Cerfs-volants by Sessue Hayakawa

The Dapper Hollywood Film Star Sessue Hayakawa in the 19-teens, who in a time more enlightened than our own rivaled Douglas Fairbanks at the box office. He went on to form his own production company, becoming one of the highest paid figures during its silent era.

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fuckyeahsessuehayakawa: “ Sessue Hayakawa in The Dragon Painter (1919) ” He was the first Asian actor to become a star in American films.

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I present to you good people, Sessue Hayakawa, silent film movie stud. First off, just look at this guy. Yum. He was a Japanese immigrant and one of the few Asian actors to reach fame in Hollywood. He is actually *the* original heartthrob of cinema, making all the ladies swoon (and its not hard to see why). From wikipedia: His popularity, sex appeal and extravagant lifestyle (such as hosting wild parties and driving a gold-plated Pierce-Arrow) caused tension within American society resul

Sessue Hayakawa - Signed photograph. (ca. 1920s) Vintage original gelatin silver double-weight matte photograph signed in English and Japanese, "For Ann Bauehaus with sincere regards Sessue Hayakawa". NOTE: Sessue Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s and was best known and nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as the Japanese commandant in the classic 1957 movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai".

Sessue Hayakawa - Signed photograph by G. L. Manuel. (ca. 1920s) Vintage original gelatin silver double-weight matte headshot by G. L. Manuel, signed, "Sessue Hayakawa" and also signed by the photographer on the border, "G. L. Manuel". NOTE: Sessue Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s and was best known as the Japanese commandant in the classic 1957 movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai".

Sessue Hayakawa - Signed photograph by Witzel. (ca. 1920s) Vintage original gelatin silver double-weight matte photograph by Witzel inscribed and signed, "For (sic) with sincere regards Sessue Hayakawa". NOTE: Sessue Hayakawa was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the silent era of the 1910s and 1920s and was best known and nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as the Japanese commandant in the classic 1957 movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai".

Sessue Hayakawa 早川 雪洲 (1889 – 1973) was a Japanese actor who starred in American silent films. "His 'broodingly handsome' good looks and typecasting as a sinister villain with sexual dominance made him a heartthrob among American women, and the first male sex symbol of Hollywood, several years in advance of Rudolph Valentino. During those early years, Hayakawa was as well known and as popular as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, although today his name is sadly unknown to the…

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