Monday, June 29, 2020

Wouldn't It Be Rubbery?

With eyelids glued onto their faces
These wily savants work their cases
Peter, Boris and Warner
Each perform as a foreigner
And as Moto, Wong, Chan change their races.

David Cairns

Long before concerns about yellowface casting, Warner Oland played Charlie Chan, Peter Lorre starred as Mr. Moto, and Boris Karloff became Mr. Wong.

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