"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.
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.
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
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.”
Ever wonder where that old favorite of the '60s and '70s television disappeared to? You know what I'm talking about--The karate chop! That open-hand slice to the back of the neck that took down an adversary in record time. And it was pretty safe too! When someone woke-up from it they just shook their head … Continue reading What ever happened to that ole classic: The Karate Chop?
This month we're celebrating Ohio Author Earl Derr Biggers 137th birthday (August 26, 1884) with a look at Seven Keys Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. The lodge bears tribute to Biggers, but one surprisingly not related to his fictional Detective Charlie Chan! Rather, built in 1917 it pays homage to Biggers' first successful mystery novel, … Continue reading Need a place to write that mystery? Seven Keys Lodge in Colorado has a history of mystery!
Now here's a fluke--a well earned one, too! James Hong, Son No.1 to J. Carrol Naish's, Charlie Chan in The New Adventures of Charlie Chan, is getting his just deserves...a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Class of 2022! At 92-years young, Actor James Hong is going strong! "Hong, recently provided the voice of … Continue reading Hey Pop move over. I got a Star on Hollywood, too!
John Noland Life can indeed be ironic--grave and tragically ironic. Three years ago this month, June 15th, 2018, the family of John Noland made the heavy-hearted decision to disconnect John from life support. In his own small way (as we all are) John was a hero of sorts, most notably for me within the world … Continue reading One last Aloha’oe (fond farewell) to John Noland and his comic strip “Chinatown Cop.”
If you're travel plans happen to take you to The Philippine Islands or Honolulu, Hawaii, then order-in and try one of Yellow Cab Pizza Company's best sellers: Charlie Chan Pasta! "Masarap" (delicious) is what you'll say once you've tasted this world-renowned dish! OK...Well, I've never actually tasted Charlie Chan Pasta, but this dish is certainly … Continue reading Yellow Cab’s Charlie Chan Pasta – “Masarap!”
Heading to Hawaii anytime soon? Skip the Luau and try The Friends of the Library of Hawaii bookstore sale in Kakaako on the Island of Oahu! While living 14 years on the islands, I looked forward to this annual event like Christmas or a birthday. One of the oldest continuously running book sales in the … Continue reading A 70-year old Hawaiian tradition; one I sorely miss!