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Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote2011-09-26 09:16 pm
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10 Anna May Wong Icons for Chromicons

10 icons for the [community profile] chromicons Seven Week Challenge. Source Image: Anna May Wong

One of the things that most annoyed Anna May Wong, Los Angeles-born silent film star, was that she was continually typecast as a "Butterfly" or "Dragon Lady," as well as denied the starring role in The Good Earth due to Hays Code anti-miscegenation rules. The leading lady role was instead played by an actress in yellow face, while Wong was offered the role of the seductive villain, which she turned down. So, when making these icons, I deliberately chose a photo where she was wearing the type of clothes for the type of role that she wished she could play.


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If you take one, credit and a comment would be lovely, but neither are required.

Resource Credits
Vector Line Brushes 2 by PhysicalMagic
Paper Brushes by crazykira-resources
Various Paper Pieces by Hest1a
yifu: (huang xiaoming)

[personal profile] yifu 2011-09-27 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
I liked how each icon stands out - neat job :)
yifu: (// purinchun @ lj)

[personal profile] yifu 2011-09-27 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you, and steal away ;)
timeasmymeasure: kerry washington with a rose held right below her lips (Default)

[personal profile] timeasmymeasure 2011-09-27 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
These are wonderful!
kerrypolka: Contemporary Lois Lane with cellphone (Default)

[personal profile] kerrypolka 2011-09-27 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
Anna May Wong! Yes!
kerrypolka: (girl reporter: anna may wong)

[personal profile] kerrypolka 2011-09-27 11:33 am (UTC)(link)
I've bagged #8 for the record! :)
surexit: A man performing a gleeful backflip, his hat flying off his head. (glee!)

[personal profile] surexit 2011-09-27 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Your explanation for these icons is as awesome as the icons. ♥
ceares: cookie all grown up (Default)

[personal profile] ceares 2011-09-27 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
these are terrific. I love the backgrounds and particularly love the image you chose--it's cool and quirky.