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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
GREASEPAINT AND KIMCHEE
Philip stood beside his car, waiting for his sweetheart Anna May Wong. He startled to see movie idol Douglas Fairbanks scrutinizing him. “Me?”
“Yeah, you. You have presence.”
The actor insisted the boy make a screen test.
Still in makeup, heart racing, Philip took a contract home. Instead of the accolades he hoped for, his mother flew into a rage.
She tore the papers to shreds. “No son of mine is getting mixed up with those awful people.”
Two-hundred movies and television shows later, Korean-American actor Philip Ahn laughed. “I’ll never forget. She grounded me for three days.”
Although you might not be familiar with his name, I’ll bet many of you remember his face.