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Fu Manchu hasn't cursed 'Hollywood Chinese' exhibit
Fu Manchu hasn't cursed 'Hollywood Chinese' exhibit

Growing up in San Francisco's Chinatown, Arthur Dong loved going to the movies and began collecting movie fliers when only 7. The first one, like first love, is imprinted in memory — "Flower Drum Song" (1961), based on a hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about the Chinese American generation gap. "It was really something because it was the first English-language film shown at the Great Star Theatre," he recalls, "and also because it was a Hollywood film with all Asian actors." Little did he know then that this little sheet of paper, mostly in Chinese and illustrated with photos of actress Nancy Kwan leading a crew of hoofers down Grant Avenue,...

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