Forbidden City U.S.A


56m 1989

Brief Synopsis

A look at the United States' first all Chinese-American nightclub, which became an international hotspot in San Francisco during the 1930's and 40's.

Film Details

Also Known As
Forbidden City USA
Release Date
1989

Technical Specs

Duration
56m

Synopsis

A look at the United States' first all Chinese-American nightclub, which became an international hotspot in San Francisco during the 1930's and 40's.

Crew

Tomie Arai

Assistant

Vicky Barbaro

Assistant

Irving Berlin

Song

Shelton Brooks

Song

Bob Chan

Other

Eric Chan

Assistant

Lenna Chan

Other

Alice Cheung

Assistant

Fay Chew

Assistant

Rose Chew

Assistant

Chin

Assistant

Michael Chin

Director Of Photography

Michael Chin

Other

Sara Chin

Sound

Larry Ching

Other

Larry Ching

Song Performer

Curtis Choy

Sound

Frances Chun

Song Performer

Frances Chun

Other

Silvia Dee

Song

Roy Del Ruth

Other

Arthur Dong

Producer

Arthur Dong

Screenplay

Lorraine Dong

Other Writer

John Eng

Assistant

Abraham Ferrer

Titles

Abraham Ferrer

Assistant

Larry Fisher

Archival Footage

Mark Fisher

Song

George Forrest

Song

Young B Gee

Best Boy

Zand Gee

Camera Assistant

Gary Gelfand

Sound Editor

Joe Goodwin

Song

Doug Gray

Sound Mixer

Clifford Grey

Song

Nancy Hamilton

Song

Howard Hayes

Archival Footage

Al Hoffman

Song

Marlon Hom

Archival Footage

A Maria Hong

Assistant

Grace Hu

Other

Frank Huie

Other

David Henry Hwang

Assistant

William Jerome

Song

Pat Kahn

Other

Mamie Kai

Archival Footage

Buddy Kaye

Song

Charles E King

Song

Ed Lai

Assistant

H M Lai

Archival Footage

Albert Lau

Assistant

Elmer Lee

Archival Footage

David Lerner

Sound

Mervyn Leroy

Other

Morgan Lewis

Song

Mei Li Lin

Assistant

Chuck Lindsey

Archival Footage

Jade Ling

Song Performer

Sid Lippman

Song

Walt Louie

Editor

Charlie Low

Other

Charlie Low

Archival Footage

Victor Low

Archival Footage

Mary Lui

Assistant

Herb Magidson

Song

Mary Mammon

Other

Dick Manning

Song

Jeff Mar

Music

Diane Mei Lin Mark

Archival Footage

Pat Mason

Other

Jay Mazur

Assistant

Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

Archival Footage

Jack Mei Ling

Archival Footage

Jack Mei Ling

Other

Philip Moody

Song

Ted Mossman

Song

Richard Mukai

Assistant Editor

Chee Wang Ng

Assistant

Bill Nowak

Other

Lisa Okubo

Assistant

Lisa Onodera

Associate Producer

Leo Robin

Song

Jan Savitt

Song

Jan Savitt

Song Performer

Naomi Schrag

Assistant

Jean Schwartz

Song

Kim Searcy

Location Coordinator

Larry Shay

Song

Doris Sherrell

Song

Mae Tai Sing

Archival Footage

Beverly Singer

Sound

Rebecca Soladay

Archival Footage

Gary W Stockdale

Music

Dottie Sun

Other

Dorothy Toy

Other

Noel Toy

Other

Mark Walton

Other

Mark Walton

Director Of Photography

Norman Wienstein

Assistant

Paul Wing

Other

Tony Wing

Other

Jadin Wong

Other

Wally Wong

Other

Robert Wright

Song

Allie Wrubel

Song

Philip Yee

Assistant

Cheryl Yoshioka

Assistant Editor

Vincent Youmans

Song

Judy Yung

Archival Footage

Charlie Zukow

Archival Footage

Film Details

Also Known As
Forbidden City USA
Release Date
1989

Technical Specs

Duration
56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival November 26- December 2, 1989.

Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.

Shown at New York Chinatown History Project, New York City November 16, 1989.

Shown at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival March 2-9, 1995.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 19, 1990.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 8-22, 1990.

Shown at the Independent Feature Film Market October 2-12, 1990.

Shown in New York City (CUNY Graduate Center) as part of program "Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight: Roots of American Entertainment" March 4, 1995.

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