Lot 49: Haruo Nakajima Hand Signed Card.....Wore Original Godzilla Costume...
October 21, 2016
Worcester, MA, USALive Auction
Description: 5 x 3.5 card which Haruo Nakajima Hand Signed His Name in 2 Languages...Haruo Nakajima (中島 春雄 Nakajima Haruo?) (born January 1, 1929) is a Japanese actor, best known for portraying Godzilla from the 1950s through the early 1970s. Haruo Nakajima was Godzilla for 12 movies straight. Nakajima was born in Yamagata, Japan. He is considered by many to be the best suit actor in the long history of the franchise. At the time, Toho's visual effects director, Eiji Tsuburaya considered Nakajima completely invaluable, and was employed to essay the roles of most of the kaiju (Japanese monsters) during his career as a suit actor. After 24 years, Nakajima retired from suit acting upon completion of Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), when the studio cycled him out of their contract actor system, after Toho had been split into several subsidiaries in 1970.