Oral history interview with Sessue Hayakawa, 1959
|Creator: ||Hayakawa, Sesshū, 1889-1973||Project: ||Popular arts project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Childhood and early adulthood in Japan; emigration to United States, University of Chicago, 1909; Japanese theater in Los Angeles, 1914; career in silent films; "Typhoon," work for Paramount, owner film company, 1917-'20s; filmmaking in France, "Rabbatais"; command performance for British royal family, 1923; Paris during 1920s; first role in sound pictures "Daughter of the Dragon" 1930; occupied France during World War II; filming "The Bridge on the River Kwai" 1957; reminiscences of directors Cecil B. DeMille, D.W. Griffith, David Lean and others. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"