THE BOOTLEG FILES: “JAVA HEAD” Image

BOOTLEG FILES 020: “Java Head” (1934 British interracial love story starring Anna May Wong).

LAST SEEN: In a January 2004 Los Angeles retrospective of Anna May Wong’s films.

AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.

REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Perceived lack of interest in a film that was never considered to be a classic, despite its unusually progressive storyline.

CHANCES OF SEEING A HOME VIDEO/DVD RELEASE: Possible, given the renewed interest in Anna May Wong’s life and career.

BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: Available from several collector-to-collector sources, though the quality of the video is mediocre.

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