Ned Thanhouser shows off the "Thanhouser Company" marque on a six-foot section of nitrate film from The Guilty Baby. The short feature, produced in 1912, was rediscovered in 2005 and resides in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Thanhouser Co. Film Preservation
Lou Jing's appearance on Chinese talent contest sparked racist invective online and debate over what it means to be Chinese. The 20-year-old mixed-race Shanghai woman — her mother is Chinese, her father African-American — now says, "If you beat me to death, I wouldn't take part in that competition."