Rev. Phil Zwerling

Looking for Otto Yamaoka

We are invited into the world of 1930’s Hollywood this morning with our guest, Reverend Philip Zwerling.  While researching Dashiell Hammett’s novel The Thin Man and the six MGM movies, Rev. Zwerling discovered American bit actor Otto Yamaoka and his sister and acting colleague, Iris.  In 1942 Otto and Iris were imprisoned by the U.S. government.  Where did they go? Did Hollywood notice?  What is their legacy today?