Cats are famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) for chasing birds. With stealth-like prowess the cat remains still as a statue until the unsuspecting bird, detecting no movement, feels safe. Then...they pounce! So is the case we have here with the Charlie Chan film The Chinese Cat (1944), Monogram Pictures Corporation. Here … Continue reading The Chinese Cat (1944): a nod to The Maltese Falcon (1941)?
Author: Lou Armagno
May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i.
May Day (May 1st to celebrate spring) holds a special significance in the Land of Aloha. Because May Day is Lei Day in Hawai'i! A holiday to honor the tradition of sharing or giving a lei was the brainchild of poet Don Blanding, known as the “Poet Laureate of Hawai‘i.” In 1927 he came up with … Continue reading May Day is Lei Day in Hawai’i.
“Calling all cars. Calling all cars!” Be on the lookout for book titled: Romantic Moon.
World Book Night is April 23, 2022 (Yes, that was no slip of the pen...Book Night!) We are on a mission and YOU may be our last hope! Members of the Charlie Chan Family Home have been searching for either the book or an explanation of the book jacket titled, Romantic Moon. It can be … Continue reading “Calling all cars. Calling all cars!” Be on the lookout for book titled: Romantic Moon.
Tall, shy and worth $1 Billion, “The Richest Little Girl in the World” walked into a Charlie Chan novel!
March is Women's History Month. So today we look at real-life socialite Doris Duke, who found herself inside Author Earl Derr Biggers' 1926 novel, The Chinese Parrot. The Chinese Parrot (1926). In the second Charlie Chan novel Parrot, Detective Chan is asked a personal favor by his past employer and longtime friend Sally Jordan (née: … Continue reading Tall, shy and worth $1 Billion, “The Richest Little Girl in the World” walked into a Charlie Chan novel!
Do not challenge supernatural unless armed with sword of truth.
"Kung Hei Fat Choi!" Today, according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar begins THE YEAR OF THE TIGER (February 1st, 2022 - January 31st, 2023.) And since our Detective Charlie Chan was of Chinese ancestry, I thought it appropriate to post about that today! Tradition tells us to first visit the eldest seniors in the family … Continue reading Do not challenge supernatural unless armed with sword of truth.
The Return of Charlie Chan. Huh? The restaurant that is in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Happy New Year! I've some exciting news to help ring in 2022. After a brief closure, The Charlie Chan Restaurant, Cambridge, United Kingdom is once again open continuing a legacy that spans 67 years of dedicated service! This fine establishment may hold the title, "Oldest Charlie Chan Restaurant still open for business!" See my November … Continue reading The Return of Charlie Chan. Huh? The restaurant that is in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
This December a Grand Lady turns 80: The USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, HI
In Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) the USS Arizona can be seen sailing through The Panama Canal. On film, Detective Charlie Chan was there to thwart efforts by suspect foreign agents to sabotage the U.S. Fleet. However, even he couldn't protect this Lady from the deadly surprise attack to actually take place the following year...in … Continue reading This December a Grand Lady turns 80: The USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, HI
Like the Sunday Funnies? Then you’re in luck. As of yesterday The Charlie Chan Sunday Comics are back!
Are you tired of Mary Worth's lethargic pace? Is The Born Loser starting to bore you? Does Doonsbury get under your skin? Then you're in luck! Because yesterday, October 31st, began another three and one-half years romp through The Charlie Chan Sunday Comics (no trick, just treat!) On October 30, 1938, a Sunday comic strip … Continue reading Like the Sunday Funnies? Then you’re in luck. As of yesterday The Charlie Chan Sunday Comics are back!
Celebrate 20 years of the Charlie Chan Family Home, and try on one of 272 Panama Hats in “The Study.”
This month (October 3rd to be exact) we honor Webmaster Rush Glick as he celebrates 20 years since launching his Charlie Chan Family Home Website. And in recognition of this benchmark we'll look inside just one of the 27 separate page links on the site, "The Study." Why this page? Because there you will find … Continue reading Celebrate 20 years of the Charlie Chan Family Home, and try on one of 272 Panama Hats in “The Study.”