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Oral history interview with Sessue Hayakawa, 1959

Creator: Hayakawa, Sesshù„, 1889-1973
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 95 pages Sound recording: 1 reel Sound recording (Memoirs of the of the Movies excerpts): 1 reel
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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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

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