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Box 1

Irvin Paik: writings

Scope and Contents

During the early 1970s, Irvin Paik wrote several articles relating to the issues of the image of Asians depicted in American movies and television and the limited opportunities Asian Americans open to Asian Americans in those industries. As part of his research process, he interviewed a number of Asian American actors. At the same time, Paik wrote serveral stage scripts, centered around Asian themes. Contents in this series notes from his articles and interviews, original scripts and script adaptations.
 

Articles - notes

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East-West Players

 

Drafts of an article on EWP

 

Notes from interviews with EWP figures

 

Notes from Bridge interview with EWP personnel

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"That Oriental Feeling"

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"Chinatown's First Tourists"

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"Kung Fu Fan Klub"

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"Hawaii Without Hawaiians"

 

"Asians and Asian Themes in American Films and TV" - slide show documents

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Asians and Asian Themes in American Film and TV

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Stereotypes of Asians in Motion Pictures and TV

 

Asians in the movie and TV industry

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Correspondence

 

Korean American Youth Foundation

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Asian Quest for a more beautiful motion picture and tv world

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Frank Chin

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"Writer casts satiric glance at TV programmers' insensitivity" (Rafu Shimpo 2/22/75)

 

Interviews - notes

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Interview with Nancy Kwan - notes

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George A. Sunga

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George Takei

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Geoff Wong, KCRA-TV (Sacramento)

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Khigh Dhiegh - interview

 

Scripts

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"Three Sisters" - theatrical review

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"A Brief Biographical Sketch of a Newly-Found Asian Male" - dramatized

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"Korean Pumpkins" (teleplay)

 

Cultural and Ethnic Minorities Series, LAUSD

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#11: "Asian American History"

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#12: "Asian American Culture"

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#13: "Asian American Problems"

 

East-West Players scripts

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"S.W.A.M.P."

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"Miss Asia 1975"

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"Kusabira: a commentary"

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"Migawari Zazen"

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"The Fox and the Trapper"

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"Bible Bomber" (script outline for "Harry-O"

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"The night Yuki threw the potato chips at Pat Li" (EWP vignette)

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"Nolbo and Heungbo: a Korean folk tale" (empty document binder)

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Asian American organization records

Scope and Contents

In the early 1970s, Irvin Paik was active in several organizations relating to the issues of the image of Asians in media and the demand for increased opportunities for Asian Americans in movies, television and stage. Contents of this series include meeting minutes, documents, correspondence and photographs.
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Brotherhood of Artists

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Chinese Media Committee

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Japanese American Citizens League

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Asian Americans for Fair Media

Scope and Contents

Irvin Paik was active in several organizations concerned with Asian American media issues, both for the promotion of opportunities for Asian Americans and for elimination of stereotypical images of Asians. Contents of this series include documents, meeting minutes, correspondence, and photographs.
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East-West Players

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Miscellaneous files

Scope and Contents

As part of his research, Irvin Paik collected information relating to the condition of Asian American actors, plays developed for performance by the East-West Players and particular issues of protest. Contents of this series include files on actors, specific plays and photographs.
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Asian actors

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Asian actresses

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Charlie Chan - notes

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Game shows

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"Gold Watch" - "Ghosts"

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Kyogen

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"Lovely Ladies..."

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Anna and the King of Siam : TV

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Misc photos

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Protest

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News clippings

Scope and Contents

This series consists of newspaper and magazine articles collected on a range of Asian and Asian American-themes in American movies, television and stage, including broad themes (e.g. "Asian theater"), individual actors, plays and programs.
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Ahn, Philip

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Asian contacts

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Asian History, Nisei

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Asian humor

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Asian theater

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Asians and war

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Asians in media

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Asians in move/tv industry

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Asians in World War II

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Bigots

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Bride of Fu Manchu

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Bridge on the River Kwai

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Catfink cartoon: Crusader Rabbit, Dr. Doolittle

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Census

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Channel 52

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Characters

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Charlie Chan - reviews

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Chicken Coop Chinaman

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A child in prison camp

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Chung, Byron

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Cry for Happy

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Current prejudice, 1972

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East-West Players

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Farewell to Manzanar

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"Five Fingers of Death" and other karate

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Focus - NBC 1972

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Fong, Benson

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Fu Manchu

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Funai, Helen

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General Yamashita

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Gidra

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Go For Broke

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Gold Watch, No Place Tired Ghost

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Gone With the Wind

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Good Earth

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Guilty By Reason of Race

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Harada, Ernest

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Haru, Sumi

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Hawaii 5-0, television

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Hayakawa, Sessue

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Hays Office, MP censorship

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Howe, James Wong

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Ichino, Laurie

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Iko, Mimiko

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Japanese culture, people

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Judge Dee

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Kentucky Jones

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KHJ-TV documentary search of reality

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Kim, Randy

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King and I

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Korean imigrants

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Kung Fu - Beaton / Miller

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Kung Fu - Davide Carradine

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Kwan, Frank

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Lee, Ming Cho

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Little People, 1972

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Lost Horizon, 1972

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Luke, Keye

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M.A.S.H. TV, 1972

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Madame Sin

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Mako

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Misunderstanding China - CBS-TV

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Mr. Moto

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Mr. T and Tina

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Non-stereotypes, Asian

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Oh, Soon Taik

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Osmonds

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Pacific Overtures

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The "Peking-Taiwan Project" / Sam Rolfe

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Portrayal of Asians

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Quest

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Quo, Beulah

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Relocation

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Retreat from Kiska

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Shimoda, Yuki

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Soh, John

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Soon, Terrance Tam

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Story ideas

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Stranger and the Gunfighter

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Tamiroff, Akim

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Teahouse film

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Three Stooges

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Toguri, Iva

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Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Toyota, Tritia

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20s and 30s whites as Asians

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Two Worlds of Jim Yoshida

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Vietnam in media

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Vietnam refugees

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Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down, television, 1970-71

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Wong, Anna May

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World War II invasion - Japan

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Yashima, Momo

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Yoshioka, Adele

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Yun, Lang

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Yung, Victor Sen

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Audio-Visual

Scope and Contents

Apart from his writings, much of Irvin Paik's contributions were as a photographer, videographer and sound recorder. Contents of this series include recordings of interviews and television and stage programs (reel-to-reel tapes) short video programs (DVDs), and a narrated slide show.
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Asian American actors - interviews

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Philip Ahn interview

Physical Description: 1.0 Reels
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Pat Morita interview

Physical Description: 2.0 Reels
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George Takei interview

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Sam Chu Lin, etc. on Asians in media

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Irvin Paik productions

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Asians in Movies

Box 3, Disk Commercial Spoof & A Hyphenated American

Commercial Spoof

 

A Hyphenated American

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Recorded programs

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Gold Watch (scenes)

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Relocation

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James Wong Howe

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Japanese American panel

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Korean Pickle Jar (Korean-American talent show, 1962)

 

Band

 

"A Bushel and a Peck"

 

dance

 

"I Enjoy Being a Girl"

 

"Gliding Through My Memory"

 

"Grandmother Has a Fine Time"

 

Korean drama

 

Korean song

 

Latin piece

 

"Lovely Hula Hands"

 

"The Man Who Never Returned"

 

"Never Part"

 

pantomime

 

selection

 

sing-along

 

"Stroll Along the Shore"

 

"Who's Gonna Hold Her Hand?"

 

Slides

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Asian Stereotypes

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Reel of unmounted B&W slides

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Misc B&W unmounted slides

Box 3, OTHERTYPE Extra slides B&W

Reel of unmounted B&W slides

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Filmstrips

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Karate-themed commercial

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Unnamed commercial