/Xue), 1960, recall key scenes from Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, 1961). Forever Chinatown press book. FIGURE 2. Burlesque dancers in a San Francisco Chinatown nightclub
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Published: 01 January 2019
FIGURE 3. Mary stands behind the camera tripod, location unknown. From the press book for Forever Chinatown (dir. Daniel Y. T. Seid/Xue), 1960. FIGURE 3. Mary stands behind the camera tripod, location unknown. From the press book for Forever Chinatown (dir. Daniel Y. T. Seid/Xue), 1960.
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Published: 01 January 2019
FIGURE 4. Still of my grandmother, center frame, at a casino craps table in Reno in Forever Chinatown (dir. Daniel Y. T. Seid/Xue), 1960. FIGURE 4. Still of my grandmother, center frame, at a casino craps table in Reno in Forever Chinatown (dir. Daniel Y. T. Seid/Xue), 1960.
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Published: 01 January 2019
FIGURE 5. Still of my mother (left) sharing cotton candy with my aunt (right) on the boardwalk at Belmont Park in San Diego, California, in Forever Chinatown (dir. Daniel Y. T. Seid/Xue), 1960. FIGURE 5. Still of my mother (left) sharing cotton candy with my aunt (right) on the boardwalk at
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 511–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.1.1
Published: 01 January 2019
... “Forever Her Chinatown: Where Is My Grandmother in Chinese American Feminist Film History?” If Armatage and Qin make a compelling case in intertwining Clara Law's life experiences with her filmic pursuits, Seid goes further, writing herself and her transgender sexuality and ethnic identity into the article...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2019; 5163–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.1.63
Published: 01 January 2019
... windows, or the blue-tinted close-ups of their faces as they make love in a later scene. 51 Unfortunately, the attractive Chinese Australian man is a bit of a dolt who makes inane remarks about Hong Kong: “I've never seen so many Chinese girls in my life; it's like fucking Chinatown.” According to the...
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Feminist Media Histories. 2017; 34126–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2017.3.4.126
Published: 01 October 2017