- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: DeepFocus Productions, Inc. (April 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0991573307
- ISBN-13: 978-0991573301
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,196,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970 Paperback – April 11, 2014
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"Put on some music from the 1930s and 1940s, start turning the pages of this remarkable volume, and step into the intoxicating and magical world of the Chinese American nightclub scene. Enjoy!" -from the foreword by LISA SEE (China Dolls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls).
"East Meets West, Over Cocktails. Over three decades, [Arthur Dong] has amassed what may be the world's largest collection of Chinese American nightclub memorabilia, more than 1,000 pieces. About 400 of them appear in the book...examining an almost forgotten chapter in American nightlife." -New York Times
"Lavishly illustrated" -San Francisco Chronicle
From the Author
I'm happy to announce the publication of a HARDCOVER edition of Forbidden City, USA. Since its paperback release last year, readers have asked for a collectible version that would bind the photographs, graphics, and stories in a more luxurious volume. This gave us a chance to also add new items, improve color tones, and fix typos (oops..my fault). We also made a slight change to the book's subtitle, from "Chinese American Nightclubs" to "Chinatown Nightclubs" - adds a little pizazz! You can find the new edition on Amazon under ISBN# 978-0991573318 (just cut and paste the number to search). Enjoy!
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consolidated into this book must have been quite the project.