1 9 5 1 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong (whose real name was Wong Lui-Tsong) portrayed the owner of a far-flung international chain of art galleries and a dealer in Chinese art who doubled as an exotic – and beautiful – sleuth in this short-lived Monday night series from Dumont.
Stolen treasure, international intrigue, and shady operators provided material for the stories.
From 10 October, the title was shortened to just Mme. Lui-Tsong.
Critics bemoaned the terrible stories, slow pacing, poor acting and direction, and bad lighting and staging, and the series lasted for just 13 episodes.
Anna May Wong died of a heart attack as she slept at home in Santa Monica on 3 February 1961. She was just 56.
In 2021, the United States Mint featured Wong on the reverse side of the quarter (25 cents) as a part of the “American Women quarters program” featuring notable women in American history, commemorating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. She was the first Asian American to appear on US currency.
Anna May Wong
The Egyptian Idol | The Golden Women | Spreading Oak | The Man with a Thousand Eyes | Burning Sands | Shadow of the Sun God | The Golden Caravan | Message from Beyond | The Prodigal Stepson | Tinder Box | The House of Quiet Dignity | Boomerang | The Face of Evil