Portrait in Four-Part Harmony


How did four daughters of a Chinese “paper son” and a Polish dressmaker break through the bamboo ceiling to become the first Asian American act to star in Broadway revues and share top billing with Frank Sinatra, The Three Stooges, Ann Miller and Jackie Gleason at a time when interracial marriage was illegal in sixteen states and anti-Asian sentiment was rampant? Award-winning author and filmmaker Leslie Li shines a spotlight on her mother and three maternal aunts—their trials and triumphs, the stumbling blocks and the stepping stones to their success—in her documentary The Kim Loo Sisters.