The Resource Long story short, directed by Christine Choy and written by Jodi Long, (electronic resource)

Long story short, directed by Christine Choy and written by Jodi Long, (electronic resource)

Label
Long story short
Title
Long story short
Statement of responsibility
directed by Christine Choy and written by Jodi Long
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Combining a poignant family story with the stigma of racism, this film gives insight into the Asian-American experience, including the trauma of internment.The latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Christine Choy (Who Killed Vincent Chin?) tells the fascinating story of Larry and Trudie Long, a popular husband-and-wife nightclub act of the '40s and '50s. Narrated by their daughter, actress Jodi Long, the film traces the couple's rise from the Chinatown nightclub circuit to a coveted appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Known as "The Leungs," (a more Chinese-sounding name), they performed a mix of tap dancing, witty repartee and "Chinaman" caricatures that both played to and undermined the racist attitudes of the day. Trudie Long, born Kimiye Tsunemitsu, was actually not Chinese but of Japanese descent, which made her the target of discrimination during the war.Because of the limited opportunities for Asian Americans in the Broadway theater, Larry mourned the fact that he lost his role in the original production of Flower Drum Song. Although he went on to perform in the show's traveling company, his career never fully recovered. Redemption of a sort came when daughter Jodi appears on Broadway in a revival of the same musical, re-written by Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang
Awards note
  • Hon. Men. and Audience Award, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2008
  • Jury Citation, 29th Black Maria Film + Video Festival, 2010
  • UCLA's Asia Institute's Best Asian American Films of 2008
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Choy, Christine
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Long, Lawrence K
  • Long, Trudie
  • Asian American actors
  • Discrimination
  • Racism
Target audience
general
Label
Long story short, directed by Christine Choy and written by Jodi Long, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650440
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798364
Video recording format
other
Label
Long story short, directed by Christine Choy and written by Jodi Long, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650440
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (54 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747798364
Video recording format
other

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