Chat Archive 10/5/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for October 5, 2020

The Black Camel

The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (Chapter 1)

Captain Bob
dangerous$ angel & foxxxxx
Mike n Rachel in DC

Captain Bob has joined this room

Captain Bob: will return at 7:30

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Good evening, Captain Bob!

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush: See you in a few minutes?

Matt1: Hello Rush & CB!

Rush: Matt….Good evening!

Rush: How are you tonight?

Matt1: Very good, thnx….u?

Rush: Keeping as cool as I can!

Matt1: How are the fires out there?

Rush: Over a hundred today.

Matt1: Yikes!

Captain Bob: Thank you for your welcome

Rush: None in my area, thankfully.

Rush: They are un north.

Rush: (up)

Matt1: 100+ in October?

Captain Bob: are both of you in California

Rush: Great to have you with us, Captain Bob!

Rush: I am in the San Diego area.

Matt1: Fires not making the news here, sadly. I just wanted to ask

Rush: Matt’s in Florida.

Captain Bob: so am I…..south of Tampa

Rush: High temperatures happen.

Rush: We are a costal desert here.

Matt1: lol, St. Pete, near SkyWay Bridge!

Rush: Weather “weathers.”

Rush: AH!

Rush: Two Floridians!

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Captain Bob: Palmetto, other end of SWay!

Rush: mike and Rachel!

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Rush: Good evening!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *salute Capt. Bob*

Rush: Please meet our newest member, Captain bob.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very happy to meet you!

Captain Bob: thanks…..aloha mui nui!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Aloha. Another Hawaiian?

Rush: If it’s okay, we will probably type you in as CB, Captain!

Captain Bob: no problem

Rush: As things get rolling, we quickly go for abbreviations!

Rush: 🙂

tenman has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel: “Captain Bob? Oh my!”

Rush: Tenman!


Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening 10man!

Rush: Great to see you again!

Matt1: Hello Ten!

tenman: Hola all!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Abbreviations help those of us who type slowly. 🙂

Rush: captain Bob, how did you find us?

Rush: Agreed, Mike!!!


Captain Bob: your website, the name is very catchy!

Rush: AH!

Rush: Nice to hear!

Rush: TYSM!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We were also attracted by the “family” idea, Rush. 🙂

Matt1: I’m cued here….26 min for the short?

Rush: Well, you are our Guest of Honor tonight!

Rush: We might have one or two other such guests tonight, perhaps!

Rush: We shall see!

Rush: Do you have a copy of tonight’s movie, CB?

Rush: If not, you can use the link above for an online copy.

Captain Bob: the black camel, yes……

Rush: Very good!

Rush: We will begin our movie at 15 after the hour.

Rush: In about 4 minutes we will watch the first chapter of the serial “The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack” with Keye Luke and Sidney toler!

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of the best Chans!

Rush: For that one, we all use the link above!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very excited to see Toler in the serial, too.

Rush: I agree, Matt!

Rush: In fact, I have to say that “The Black Camel” is my favorite!

Matt1: Agreed!

Rush: For our serial, we need to start at the 10 second mark as there is an “intro”

Matt1: Ok

Rush: Hopefully no embedded commercials!

Rush: 75 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. Cued past the commercial intro.

Rush: 60 seconds to go…

Hawaii_ has joined this room

Rush: Everyone ready?

Rush: CB?

Matt1: Ready Here!

Captain Bob: yepper

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx has joined this room

Rush: Hawaii….(Steve?)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Locked and loaded in DC!

Rush: 30 seconds…

Matt1: Hello A & F! & HI

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: LOADED & LOCKED in NC!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey A&F

Rush: 25

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15….

Hawaii_: Aloha from the Land of THE BLACK CAMEL !!!

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *zoom!*

Rush: Aloha….Steve!


Mike n Rachel in DC: OH. This is the graduation music!

Rush: Serial just started….

