Sunday, March 8, 2015
DAY OF DAIEI! Meeting Several Actors from the House of Gamera!
Yesterday I had a wonderful interview with actress Yukie Kagawa, who was in Gamera vs. Barugon (1966), Gamera vs. Gyoas (1967), Cruel Ghost Legend (1968), Curse of the Snake Woman (1968), Horrors of the Malformed Men (1969), Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972), Toei's Spider-Man TV series (1978-79), Solar Squadron Sun Vulcan (1981-82). Joining her was former actor Sadafumi Kawahara, who himself appeared in Gamera vs. Barugon and Gamera vs. Gyaos.
Kagawa-san was extremely friendly and gave some great answers to the questions about her career. Stay tuned for more information on that interview very soon!
Later that evening, I got to meet retired Daiei Studios actress Kikuko Nishikawa, whose best known credit is Yasuzo Musumura's Kisses (1957). Nishikawa-san was likewise very friendly and was surprised to see an American who knew so much about Japanese film. She told me (more than once) that I should be a commentator on TV about Japanese movies. If only that could be the case!
Also at the dinner was Ulf Otsuki, who is always a blast hang out with. Ulf-san was very instrumental in the events of the day, and I will always be grateful for his help.