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[Kabuki actor Utaemon Nakamura meets Rin-Tin-Tin and Old Yeller at Frank Barnes' house, Los Angeles, California, July 2, 1960]

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[Kabuki actor Utaemon Nakamura meets Rin-Tin-Tin and Old Yeller at Frank Barnes' house, Los Angeles, California, July 2, 1960]
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Los Angeles, Calif., July 2, 1960

(96.267.710)

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

Description

6 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

7 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, July 6, 1960, Japanese section.

Kabuki actor Utaemon Nakamura meets and presents shichihoyaki ceramic circular dog tag discs to German shepard and Golden retriever that played Rin-Tin-Tin and Old Yeller, respectively, at the home of owner Frank Barnes in Los Angeles, California, July 2, 1960. Nakamura wears formal kimono with hakama or dark suit with necktie.
1P: Arrival of Nakamura and group at Union Station in Los Angeles, California. They are in town to perform. The women and two girls wear kimono; one girl wears a white dress and bow. Nakamura and another man in dark sunglasses wear formal kimonos and hold bouquets of flowers. Four other men, including one Caucasian man, wear suits. Train at right.
2P and 7N: Rin Tin Tin grasps the proper left wrist of smiling Nakamura in his mouth. Nakamura wears formal kimono. The German shepard wears the shichihoyaki around his neck. White picket fence in background.
3P: Smiling Nakamura crouches, right, next to a Golden retriever, Old Yeller, lying on grass. Dressed in suit and necktie, Nakamura holds shichihoyaki on cord in his proper left hand and pets dog with other hand.
4P and 8N: Smiling Nakamura, right, leans against a tree looking at Golden retriever while Old Yeller stands on hind legs and leans forepaws against tree from left, looking at Nakamura. Nakamura wears suit and necktie. Fence, trees and netting in background. Shade and grass around man and dog.
5P and 9N: Smiling Nakamura crouches on grass, right, with his proper right arm around the neck of Old Yeller who sits at left. Dressed in suit and necktie, Nakamura holds shichihoyaki in his proper left hand. Golden retriever has his mouth open with tongue hanging out. Fence and trees in background.
6P and 10N: Smiling Nakamura crouches in grass as he shakes hands with Old Yeller. Dressed in suit and necktie, Nakamura, right, looks directly at Golder retriever who looks back at him. Wall, trees and netting in background.
11N: Nakamura stands in kimono, right, and smiles down at Rin-Tin-Tin who sits upright on grass wearing shichihoyaki around his neck. White picket fence in background.
12N: Action shot of Nakamura stands left directing Old Yeller over wooden jump. Dressed in suit, Nakamura points with proper right hand and holds shichihoyaki in other hand. Golder retriever extends body over jump in mid-air.
13N: Smiling Nakamura crouches on grass, left, with his proper left hand on neck of Old Yeller who sits at right. Nakamura wears a suit and necktie. Golden retriever has his mouth open with tongue hanging out; he wears the shichihoyaki ceramic disc on a cord around his neck. Fence and trees in background.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Kabuki -- Mr. Nakamua at Rin Tin Tin Dog.

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