Yukio Mishima was an elusive man. He was a Nobel Prize nominated writer, an actor, director and socialite. But, he also staged a failed military coup in the name of Japanese nationalism. George Mullins outlines the peculiar life of Yukio Mishima.
First hosted in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to 270 people, the ceremony lasted all of 15 minutes. Held exactly a decade before World War II, the winners had already been announced to the media three months earlier.