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A Japanese Man Was Hollywood’s First Sex Symbol

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"...Hollywood's very first sex symbol — sex! symbol! — was Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa. But if the first sex symbol was a brooding Japanese man during the silent film era of the 1910s and 1920s,"

 

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The woman in the photo must be mentioned. She was Anna May Wong, a Chinese-American, and a big Hollywood star before WWII. She was the biggest East Asian ("Oriental") star of Hollywood in silent movies and 'talkies'. She was turned down for the role of Olan in Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth because the producers decided to use a white actress in 'yellowface'.

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