Matt1: Yikes, volume turned WAY up from last week 

Rush: WELCOMEAngel and Fox!

Rush: Dangerous or not!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hello ALL! We are at 0:40. Yes?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha Steve. We still have the ambition to travel to Hawaii and stay at the Royal Hawaiian to see all of the Chan sights.

Rush: Yes, Matt! I can actually hear this one!!!

Rush: Air show….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Marjorie, Lord of Marjories

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oops

Rush: YOW!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hawaii_, Royal of Hawaiis

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THAT made ME smile!!

Hawaii_: Mike & Rachel – Good luck with that. Serious rise of infections and deaths now.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Smilin Jack: the pilot who does not crash into buildings

Rush: Our film tonight will bring back very fond memories, Steve!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yikes! Maybe next year!

Rush: Dogfight!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: He’s gotta quit that smilin’. Send him to Spain.

Rush: Biplanes go wild!

Rush: Bombing!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Guernica

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: This is more than a little macabre, with emphasis on the -re and live ammo.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: And our BEST CHINA!

Mike n Rachel in DC: ah so…happier regions!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Picasso is in here somewhere.

Rush: “1941 Chungking”

Rush: Guernica.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Can we get those noodles?

Rush: Nationalist Chinese emblem on the car.

Hawaii_: Yes, Rush. A few of the Chan family have visited the Royal Hawaiian with yours truly.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: A MALE plane? CHAUVINIST!!

Rush: By the way…Keye luke….

Matt1: Time, plz?

Mike n Rachel in DC: There will be two more when it’s possible, Steve. We’re dialed into your website. 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: KEYE to the FUTURE!!

Hawaii_: Rush, In 2010, you and I went to every possible site related to TBC. I remember it well.

Rush: YES, Steve!

Rush: You can fill us in as we see the movie!

Rush: In fact, you live right in the neighborhood of the opening scenes!

Rush: Sidney toler….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: General looks fighty mamiliar.

Rush: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I want a xylophone for the new house.

Rush: Yes, Angel!

Rush: Nice way to pass the time!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Xylophones are SO 90’s. Get an mbira. It’s the latest thing…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R. You are always right. Please provide mpirical evidence to my dealer on this alleged mbira. They’ll alert airports. Airports may want mbiras.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: LET’S play HAVOC!!

Rush: “LUCY….”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lucy? She’s going to move the football

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: If Marjorie Lord had known she’d wind up stage-wed to Danny Thomas she’d have USED that strychnine on the teacozy.

Rush: Looked like her at first glance!

Rush: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’ve got a rap.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Angel:

tenman: I know the guy who’s smilin Jack fomr somewhere else, but can’t place where

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: They both oughta be beech-slapped.

Mike n Rachel in DC: …SO cool…

Rush: Just so it’s not a mile long, Angel!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: More xylophones.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The Midol is kicking in.

Hawaii_ has left this room

Hawaii_Steve has joined this room

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush: If it gets to be a mile, we turn it sideways. Start again.

Matt1: wb Steve!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Impossible to find a Chinese restaurant in this town.

Rush: AH! WB, Steve!

Rush: )

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: “Australian intelligence”. Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?

Rush: Official, now!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Matt. I’m signing in on a wide screen version of the Chat Room tonight. It’s the only way I could get on.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Just change the streetsigns.

Rush: I have had that happen, too, Steve!

Rush: Secret door!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: My humble door. Hmmm. Hmble.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Woulda been cheaper for the Japs to have hired Vincent Price, sold Tojo’s contract to Republic or Monogram.

Rush: “The Black Samurai.”

Hawaii_Steve: Before tonight’s chat room discussion, I decided to do a bit of research on “my research” of the Black Camel.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Many “round eyes” find path to humble door

Rush: Yes!

tenman: And HS, what did you find?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’d walk 1.67 kilometers for a Black Camel.

Rush: Yes, Steve?

