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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Xin Peng Abstract This article provides a comparative study of Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa—the two most iconic stars of Asian descent of American cinema's silent era—by examining the reception history around their rare collaboration, the early sound film and yellow peril thriller Daughter...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... has largely been overshadowed by that of her husband, Sessue Hayakawa. Indeed, it would be impossible to extricate Aoki’s star persona from that of the more famous Hayakawa, who became not only a major screen star and critical favorite in films that Jesse Lasky pro- duced for Paramount...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of Hollywood star Sessue Hayakawa, provides an important counterpoint to the progressive impact of American films in Asia. Aoki was frequently depicted as a “hyper-Victorian” woman in whom the mores of an older age were preserved. Through such popular narratives as the early-twentieth-century opera...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 91–127.
Published: 01 December 2005
... that the concept of the close-up has played in the discursive field of film theory. As her examples from classical Hollywood cinema effectively demonstrate, most celebrated close-ups, such as Sessue Hayakawa’s in The Cheat (dir. Cecil B. DeMille, US, 1915), are in fact smoothly integrated into the economy...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... A Close-­Up View of Julie Dash’s Illusions  • 159 Against such histories and with Mignon-like­ zeal, despite his own inheritance of racist and Orientalizing epistemes, Balázs adduces a multinational set of actors from Asta Nielsen to Sessue Hayakawa into a curriculum for studying faces...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 119–163.
Published: 01 September 2005
... is flanked by two drawings of the principal actors in that film, Sessue Hayakawa and Fanny Ward, who had become recognizable icons by the late teens. For reprints of Colette’s reviews of The Scott Expedition and The Cheat, see Colette Memory and Reception in Colette’s...