The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) and board member Jenny Cho have launched an Indiegogo.com fundraising campaign for her new book Chinese in Hollywood.
The book will be a collection of photographs celebrating the contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans to the film and television industries - as well as those who lived and worked in the Hollywood area with the time period spanning from the silent film era to the present.
Founded in 1975, the mission of CHSSC is to preserve and promote the history of Chinese Americans to a wide audience. The books publisher is Arcadia Publishing.
According to CHSSC's fundraising page, the project needs $3,000 to be completed. CHSSC is a 501c(3) non-profit run entirely on donations.
To raise funds, the author is taking pre-orders for the book, which will be released around Christmas 2013, and pairing them with various perks.
Cho has been researching Chinese American history for ten years, with the goal of writing this book for future generations so they could learn about pioneers such as director Marion Wong, who made the first Chinese American silent film in 1916 - as well as the transcendent Anna May Wong and her peers, Keye Luke, Benson Fong, Victor Senyoung, and more.
Photos will also document the first Asian American musical - Flower Drum Song - and its superstar Nancy Kwan.
This is Cho's third and final book in a photographic series about Chinese Americans. The first two are available on Amazon.com here: http://tinyurl.com/chinatownla
To support Cho's latest book Chinese in Hollywood visit the fundraising page at: http://igg.me/at/chineseinhollywood