C.V. Starr East Asian Library

The Makino Mamoru Collection on the History of East Asian Film, 1863-2015, bulk 1920s-1990s

Series IX: Western Cinema (Pre-and Post-War), 1918-2003

This series contains items that are about Western cinema, many in Western languages and, in some cases, in Western languages about Japanese cinema. Subseries IX.1 contains materials related to Charlie Chaplin (Charles Spencer Chaplin, 1889-1977), the British comic actor and filmmaker, who visited Japan several times and whose assistant, Kōno Toraichi/高野虎市 (1885-1971), was Japanese.

Other famous actors, like Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) and Shirley Temple (1928-2014) have their material kept with North American cinema. For calendars and posters of Marilyn Monroe, see Subseries XVII.5 Photos and Posters: Cinema Posters. Subseries IX.2, IX.3, and IX.4 are organized by geographic area (North America, Europe and Oceania) and country. This series includes Western film magazines under Subseries IX.2, North American cinema, unless they were published in European countries and are therefore archived with those materials, Subseries IX.3.

Some of the magazines and catalogs in this series were owned by film critic Satō Tadao/佐藤忠男 (1930-) as indicated by correspondence to Satō found with the items. This includes correspondence from the American-born author of Japan, Donald Richie (1924-2013) to Satō, which accompanied Richie's film catalog for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). For film magazines in Japanese, See Subseries X.1: Pre-War and Wartime Magazines: Film Magazines, and Subseries XI.1: Post-War Magazines: Film Magazines.

For English language songbooks from Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club, see Subseries VI.16: Subject Files: Music Songbooks. This Series also has some materials related to Japanese and Western film collaborations, particularly German cinema history; these are found with German materials. For related materials, see materials for the 1937 Japanese and German collaborative film by Arnold Fanck and Itami Mansaku/伊丹万作, Atarashiki tsuchi/新しき土/New Earth, for which there is also a photo album in Series XVII: Photos and Posters.

A detailed listing of the items in Series IX can be consulted in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Subseries IX.1: Charlie Chaplin, 1930-2001

This subseries contains materials related to Charlie Chaplin and his films. It has original editions of books by and about Chaplin including one that Makino wrote was an inspiration to his Collection,My Trip Abroad(1922). It also contains two books:Chaplin: Vom grossen schönen Schweigen: Arbeit und Leben des Charles Spencer Chaplin(original German book written by Friedrich Luft, 1957) and its Japanese translationChappurin: Idai na, utsukushii chinmoku/チャップリン: 偉大な、美しい沈黙(translated by Koshibe Noboru/越部暹, 1971). The Chaplin materials contain two books signed by the author, Eto Fumio, to Makino. For more monographs about and by Charlie Chaplin that are part of the Makino Collection, but not located in the archive, please search the Columbia University Libraries online catalog.

The Charlie Chaplin materials also contain items related to Chaplin's long term Japanese assistant Kōno Toraichi/高野虎市, including scrapbooks. It also contains items from a large file (large in size not quantity) of Chaplin materials. Organized in alphabetical order by subject, the large file items include: a Chaplinsugorokuposter game from 1922 a movie theater gift poster from the film, programs and fliers for Chaplin films shown in Japan, several popular magazines special issues on Chaplin, bank, post office, and film study group fliers, a filmography, newspaper clippings, a still photograph of Chaplin, and items from a Chaplin film convention.

For photographs of Charlie Chaplin in Japan, see Series XVII: Photos and Posters (Kurishima Sumiko Album) (May-June 1932). There is also a karuta game (card game) with the images of Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (known as "Debu-chan" in Japan) from the 1910s. For Western film retrospective publications, see Subseries XV.4: Museums, Exhibitions and Film Catalogs: Film Retrospectives. For newspaper articles related to the May 15th Incident of 1932 and Charlie Chaplin, see Series XVIII: Newspapers.

Subseries IX.2: North America, 1920s-2003

This subseries includes the following topics: actors, catalogs, correspondence, directories/guides, and magazines. This subseries contains U.S. (American) film magazines and bulletins, American film stars-Marilyn Monroe and Shirley Temple, as well as Canadian film publications. It also contains materials related to Hawaii (non-film related tour guides).

Subseries IX.3: Europe, 1920s-2002

This subseries includes items concerning the cinema of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Holland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia/Soviet Union, Sweden, and Yugoslavia. The majority are Russian related. See also, Subseries VI.16: Subject Files: Proletarian Film Movements. For issues ofSoveto eiga/ソヴェト映画,see Subseries XI.1: Post-War Magazines: Film Magazines.

Subseries IX.4: Oceania, 1976-1983

In addition, Japanese books about these areas, including film in Latin American countries can be searched in the Columbia University Libraries online catalog.