Chinese American Nightclubs

Thursday Oct 23 2014   7:00 PM
South Pasadena Public Library  1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena, CA  map

Arthur Dong, author of  Forbidden City, USA: Chinese American Nightclubs, 1936-1970, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book. Visit the library in October for a display of memorabilia from the Chinese American nightclub era, curated by Arthur Dong.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit

Arthur DongArthur Dong has produced, directed, written, edited, and filmed independent films on social issues such as gay rights and the Chinese American experience. A two-time Rockefeller Media Arts Fellow as well as a Guggenheim Fellow in Film, Dong has served on the boards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Film Independent, OutFest, and the National Film Preservation Board at the Library of Congress. His honors include three Sundance Film Festival awards, an Oscar nomination, a Peabody Award, the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award, Taipei’s Golden Horse Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and five Emmy nominations.