This article is about Sessue Hayakawa (1889 – 1973), the first Asian actor to achieve star status in Hollywood:
"No, Sessue Hayakawa, the world's most noted Japanese photoplay actor, does not dwell in a papier-mache house amid tea-cup scenery. He is working in pictures in Los Angeles, and he lives in a 'regular' bungalow, furnished in mission oak, and dresses very modishly according to American standards."
[the house he lived in during the Twenties can be seen above]
"Mr. Hayakawa's first picture success was in 'The Typhoon', following which he appeared in 'The Wrath of the Gods', and his latest success is in his role of the Japanese in the Lasky production of 'The Cheat', with Fannie Ward."