The House on Punchbowl Hill

The cooling breath of a tradewind breeze...

Hibiscus flower in the moonlight...

The golden light of the setting tropical sun...

The Charlie Chan Family Home

The cooling caress of a tradewind breeze, carrying with it the subtle perfume of plumeria, gently sways the palms and rustles the glistening leaves of the algaroba trees that shade the house nestled on the upper slope of Punchbowl Hill above the bustling tropical city of Honolulu.  This house, now a virtual  museum, has been the ancestral home to the Chan family for decades.  So, please dear visitor, accept an unworthy yet heartfelt welcome to you, our honored guest!

Each room of this venerable old home will hopefully offer an opportunity to learn a few new facts about the life and work of illustrious detective and family patriarch Charlie Chan.

"Charlie Chan" ("Chan Cha-Li")

Please feel free to wander through our small museum by using the links provided at the top of this and all of our pages, or, for more detailed information, you may prefer to begin your tour by first visiting our Directory.

Question?  Comment?  Would you like to be added to our emailing list regarding our weekly Chat/Film Viewings?  Please drop us a line at:

Also, please consider joining us within the humble, friendly confines of our Chat Room each Monday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Following arrivals, greetings, and the sharing of a weekly "extra," our group viewing of another Charlie Chan film, watched live, together, via personal video or online, begins at 8:15.  There is always a chair waiting for you, our honored guest, at our table.
Our Message Board offers the opportunity for you to offer your thoughts, pose questions, learn of upcoming events, and more!

Please share in our humble dialogue...

And...please be sure to pay a visit to our Calendar and our Bulletin Board where we post current information on events, releases, etc. that relate to Charlie Chan.

"Thank you - so much."


OUR WEEKLY CHAT/FILM VIEWING (Charlie Chan Film Tour 2020!):

Monday, October 26

Please consider accepting this humbly offered invitation to join with us as we continue our THIRD DECADE of Charlie Chan Family Chats with our 2020 tour through the Charlie Chan film series with a viewing on Monday, October 26 of Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, starring Sidney Toler, as we hold our ANNUAL CHARLIE CHAN FAMILY VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY!!  This has been our longest running annual event and is always a highlight of our year-long film journey together!  Everyone is hereby invited to come INCOGNITO in "virtual costume" of ANY character from a Charlie Chan movie: good or evil, human or animal, or even animate or inanimate (as we have had at least one visit from the “White Fox Fur”!).  Masks are removed at the conclusion of our evening!  So, be duly warned…THIS IS A NIGHT OF FRIGHT AND FUN!!!  See you there!!!
We will be watching our feature together through the magic of synchronized video players or from online versions via YouTube, etc.!  We begin our evenings at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, with arrivals and greetings.  First, we enjoy a short movie serial "extra" together, and then, at precisely 8:15, we start our synchronized playing our personal copies of our feature for that night!

If you do not have access to a copy of our featured presentation (please note: a good number of Charlie Chan movies, and others, are available via the Internet at such sites as YouTube, dailymotion, and retrovisionmedia), please join with us anyway!  Our conversation wanders from the picture at hand to most any subject relating to Charlie Chan, and you will be included in all of the fun!  Need it be said that ALL are most welcome, especially "first-timers"?

So, we hope to see you in our Chat Room this Monday evening, as there is always a chair awaiting you, our honored guest...



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ThisTV, available on many cable networks as well as via local broadcast in some regions, is one reliable outlet for occasional showings of Charlie Chan!   Other good possibilies are MeTV, Antenna TV, COZI TV, and Movies! TV Network (which has recently aired Chan films!).  Please monitor your local listings regularly for information, and feel free to request Charlie Chan at their Web site.
Also, please take a moment to suggest a Charlie Chan movie be shown on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) via their "Help Center," and, in fact, please do so with regularity!  You may suggest a specific film, or you may also suggest "Any Charlie Chan movie."  Together we have made a difference...  Also, please let us know if you discover a listing for a showing of a Charlie Chan film either locally or nationally!


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