The Postman’s Posts (all posts)

Ah yes, those Chinese Fortune Cookies…or are they Japanese?

July 20th is National Fortune Cookie Day, yummy! Who hasn't eaten at a Chinese Restaurant, or picked up some take-out, without looking forward to that delectable treat filled with words of wisdom--the fortune cookie? Could it be these strange configurations we have grown to know and love are not what we think? But first, in … Continue reading Ah yes, those Chinese Fortune Cookies…or are they Japanese?

The Chinese Cat (1944): a nod to The Maltese Falcon (1941)?

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)?

“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.

The 2021 Charlie Chan Family Home Newsletter. Plus, Sherwin-Williams paint suggests Arugula Pizza and Cherries Jubilee this holiday!

I'll get to the newsletter later (link's at bottom, check it out!) But first, regarding those holiday recommendations I got in an email from Sherwin-Williams I ask you, "have things gotten out of hand?" First, I'm not that fond of arugula (especially on pizza). Second, what the heck are they doing suggesting holiday food menus? … Continue reading The 2021 Charlie Chan Family Home Newsletter. Plus, Sherwin-Williams paint suggests Arugula Pizza and Cherries Jubilee this holiday!

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!