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Charlie Chan shows a "voodoo death fetish" to the Inspector in Voodoo Death (1957).
 
 
October 2020
 
"A cup of good tea on arising is almost preferable to handful of emeralds." (Voodoo Death)
 

1  Thursday

2  Friday
 
3  Saturday
 
Warner Oland, who would portray Charlie Chan in sixteen films, is born in the village of Nyby, Sweden in 1879.

4  Sunday

5  Monday
 
WEEKLY CHAT/FILM VIEWING:  The Black Camel starring Warner Oland, as we celebrate his birthday.  Please join us as we discuss this film LIVE, watching it together via personal video! 
 
Time: 7:30 p.m., Eastern Time (First, we share a vintage movie serial featuring Keye Luke and Sidney Toler, The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (Chapter1) , and then, following, we start our featured film at precisely 8:15!)
 

6  Tuesday

7  Wednesday

8  Thursday
 
A Special Invitational Performance of Charlie Chan at the Circus at EXPO 67 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - Family Day at the Youth Pavillion - on this day in 1967.

9  Friday
 
Benson Fong, who portrayed Charlie Chan's number three son, Tommy, in six films, is born in Sacramento, California on this day in 1916.

10  Saturday

11  Sunday

12  Monday
 
Flag Day..."Long may it wave."
 
Columbus Day
 
WEEKLY CHAT/FILM VIEWING: Please join us as we share the TV crime drama, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan, as we view and discuss TWO episodes: Backfire and Voodoo Death, sharing these adventures LIVE, watching them together via personal video!
 
Time: 7:30 p.m., Eastern Time (First, we share a vintage movie serial featuring Keye Luke and Sidney Toler, The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (Chapter 2) , and then, following, we start our featured film at precisely 8:15!)
 
 
13  Tuesday
 
George Kuwa, who portrayed Charlie Chan in The House Without a Key (1926), dies on this day in 1931. 

14  Wednesday
 
15  Thursday
 
Warner Oland emigrates with his family to the United States on this day in 1892.

16  Friday

17  Saturday
 
18  Sunday
 
Victor Sen Yung, who would portray Charlie Chan's number two son, Jimmy (later Tommy), in eighteen films, is born in San Francisco, California on this day in 1918.
 
A stage version of Keeper of the Keys, by Earl Derr Biggers, opens on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre.  Featuring William Harrigan as Inspector Charlie Chan, the three-act play runs for 23 performances on this day in 1933.
 
Twentieth Century-Fox chooses Sidney Toler to replace the deceased Warner Oland as Charlie Chan on this day in 1938.

19  Monday
 
WEEKLY CHAT/FILM VIEWING:  The Chinese Ring starring Roland Winters.  Please join us as we discuss this film LIVE, watching it together via personal video! 
 
Time: 7:30 p.m., Eastern Time (First, we share a vintage movie serial featuring Keye Luke and Sidney Toler, The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (Chapter 3), and then, following, we start our featured film at precisely 8:15!)
 

20  Tuesday

21  Wednesday
 
22  Thursday
 
Roland Winters, who portrayed Charlie Chan in six films, dies in Englewood, New Jersey on this day in 1989. 
 
23  Friday 

24  Saturday  

25  Sunday

26  Monday  
 
WEEKLY CHAT/FILM VIEWING: Please join with us for our annual Charlie Chan Family Virtual Halloween Party as we watch Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum starring Sidney Toler.  During our party we will discuss this film LIVE, watching it together via personal video! 
 
Time: 7:30 p.m., Eastern Time (First, we share a vintage movie serial featuring Keye Luke and Sidney Toler, The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (Chapter 4) , and then, following, we start our featured film at precisely 8:15!)
 

27  Tuesday

28  Wednesday

29  Thursday
 
30  Friday
 
31  Saturday
 
 
 
Hallowe'en 
 
 

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