The Resource Forbidden City, U.S.A, a DeepFocus Production ; producer, director and writer, Arthur Dong, (videorecording)

Forbidden City, U.S.A, a DeepFocus Production ; producer, director and writer, Arthur Dong, (videorecording)

Label
Forbidden City, U.S.A
Title
Forbidden City, U.S.A
Statement of responsibility
a DeepFocus Production ; producer, director and writer, Arthur Dong
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Combining interviews with archival film and photographs, this program profiles Forbidden City, an all-Chinese nightclub popular during the 1930s and 1940s in San Francisco. Former entertainers speak about breaking with their cultural traditions to perform, but having limited opportunities
Member of
Cataloging source
OSU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Michael Chin ; editor, Walt Louie ; original music composer/arranger, Gary Stockdale
Dewey number
979.4/052
Language note
Soundtrack in English
LC call number
F869.S3
LC item number
F67 2002
PerformerNote
Commentators, Charlie Low, Stan Kahn, Pat Mason, "Smilin" Bill Nowak, Gladys Hu, Lenna and Bob Chan, Frances Chun, Larry Ching, Mary Mammon, Jadin Wong, Tony Wing, Paul Wing, Noel Toy, Toy Yat Mar, Dorothy Takahashi Toy, Dottie Sun, Fritz Jensen, Frank Huie, Wallace Wong, Jack Mei Ling
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dong, Arthur E
  • Forbidden City (Nightclub : San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Deep Focus Productions
Runtime
56
Series statement
Collector's edition series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forbidden City (Nightclub : San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
  • Asian American entertainers
  • Entertainers
  • Asian Americans
  • Chinese Americans
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Forbidden City, U.S.A, a DeepFocus Production ; producer, director and writer, Arthur Dong, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary and broadcast in 1989
  • Special features (ca. 20 min.): a look at the club The Forbidden City; an overview of the performers. performance outtakes, 1940's promotional film, bonus featurette (20 min.), scrapbook of memorabilia, historical essay, 8-page booklet, production notes and a few surprises!
  • San Francisco History Room copy has spiral-bound study guide (23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
Bar code
31223064876254
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Forbidden City legacy -- Old Chinese ways -- Born American -- Inspirations -- Getting started -- Forbidden City opens -- Chorus girls -- The name game -- Bubble dancer -- Toast of the town -- Stereotypes -- The show -- On the road -- Concentration camps -- Forbidden City closes -- Epilogue -- Toy and Wing: "With Best Dishes" -- End credits -- Updated music credits, 2002
  • Songs: Wait till Paris sees us / (performed by Toy Yat Mar, Jade Ling, and the Forbidden City Glamour Girls) -- I'm stepping out with a memory tonight / (performed by Frances Chun) -- Too young / (performed by Larry Ching) -- Some of these days / (performed by Toy Yat Mar) -- How high the moon / (performed by Larry Ching) -- 720 in the books / (performed by Jan Savitt and Bon Bon) -- Chop chop -- Singapore Sue / (performed by Anna Chang)-- When you're smilin' / (performed by Toy Yat Mar) -- Till the end of time / (performed by Larry Ching) -- Alexander's ragtime band / (performed by Toy Yat Mar) -- Hawaiian wedding song / (performed by Larry Ching) -- I'm stepping out with a memory tonight / (performed by Frances Chun)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format., Collector's ed.
Extent
1 DVD (ca. 56 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD player required; 2.0 stereo. ; all regions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Forbidden City, U.S.A, a DeepFocus Production ; producer, director and writer, Arthur Dong, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary and broadcast in 1989
  • Special features (ca. 20 min.): a look at the club The Forbidden City; an overview of the performers. performance outtakes, 1940's promotional film, bonus featurette (20 min.), scrapbook of memorabilia, historical essay, 8-page booklet, production notes and a few surprises!
  • San Francisco History Room copy has spiral-bound study guide (23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
Bar code
31223064876254
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Forbidden City legacy -- Old Chinese ways -- Born American -- Inspirations -- Getting started -- Forbidden City opens -- Chorus girls -- The name game -- Bubble dancer -- Toast of the town -- Stereotypes -- The show -- On the road -- Concentration camps -- Forbidden City closes -- Epilogue -- Toy and Wing: "With Best Dishes" -- End credits -- Updated music credits, 2002
  • Songs: Wait till Paris sees us / (performed by Toy Yat Mar, Jade Ling, and the Forbidden City Glamour Girls) -- I'm stepping out with a memory tonight / (performed by Frances Chun) -- Too young / (performed by Larry Ching) -- Some of these days / (performed by Toy Yat Mar) -- How high the moon / (performed by Larry Ching) -- 720 in the books / (performed by Jan Savitt and Bon Bon) -- Chop chop -- Singapore Sue / (performed by Anna Chang)-- When you're smilin' / (performed by Toy Yat Mar) -- Till the end of time / (performed by Larry Ching) -- Alexander's ragtime band / (performed by Toy Yat Mar) -- Hawaiian wedding song / (performed by Larry Ching) -- I'm stepping out with a memory tonight / (performed by Frances Chun)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format., Collector's ed.
Extent
1 DVD (ca. 56 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD player required; 2.0 stereo. ; all regions
Video recording format
DVD

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