Anna May Wong’s Lucky Shoes: 1939 Australia through the eyes of an Art Deco diva

Free Public Lecture

Anna May Wong’s Lucky Shoes: 1939 Australia through the eyes of an Art Deco diva

Tutorial Room
Grainger Museum, Building 140

Royal Parade, Parkville

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This illustrated lecture by Dr Derham Groves will focus on Anna May Wong, the world’s first Chinese-American film star, who visited Australia for 107 days in 1939. Her stylish outfits delighted her fans. Wong was passionate about footwear and even kept a lucky shoe in her dressing room in Melbourne’s Tivoli Theatre. Based on a publication with the same title, this lecture is part biographical history – Australia in 1939 as viewed by Anna May Wong, and part chronicles a project in which 52 University of Melbourne architecture students were set the task of designing that lucky shoe.

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