Actors and Estates/contact information?

Thomas LaMarre, Prof. thomas.lamarre at
Wed Mar 10 09:13:38 EST 2010


Did you try Kawakita?  It has many Shochiku photos.  If they have the photos on file there, you simply pay a fee for the prints and have permission to use for educational purposes provided you cite Kawakita.


On 10/03/10 12:16 AM, "Sarah Frederick" <sfred at> wrote:

I am working with some photographs of Japanese studio actors and need to reproduce them for publication.  They are not film stills but posed directly, which I believe means that I need the actors' permission.  I apologize if this is in Aaron and Markus's book already, but is there some means by which to find addresses for such people or their family's (many are deceased)?  Generally, these are not particularly famous actors.  Many were Shochiku, but Shochiku has no information on them.  Does that mean I am unlikely to find them by other means?   I am familiar with these issues for copyright, but not sure how to go about finding actors.

Thank you in advance for any guidance.

Sarah Frederick
Associate Professor of Japanese
Dept. Modern Languages
   and Comparative Literature
Boston University
718 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
sfred at

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