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Robbins, Trina, Forbidden City collection
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Research materials for Robbins' book, Forbidden City: The Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs.
Trina Robbins is a writer of books and comics. While taking a tap dancing class from Tony Wing, she met a group of women and discovered the untold story of San Francisco's Chinatown nightclubs of the late 1930s to the late 1960s, and the talented Asian American singers and dancers who performed in them.
3 folders, 17 audio cassette tapes, and 5 computer discs (1 manuscripts box)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
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