On this day in 1897, a screen legend was born…bowing down with great respect to one hell of a great actor, Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel, known to movie lovers the world over as Mr. Fredric March! (August 31, 1897 - April 14, 1975)
Throne of Blood, 1957 (dir. Akria Kurosawa)
One of my favorite Shakespeare adaptations.
"The sword is the soul. Study the soul to study the sword. An evil mind, an evil sword."
The Sword of Doom - Kihachi Okamoto
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.