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Forbidden City, USA

Arthur E. Dong

Forbidden City, USA

Chinese American nightclubs, 1936-1970

by Arthur E. Dong

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by DeepFocus Productions in Los Angeles, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.),
  • Interviews,
  • Asian Americans,
  • Entertainers,
  • Chinese Americans

  • About the Edition

    Features interviews with nightclub performers, histories of individual clubs and illustrations of memorabilia.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesForbidden City, U.S.A., Chinese American nightclubs, 1936-1970
    StatementArthur Dong [and Lorraine Dong ; foreword by Lisa See]
    ContributionsDong, Lorraine, See, Lisa, Forbidden City (Nightclub: San Francisco, Calif.), San Francisco Public Library
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216 p.
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27157284M
    ISBN 100991573307
    ISBN 109780991573301
    OCLC/WorldCa878982918

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