By Trisha Gopal, Dominique Turner and David Yim, August 2, 2020, CNN
Hear more of James Hong’s Hollywood tales in the latest episode of Great Big Story, a new podcast by CNN about the delightful, surprising stories all around us.
James Hong is everywhere.
He spoke Mandarin with Keanu Reeves in “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” He backflipped his way out of a fight in “Wayne’s World 2.” He was the supportive, noodle-loving Mr. Ping in “Kung Fu Panda.” On television, he was the maître d’ in the episode of “Seinfeld” titled “The Chinese Restaurant.”
Without exaggeration, Hong might be the most prolific actor in Hollywood history. With more than 600 credits to his name, he may lay claim to the most credits of any actor, living or dead. …read more
Anna May Wong visits Shanghai, China on May 1, 1936. Stock footage shot for, but never used in, Hearst Metrotone news. Wong arrives on a Dollar Line boat, surrounded by a group of cameramen and newspapermen. She gets out of a car and enters Park Hotel. Wong visits the Star Motion Picture Studios, where she is met by Miss Butterfly Wu. Wong and Wu enter a motion picture set during filming. Wong visits the flower market.
Newsreel footage from UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Hearst Metrotone News Collection. This footage may be licensed for film, television and other productions. Learn more: ucla.in/2g6VNJx
The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board have revealed conceptual plans for the future of Northeast False Creek, including a new park and the removal of viaducts.
In 2015, Vancouver City Council approved a $200-million plan to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts, which connect False Creek with downtown Vancouver. Read more…
A “state of the art” new high school is being built in New Westminster, but some Chinese and First Nations advocate groups are concerned it will be built on burial ground for a second time. The new school, which will accommodate 1,900 students grades 9 to12, will be built on the same property as the current one – but the Canadians for Reconciliation Society says that’s a problem. The older school was constructed in 1949, and some of it sits on top of land used as burials ground for Chinese and Japanese immigrants, as well as Sikhs and Aboriginal peoples. Read more…
Here is a completely unqualified statement that I dare you to refute: beef noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. I would bet that a broth-y bowl of slippery noodles and falling-apart-tender beef brings fuzzy feelings to more people on earth than any other dish (save, perhaps, for a bowl of plain rice). Beef noodle soup appears in innumerable forms all throughout Asia (and beyond, if you count tortellini en brodo and sopa criolla and goulash and Campbell’s). There’s rich, sweet red-braised beef noodle soup in Taiwan, fragrant Vietnamese pho, beef udon and ramen, icy-cold Korean naeng myun—all delicious in their own ways. Read more…