Eiga Star: Toshiro Mifune in Japanese Film-Fan Magazines

Toshiro Mifune

Screen icon Toshiro Mifune in Eiga Fan magazine, 1952

Japanese movie star Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) was a "New Face" of Toho Studios in 1947, when the country's fan-magazine industry was in full bloom. In conjunction with our series Samurai Rebellion: Toshiro Mifune, Screen Icon, Film Research Associate Jason Sanders rounded up a sampling of of-the-era images from the BAMPFA Film Library and Study Center's Japanese fan-magazine collection. Story and slideshow here.