Rush: I’d go the whole mile, Angel!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: This guy looks like he could RUN a mile. An obvious fakir.

Rush: 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: If I have your permission, please indulge me with facts related to my research of THE BLACK CAMEL in Hawaii.

Rush: WOW!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The other is the tuba-ist.

Rush: pool cue!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not the You Tuba-ist!

Rush: yes, of course, Steve!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R     

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The penalty is Horror Carey?

Rush: “Hari Kiri”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Drew’s brother?

Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s ruthless. Where’s Ruth? (Firesign Theater reprise)

Rush: Harry?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Try the Ginger Root. Very piquant.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Harry? I hope she’s not Harry!

Rush: Are you still with us CB?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R—I wonder where Ruth is?

Hounder has joined this room

tenman: Wasn’t Harry Carry in some detective movies?

Rush: Hounder!


Rush: How are you and your mom tonight?

Hounder: Hi everyone. Howdy CB

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Hounder!

Rush: hello!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: HOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNDER! Pull up a bombshell! Join our Axis!! We’re pretending to be Chinese!

Hounder: we toddle along. Thanks for asking.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: O Solo Mio

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: SAFE TODDLING!

Mike n Rachel in DC: So…everything comes from Berlin. Where’s Inspector Strasser when we need him?

Rush: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Toler being here cracks me up.

Hounder: :

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Houndr.

Hawaii_Steve: Hounder

Captain Bob: having dinner with col. hogan

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Hounder: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Suggest the governor pay ME 50 cents, specifically a 1935 Liberty Walking half dollah.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: It’s Jack Benny!

Rush: To those arriving and recently arrived, we have our Honored Guest, Captain Bob!

Hounder: aloha has. Long time.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *vroom*

Rush: Nice plane.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Let’s break out the vodka now.

Hawaii_Steve: In the middle 1990s, I began buying 16mm films related to Hawaii, i.e. features, TV episodes, cartoons, newsreels, soundies, etc.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Open door?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dude…there’s nothing out there

Rush: Pig Latin comes in handy!

Hounder: starting to get things ready to head south near the end of the month, Mom permitting

tenman: You have a way to play these? Are you moving them to digita;l?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: CORRECTION: You DO have all day. S.J. here may not have all day. Thanks to YOUR open-door policy, you bat rastard.

Rush: Yes, Hounder?

Hounder: and praying for those in the path of Delta.

Louise has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ig-pay Attin-lay

Rush: Yes.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: And in the path of Pan Am.

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Louise: Hello Chan Clan!

Hawaii_Steve: On 2004 Aug 24: I purchase a 16mm film print of THE BLACK CAMEL from Randy M., Long Beach, CA.
Cost: $635.20 (including insurance and tax).

2004 Nov 20: I purchased VHS tape of THE BLACK CAMEL from Anthony T. Cost: $12.99.

Rush: Louise!

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: LOUEEEZ!! You have been CHOSEN!

Hounder: Starting to get cool here and having trouble keeping Mkm warm.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oowise-lay!

Hounder: hi louise!

Louise: I am always happy to be here for a birthday party!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Pretend to be on a peaceful demonstration.

Hawaii_Steve: Hello Louise.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Happy Natal Day to WHO?

Rush: Yes, Louise!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Buncha Pekingese.

Louise: Warner Oland

Rush: And, there is a slice of our virtual cake for everyone tonight!

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Time to throw that guy out the door, Jack

Rush: Happy Birthday WARNER OLAND!

Louise: I, too, was wondering why we went back to Black Camel until I saw Rush’s email.

Rush: yes, mike!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Offer him a Chesterfield. They satisfy.

Mike n Rachel in DC: “I’ll try to get the Jap”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: If S.J. had a sense of smell not only would he have noticed the smoke, he’d have noticed the script.

tenman: How old was the 16mm print?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Janet – safe

Matt1: Wasn’t this a no smoking flight?

