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James Shigeta

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Shigeta Heats Up the Silver Screen

The significance of Shigeta's role is that he not only plays a leading man, but he is also a romantic lead. Shigeta shares an on-screen kiss with a Caucasian woman during an era when interracial couples were not widely accepted. Sadly, in the nearly 50 years since the release of "The Crimson Kimono", romantic leading roles for Asian males are still far and few between.

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"The Crimson Kimono" 2
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Italian promotional poster for "The Crimson Kimono" (1959) starring James Shigeta and Victoria Shaw. More »


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