Forbidden City, U.S.A.

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  • Creator directed, written and produced by Arthur Dong
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Los Angeles, CA : Deepfocus Productions, 1989.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videocassette (56 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in
  • OCLC ocm22340759
  • Credits
    • Director, Arthur Dong


  • "The Forbidden City" was a San Francisco nightclub of the 1930's and 40's featuring Chinese American entertainers. This documentary contains rare film clips from the old club acts, new prints from 35 mm. nitrate negatives, music from vintage 78 records and contemparory interviews, with performers and club owner Charlie Low, tracing the history of this era.


  • An Arthur Dong Documentary.
  • With: A moment with Charlie.
  • VHS.
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