Sunday 17th December 2017,

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Author filmmaker Arthur Dong to enter the Forbidden City

posted by Randall

Forbidden City USA by Arthur Dong Filmmaker and author Arthur Dong will speak at the San Francisco Main Library this Tuesday at 6pm about his new book Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970.

Dong spent 30 years putting this book together on the San Francisco Chinatown nightclub scene over four decades.

A book sale and signing will follow.Visitors will also get a chance to check out an accompanying exhibition running through July 6 at the library.

To get you in the mood, check out Rick Quan’s story below on one of Chinatown’s most famous performers, Dorothy Toy Fong.




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