Richard Loo papers, 1937-1982

Overview of the Collection

Loo, Richard.
Richard Loo papers
1937-1982 (inclusive)
6 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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Finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Loo (d. 1983) was a Chinese-American actor best known for his numerous portrayals of Japanese soldiers in World War II movies. Loo appeared in the television program "Kung Fu" and in nearly 200 motion pictures.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains mainly mimeographed scripts for television and motion pictures in which Loo appeared, including the television program "Kung Fu" and the motion pictures "Betrayal from the East," "Across the Pacific," "Confessions of an Opium Eater," "China Sky," "China Bandit," "The Steel Helmet," "The First Yank into Tokyo," "The Web of Danger" and many others (1937-1976); miscellaneous shooting schedules, call sheets and other motion picture production material; 6 pieces of correspondence (1946-1982); photographs and film stills of Loo; newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous other materials.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Richard Loo at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

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Processing Note

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Chinese Americans.
  • Motion pictures -- United States.
  • Television programs -- United States.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Film stills.
  • Photographs.
  • Scripts.


  • Actors.

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