JAMES SHIGETA

Bold signature and inscription, “To John/With/Best Regards/James/Shigeta,” in blue fountain pen on a 6×4 white index card.  Very fine condition, with a small magazine photograph affixed at the bottom right corner.  Undated on the reverse side, but likely early 1960s.  John Verzi collection.  Unsuccessfully groomed as a leading man early in his career, James Shigeta was for a brief time Hllywood’s biggest East Asian star.  He soon reverted to character roles, appearing in films such as Die Hard (1988) and scores of television series during a career that spanned five decades.

$25