The latest from one of our favorite blogs: European Film Star Postcards.
Today's installment is all about Sessue Hayakawa, rumored to have periodically visited Croton-on-Hudson's Nikko Inn in the early 1920's---but which we have never been able to confirm.
And now from European Film Star Postcards:
Sessue Hayakawa (1889–1973) was a Japanese actor who starred
in more than 80 American, Japanese, French, German, and British films.
He was the first Asian actor to find stardom first in Hollywood and
later in Europe. His 'broodingly handsome' good looks and typecasting as
a sinister villain with sexual dominance made him a heartthrob among
female audiences in the 1910s and early 1920s. Nowadays he is best
remembered for his Oscar-nominated turn as Japanese POW camp commander
Saito in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). READ MORE HERE: http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/06/imported-from-usa-sessue-hayakawa.html
And if you love silent films--and Gloria Swanson too--check out our new series at: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/we-love-silent-films-more-gloria.html
Want to know more about Croton's Nikko Inn? Go here http://crotonhistory.org/2013/03/14/our-multi-talented-federal-prohibition-agents/