Rush: Reminded me of WC Fields’ fall from the peak.

Hawaii_Steve: Mr. Oland turned 141 years old on the 3rd. Not bad.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Jack – um…pull the ripcord

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: W.O. looks better EVERY YEAR.

Rush: Next week! PART TWO!

Rush: Will the rip cord rip?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Next Week LUCKY Strikes!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, either Jack’s parachute opens or this is a very short serial

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Will Pearl make the train?

Rush: Next!

Rush: “The Black Camel”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Will Snidely make the mortgage?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: BUY WAR BONDS!!

Rush: 8 1/2 minutes to go…

Matt1: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Rush: My dad did for me, Angel…long before I was born!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Back with The B.C. momentarily! I’ll just throw this Fox over my chair to save my spot.

Rush: You got me, matt!

Rush: I need to cue up my copy….

Hounder: Cool rush. Did you cash them in yet?

Mike n Rachel in DC: My dad was busy dodging Germans…no war bonds for us

Matt1: Cued to opening title!

tenman: A few minutes to work through this bag of caramels…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I had to dodge darts when i was a kid, but i still walked uphill both ways to save smokes for the effort & i bought more war bonds than any pip in Poughkeepsie.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Are the BLACK caramels, tenman? (sorry)

Louise: Carmels! I need popcorn and will go make it later.

Rush: Captain Bob, please pause your copy of “The Black Camel” at the OPENING TITLE.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: tenman, you gotta be tough to work thru caramels. Don’t get stuck.

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Rush: GS!


Matt1: Hello GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Hounder: hi gs!

Louise: Hi GS

Godwinshelley2: Howdy all

Rush: I love seeing that “2” after your name!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: GodWINNNNNNN! Godwin Shelley! [Coming, Mother!]

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS. Are you in IN?

Rush: It means you can stay on for a while!

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: I registered the Godwinshelley – but can’t recall how to call it back up on your new system


dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: We’ll leave the lice on for ya.

Rush: 4 minutes to go….

Godwinshelley2: It won’t let me do the Godwinshelley because it is registered

Hawaii_Steve: 2006 Feb 18: Received first email from Steve Owens, who had read the Honolulu Advertiser article. Owens refers me to Rush. Feb 27 Mo: Attended Chan Family Home Chat Room for first time. Chat with Rush Glick, Virginia, and other members.

Rush: Everyone ready?

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued

Godwinshelley2: Hello HS

Louise: CUED here

Rush: Wow, steve!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hawaii_S…Sounds like evidence to me. Book ’em, Danno.

Godwinshelley2: Im in Delaware – and hope to be here for awhile

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ready to drive the camel, Rush!

Rush: A real blast from the past!

Rush: Ready here, too!

Rush: Very good, GS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: 2006! We are in the presence of History.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: GS, is it true they don’t have dew, they have DuPont, on the lawns Delaware mornings?

Godwinshelley2: Glad I didn’t have to get on our Bay Bridge yesterday – there was a jumper and the backup was 5 1/2 hours long trying to get that person off the bridge without falling

Rush: coming up to TWO MINUTES to go!!!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Tin can in readiness?

Rush: “Happy Birthday….WARNER OLAND!”

Matt1: Ready!

Hawaii_Steve: Test.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: WAR-NER! WARN-ER!!

Rush: 90 seconds…

Hawaii_Steve: Hello GWS

Hounder: ready here

tenman: MAybe we can have HS go into more detail on the message board? I’d like more details about his colleciotn

Rush: 75 seconds…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Cue the cards.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: *rattles Jujubes*

Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts plume*

Rush: 60 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: O-land

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: *slaps fox*

Rush: 50 seconds…

Louise: wiggles in seat

Hawaii_Steve: Tenman, everything about the collection is posted on my website.

Rush: 40 seconds…

tenman: url?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: GO Charlie!!

Hawaii_Steve: Cued to Fox logo. Correct?

