Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW FROM EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS: SESSUE HAYAKAWA

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/  

1 comment:

  1. I've often wondered about this guy but never followed up. Thanks for the link.

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