The ongoing “Stories and Voices from LA Chinatown” exhibition celebrates the neighbourhood’s legacy as the first community in North America planned and owned by Chinese people.
Those pioneering families consisted of Cantonese immigrants who dared to move to American shores at a time when arrivals from Asia were not embraced.
When LA Chinatown first opened in 1938, its residents knew they could capitalise on the broader curiosity and interest in “Oriental” culture, food and design.
And amid the constant bustle of tourists, Hollywood stars were often sighted pulling up in their Cadillac convertibles.
Los Angeles’ Chinatown today has admittedly lost much of its original lustre, but soon after it opened and into the 1950s, it was “the place to go”.
📷: Handout courtesy Alison Gee
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