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  • Film, Video

    Arrest in Chinatown, San Francisco, Cal. /

    This film shows the arrest and conveyance of a Chinese man in Chinatown, watched by a crowd of onlookers. The precise date of this film and the arrest charge are uncertain. It is possible that the arrest was connected with the smuggling of illegal immigrants from China. By mutual agreement between China and the United States, a small quota of merchants and students was ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video

    San Francisco Chinese funeral /

    This film shows most of the ceremonial portion of the funeral procession of Tom Kim Yung (1858-1903), military attache to the Chinese Legation to the United States. The funeral procession took place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 1903, and was probably the largest ever seen in Chinatown. Tom's death (note that Tom is the family name) was the tragic consequence of a ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (george) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Scene in Chinatown /

    This film was shot in an alley of San Francisco's Chinatown on Saturday, September 15, 1900, at midday. The topography of the site (sloping down to the far street), the width of the alley, the location of utility poles [Frame: 0255], and the location of buildings across the far street suggest that the view is north from Washington Street down Washington Place (today's Wentworth ...

    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Chinatown / Catalog Record Only

    Los Angeles private eye Jake Gittes is approached by a mysterious woman who wishes to have her husband investigated. As the case unfolds, though, he discovers it to be much more complex and dangerous than he had expected, involving politics, powerful men, and terrible family secrets.

    • Date: 1981
  • Film, Video

    Big trouble in Little China / Catalog Record Only

    Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who goes beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to battle an army of spirits when his friend's fiancee is kidnapped.

    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video

    The corruptor / Catalog Record Only

    Danny Wallace is a white cop assigned to a Chinese-dominated NYPD precint headed by the highly respected Nick Chen. There's tension between Wallace and the Asians. Wallace goes out of his way to prove his commitment to the job and understanding of the post's unique problems.

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    [Newsclips from various newsreels. Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: reg unknown (with one exception listed below). Titles of newsclips taken from intertitles. NCN013321; Pathé news (can No08). Sources used: M/B/RS Acquisition files (AFI/Tayler (Dorothy M.) file); Exhibitors herald world, v. 94, p. 56. ref print; Received: 4/1/80 from LC film lab; preservation; AFI/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection. dupe neg; Received: 11/1/76 from LC film lab; preservation; AFI/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection. Viewed for content.

    • Date: 192?
  • Film, Video

    Nightsongs / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Announcer: William St. James. Mabel Kwong, Ida F.O. Chung, Victor Wong, David Lee. In Chinese and English with English subtitles; could possibly be some Vietnamese. Number referring to episode listed in Gianakos' Television drama series programming ... 1984-1986 is number 66. Not viewed. Sources used: Gianakos' television drama series programming ... 1984-1986, p. 293; TV guide (New York Metropolitan edition), 4/15/85, ...

    • Contributor: Nabili, Marva - Kwong, Mabel - Chung, Ida F.O. - Lc Off-Air Taping Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1985
  • Film, Video

    Chan is missing / Catalog Record Only

    Jo is a middle-aged taxi driver, and Jo's nephew Steve is a restless, gabby young man. In an effort to get their own taxi medallion, they have entrusted their savings, $4,000, to a man named Chan Hung, a wheeler-dealer from Taiwan, who has apparently absconded with the money. They search for Chan throughout the Chinatown of San Francisco. The more they find out about ...

    • Date: 1982