Book Signing

Not Your China Doll Book Launch

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
6:30 – 9:30PM

For one night only, author Katie Gee Salisbury is reimagining Anna May Wong’s jazz age bungalow inside the walls of Red Pavilion to celebrate the launch of Not Your China Doll: The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna May Wong, her new biography of the first Asian American movie star.

As Wong’s fame and allure grew in Hollywood during the 1920s, she often entertained fellow performers, artists, writers, and other bohemians in the bungalow behind her father’s laundry. “Men and women from the world of art and letters seek her out,” Helen Carlisle writes in Motion Picture Magazine. “Many a celebrity has visited the little house where she serves tea in a truly ceremonious manner.”

Party highlights will include:

  • A reading from Not Your China Doll by author Katie Gee Salisbury
  • Book signing
  • Tarot readings by Helen
  • Tunes by DJ YiuYiu 瑶瑶 of Chinatown Records
  • Tea served by Tea Arts & Culture
  • Cash bar