A few years ago, I discussed the phrase "You look like a Filipino on a Saturday night" and its reference in a Raymond Chandler Novel. (See video above with host G. Tongi and Cecilia Mangeurra Brainard)
It was a good discussion on how Filipinos were viewed in the earlier part of the last century. It was not a positive view. I'm glad to be living now, creating what it means to be Filipino American.