Category Archive: Asian stars

Piccadilly (1929)

Piccadilly is a late British silent.  It’s a shame silents ended so soon.  Piccadilly is a good example of how it could have matured.  The exaggerated silent gestures were toned down giving it… Continue reading

The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

The Wrath of the Gods stars the earliest and biggest Asian leading man in American cinema,  Sessue Hayakawa.  Fellow silent actress Tsuru Aoki,  eventually Hayakawa’s real-life wife, portrays his daughter. What may peek the interest of audiences is… Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

Mel Brooks (1926-), actor, writer, producer, director, Oscar winner for The Producers, Oscar-nominated Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) composer, Oscar-winner for State Fair Ian MacDonald (1914-1978), actor, High Noon, Johnny Guitar,… Continue reading