Portrait of Sessue Hayakawa

Portrait of Sessue Yahakawa
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17513
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
The image seen here is a sepia toned reproduction photographic print of Sessue Hayakawa.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

When a punctured eardrum ended Japanese-born Sessue Hayakawa's original dream of a naval career, he enrolled at the University of Chicago to study banking. During a 1914 trip to Los Angeles, Hayakawa was lured into acting and went on to become one of the great film idols of the early motion picture era, rivaling Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin in popularity. Hayakawa is best remembered today for his portrayal of the brutal Colonel Saito in the 1957 British film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," for which he received an Oscar nomination at age 68. Hayakawa looks away from the camera in this off-centered portrait with a resolute expression.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes