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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sessue Hayakawa
RLIN number: NXCP88-A76
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Popular Arts Project, Part III
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 95 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1959 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hayakawa, Sessue, 1889-1973
Speaker date of birth: 1889
Speaker occupation: Actor
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 1959
Interviewer: Franklin, Joan; Franklin, Robert
Locations discussed: Asia; Japan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Actors; Asia; Japan; Motion picture acting; Motion picture industry; Motion picture producers and directors; North America; Oral history; Silent films; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Hayakawa, Sessue, 1889-1973
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020337-15779