There was an exhibit of paintings of movie posters at our local shopping center. The artist himself was there, and my husband says he is quite well-known in Japan.
I think Japanese men of a certain generation (elderly men) enjoy American westerns.
Audrey Hepburn is arguably Japan’s favorite western movie actress.
They love her movies, like this one–Roman Holiday.
I don’t know exactly why Japanese people love Audrey so much, but I think it has something to do with her dark-haired beauty and gamine figure. It’s something Japanese women can aspire to.
Marilyn Monroe is not nearly as popular here, and I’m guessing for the same reason. Japanese women won’t ever look like Marilyn, and don’t bother trying.
Japanese movie stars of old.