Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Early History of Asian Actors in Hollywood

Alot of attention is paid to American and British Actors in the 1930s and 40s.  People like Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Buster Crabbe stole the spotlight.

Let's fix this, shall we?

First up, let's take a look at the great Asian Actor who took on the role of 'Mr. Moto' in 4 Feature-Length Films...
How about this forgotten Character Actor from the infamous Poverty Row Films?  The Film Quality is no excuse for ignoring this Star Quality...
Let's not forget that Chinese Actors also got to play Detectives.  For example, the famous Charlie Chan.  Not once...
...but twice.  Good for you, fellas!
Obviously, you can't avoid playing a Villain as a distinguished Japanese Actor.  Go for it!
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that some of these great Actors were keeping up the tradition going into the 1970s and 80s.  Charlie Chan- show your stuff!
In closing, it is really nice to see these great Actors of Color in, well, Color.  Technilicious!
Next time, let's look at the great history of African-American Actors from the early days of Cinema.

It isn't all Natives.  Sometimes, they are...working for the guy who is visiting the Natives.
I can't wait and I know that you can't either!


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