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[Premier of motion picture, "Go For Broke" at Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, California, May 9, 1951]

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[Premier of motion picture, "Go For Broke" at Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles, California, May 9, 1951]
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photograph | negative


Hollywood, Calif., May 9, 1951

(96.267.116)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

4 photograph prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

9 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in., 35 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, May 10, 1951.

In 3 locations.

Premier of motion picture, "Go For Broke", at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, May 9, 1951. Includes director/screenwriter Robert Pirosh in tuxedo, Brigadier General Henry K. Kellog, Commander of the 409 Special Engineer Brigade in U.S. Army uniform, Producer Dore Schary, a tall Caucasian man in tuxedo and eyeglasses, Nawa Munemori, mother of Sadao Munemori, Congretional Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sergeant Hideo Okanishi in uniform, and the Sixth Army Band from San Francisco Presidio led by Warrant Officer Nathan Carmack, Jr.
1P, 2P, 6N: Group portrait of four in formal attire (left to right): Pirosh, Kellog, Mrs. Munemori, and Schary. Mrs. Munemore holds the arm of Kellog. (Published)
3P and 13N: Japanese American soldier in uniform reads a large piece of paper as tall Caucasian man in eyeglasses and tuxedo listens at right on stage; actor Van Johnson stands in the dark in background in front of U.S. Army band and "Go For Broke" banner.
4P and 5N: Portrait of Pirosh and actress Elizabeth Taylor in white fur stole.
7N: Pirosh, Van Johnson, unknown Caucasian woman and Schary. Men in tuxedoes; woman in dark coat over gown and white gloves.
8N: Van Johnson shaking hands with Dore Schary. Both men dressed in tuxedoes.
9N: Kellog, Mrs. Munemori and Schary.
10Q: Okanishi, Japanese American soldier in uniform, shakes hands and presents Scroll of Appreciation to smiling tall Caucasian man in eyeglasses and tuxedo.
11N: Okanishi gives a speech on stage; actor Van Johnson stands in the dark in background in front of U.S. Army band and "Go For Broke" banner.
12N: Japanese American soldier gives a speech on stage; actor Van Johnson stands in the dark in background in front of U.S. Army band and "Go For Broke" banner.

Inscription
Written on original negative envelope: "Go For Broke" Movie -- First Public Showing.

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