Eskimo Star: From the Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story

Lael Morgan


Eskimo Star: From the Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story

Eskimo Star: From the Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story

  • Title: Eskimo Star: From the Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story
  • Author: Lael Morgan
  • ISBN: 9781935347125
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback



The blazing marquee of the plush Astor Theater in New York City billed the 1933 premier of Eskimo as THE BIGGEST PICTURE EVER MADE, propelling an 27 year old Inupiat Eskimo from Candle, Alaska, to overnight stardom The handsome actor was not only the first Alaskan to become a Hollywood movie star but also the first non white actor to play in a leading role.This is the sThe blazing marquee of the plush Astor Theater in New York City billed the 1933 premier of Eskimo as THE BIGGEST PICTURE EVER MADE, propelling an 27 year old Inupiat Eskimo from Candle, Alaska, to overnight stardom The handsome actor was not only the first Alaskan to become a Hollywood movie star but also the first non white actor to play in a leading role.This is the story of Ray Wise Mala, the talented and enterprising son of an itinerant Russian trader and an Eskimo mother Mala became part of the white man s world but for most of his life struggled to find a place in it, discriminated against because of his mixed race and his father s Jewish faith At age 16, Mala got his break in Alaska in 1921 when hired to help film Primitive Love in which he was given a role Mala appeared in than 25 films over the next three decades, playing Hawaiians, South Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and other exotics.


Recent Comments "Eskimo Star: From the Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story"

This book is in need of some serious edits. The facts about Mala are interesting, but there is a lot of fluff - and some of it is very poorly worded. How on earth did references to "Orientals" make it past an editor in 2011?!

Okay, I admit it, I'm biased This book contains some of my personal family history. However, it's a great book, especially for anyone interested in Ray Mala and/or the early days of Hollywood. Three cheers to Lael Morgan for doing such a wonderful job with this book!


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