Rush: 30 seconds…

Dona has joined this room

Rush: 25…

Godwinshelley2: after

Rush: 20…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: DON-A! don-a!

Dona: Hello All!

Rush: 15…

Hounder: hi dona

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Dona! Quick, we’re ready for launch

Rush: 10…

Godwinshelley2: at film start not logo

Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*

Rush: 5…

Captain Bob: ……and the curtain opens and I sink down in my comfy chair……..

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title….

Louise: Hi DONA

Rush: Music…

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: Credits….

tenman: Had forgotten Bela was in this one!

Dona: Yay! I made it.

Rush: TYSM, Mat, for the GONG!

Godwinshelley2: and Dwight Frye

Rush: Surfers….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Tanneverrro, 10man

Rush: At Waikiki….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Surfs up!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Surf City, here we come!

Louise: Shelah: so weird spellings of common names is an old idea!

Godwinshelley2: So was Bela basking in the Hawaiian sun while poor Boris was sitting in his makeup chair getting hours of make up for Frankenstein

Phil has joined this room

Hawaii_Steve: When the DVD is in preparation mode, a Fox editor contacted me about the film. Looking for best source material.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: PHHHHHHHIL!!


Hounder: hi phil

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: SCANDALOUS.

Godwinshelley2: How nice HS


Rush: Kailua Beach.

Dona: Hi Phil

Louise: Oh that HAT!!!

Hawaii_Steve: The Hawaiian boy is incorrectly credit as Duke Kahanamoku. It is not him.

Phil: Greetings to all my Chan friends.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ll take a Kailua and cream, Rush

Godwinshelley2: The hat is almost an entire shirt

Louise: Hi Phil

Rush: You are right, Steve.

Phil: Hi Louise

Matt1: Hello Phil!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I love hot beach boys. One of us gotta cool off.

Hounder: that sounds good m n r

Godwinshelley2: So what is at this site now

Phil: Hi Matt, good to see you.

Godwinshelley2: I imagine it is all developed

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: She’s asking for it already.

Rush: Melvin Paoa: Hawaiian Beach Boy

Rush: Steve….sigh….

Godwinshelley2: Camera dolly along with

Hawaii_Steve: Correct Rush. Wikipedia has it wrong.

Rush: Note the “I’m COME-ing….”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Phil.

Rush: PHIL!

Phil: What’s our time, please?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush, THANK YOU! Do you have his number?

Rush: Welcome!

Godwinshelley2: 3:30

Godwinshelley2: 3:45

Mike n Rachel in DC: Joo-leeee

Rush: “I’m COME-ing”

Godwinshelley2: 4:00

Hawaii_Steve: Standing on Kailua Beach today, one can not see that mountains in the background. Too many houses today.

Godwinshelley2: 4:15

Rush: like Like the famous har horn melody!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’m having pretzels for dinner. Better than friends.

Rush: (car)

Godwinshelley2: 4:30

Rush: Look at the kids playing baseball!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Friends are less salty, Angel…

Rush: Note how the weather changed.

Louise: pretzels and chocolate chip is a common lunch here

Phil: Yeah, I’m a little in the future but I’ll be ok.

Godwinshelley2: 4:45

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Put a little sand in your castle.

Hounder: love these old cars!

Hawaii_Steve: Just noticed the studio light panning into shot with Robert Young. Never seen that before.

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Due to the sudden cloudy weather.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: A great White Sale!

Godwinshelley2: What was that monument they passed at the start of their drive?

Phil: Sorry I haven’t been around but I don’t own the films we’ve been seeing and a two computer configuration is a bit awkward.

Rush: Royal Hawaiian.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: ROYAL HAVAIIAN ‘OTEL

Hawaii_Steve: There’s a great shot of Rush and I standing next to the Lani Kai landmark (2010) somewhere in the Research Area.

Rush: Understood, Phil!


Mike n Rachel in DC: A Dr. Van Helsing to see you…

Louise: nice to have you back anyway Phil

Rush: “Clue!”

Matt1: Awesome hotel

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: He’s a bill collector, Bela. Duck him.

Rush: Tarneverro.

Godwinshelley2: So they had to write out the Japanese assistant as WWII started to loom

Hawaii_Steve: Augh. The great Bela Lugosi.

Louise: Lifter of veils: sounds vulgar

tenman: One of my most favorite actors ever!

Rush: Kashimo was in the Biggers story.

Hawaii_Steve: GS, remember when we visited the Royal?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: GS: So the actor was ANOTHER victim of Jap aggression.

Godwinshelley2: Of course – it was a WONDERFUL tour

Rush: Faithfully used in this screen adaptation!

Hounder: but he was a distraction in this film not a help

Mike n Rachel in DC: DISCRETE lifter of veils, Louise.

Rush: I sure do, Steve!

Godwinshelley2: My husband is saying – “yes, we’ve been there – but not as palacelike now”

Hawaii_Steve: GS, I remember the wonderful shrimp dinner that you and your husband took me to at the military hotel.

Rush: I will ALWAYS treasure that VERY fond memory!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Bela wonders who’s the heroin in this flick.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hold the Mayo.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: TYSM!

Rush: Will do, Angel.

Mike n Rachel in DC: At least he’s not Denny Aoli

Rush: Looks like Jimmy’s fiture car.

Godwinshelley2: There’s the front

Hawaii_Steve: The hotel lobbies, main and lower, are stripped of all flowers and dressing. Very bear now.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: We SHAN’T be here when you return, lady.

Rush: Seen in “CC in Honolulu”

Godwinshelley2: Yes – not nearly as fancy

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: He’s on rekief too.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, if we go, I’m definitely getting a turban.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: *relief*

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THE END

Louise: With that accent you wonder why he went all turban

Rush: In a little bit, look very closely at the “crystal” globe! As it is grabbed, you can see a little bubble come loose and drift upwards!

Godwinshelley2: Tying a turban in on my skills bucket list.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Louise, men do strange things. They do turbans, for example.

Hawaii_Steve: At the time of the filming of TBC, “Dracula” (the film) was playing on the mainland, but not in Hawaii. Nobody knew who Lugosi was.

Mike n Rachel in DC: What troubles me? All the bubbles in your crystal ball…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: YOU noticed those TOO!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No! No! Yes! No!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Lux Flakes.

Louise: I see…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Police courts! Investigations! Bubbles!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: HE’S got a widescreen crystal ball.

Rush: See it?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: No one in the next room, i hope.

Godwinshelley2: Fancy hand purse

Phil: Saw a couple Rush

Rush: Nice “save.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: YES!

Mike n Rachel in DC: glub, glub, Rush

Rush: Yes, phil?

Hounder: that crystal needs smoothed. It has a rough surface.

Captain Bob: smart observation on Bela not being known in Honoruru then….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: No, only us. Not EVEN us. I’m not listening, for example.

Rush: Shelah spills the beans…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Serves him right for getting a Waterford crystal ball. Notorious for air bubbles…

Godwinshelley2: I do think he had a better time than sitting in the makeup chair doing Frankenstein as the studio wanted him to.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: By the way…”Hello” to rachel!

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, GWS.

Godwinshelley2: Black gloves with that outfit?

Louise: I went to the Waterford factory: beautiful stuff

Rush: My Rachel is in the room with me.

Hounder: I bet louise!

Louise: Hi rachel

Rush: I would imagine, Louise!

Mike n Rachel in DC: OH. Hello to CA Rachel! This is an MD Rachel favorite…

Godwinshelley2: The makeup for the Lugosi Frankenstein monster looked closer to the German Golem than the Karloff version did

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: You could play checkers on that girl.

Hawaii_Steve: Lugosi wanted to bring his girlfriend to Hawaii for the filming, but the Fox executive won’t let him. He traveled alone.

Hounder: hi Rachel! Welcome

Rush: And, no bargains, correct?

Godwinshelley2: Is it CA Rachel or more mid-west?

Rush: Rip…rip…rip…rip….

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Alone? 500? 1000?

Rush: CA

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Bob”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Gladiolas aren’t gladiators.

Rush: yes!

Rush: “1313, please.”

Phil: Renfro

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lucky number if I ever heard one

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: He inherited those quote marks from his father, who was quite a rou-ee.

Captain Bob: donald duck’s license plate #1313!

Godwinshelley2: Ha – she asked for Robert Frye – and then they change to Dwight Frye

Rush: Yes! he and Lugosi hot off “Dracula”!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’ve got it, Ethel! Let’s do a show!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Let us go somewhere, Master. Somewhere where there are flies…

Hounder: that’s a funny lacy apron. No straps to hold it up

Godwinshelley2: They might have pinned on the apron – not uncommon

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Box my ears. I’ll carry them.


Hounder: odd look to Charlie’s tie. Not your typical 4 in hand bow tie

Rush: Chan’s badge.

Hawaii_Steve: The fountain in the b.g. is gone today, but the staircase is still there.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: EEEEEK! The RINGGGGGG!

Rush: “All foxes come at last to fir store.”

Rush: Sorry…fox…!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I shall name my future dog NO CLUE.

Louise: too many fox references in these movies: sorry Fox, just my opinion

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, how do you send a photo to chat room?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I want the hole truth.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Joo-leeee

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Gong reminds me: TIN CAN READY?

Godwinshelley2: You have to register to do fancy stuff in this room

Matt1: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hawaiian singing….

Rush: Steve…a high school choir?

Godwinshelley2: Is that Ft Dursey

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Ah! The third from the left! Ah, i see what you MEEEEEEEEAN!

Hawaii_Steve: In the 1930s, there was a grand mansion where Young and Shelia run up to. Not seen in the film.

Hounder: that swim wrap reminds me of either drawings.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The old Hollywood Complex. Wasn’t that knocked down for a Sears in ’63?

Captain Bob: fort DeRussy……..was stationed there…. tough assignment!

Rush: The blond lady played the Chicago gangster’s wife in “CC Carries On.”

Matt1<tin can>

Mike n Rachel in DC: Shelah sleeps wit’ da fishes

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Godwinshelley2: Hello Capt Bob – is this your first visit with us – I’ve been missing a few lately

Rush: I think a line was cut out thesr where we saw that “skip.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: This sounds like “For Me And My Gal” in ukelelelelelele.

Captain Bob: yes it is…. you pineapples are hard to keep up with!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R: I pity the fishes.

Rush: Steve has a copy of this film…on film…and it is the same.

Godwinshelley2: Rush – is there a script to check for the line?

Rush: I would say, yes, GS.

Hounder: It gets easier with practice CB

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: If you’re gonna get offed, a pavilion’s pretty classy. I’d have no complaint.

Hawaii_Steve: 2004 Aug 24: purchased 16mm film print of THE BLACK CAMEL from Randy Miller, Long Beach, CA.
Cost: $635.20 (including insurance and tax).

Godwinshelley2: wow

Rush: Before I move to Iowa in June I would like to see that script at the USC film archive

Rush: Funny line coming!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: One bad ball-joint and the world would have been a different, far more somber place.

Rush: At first, I’m pretty bad driver; but now, me and road turn corner same time.

Hounder: Charlie’s wearing his hat pulled down hard. Worried about it blowing off?

Mike n Rachel in DC: <applause>

Louise: funny

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I have ONE VERY STRONG finger. Now me and car turn same time.

Rush: Probably, Hounder!

Rush: I do the same in winds.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The angerny of de feet.

Hawaii_Steve: Cute scene of Oland and Lugosi in old car.

Rush: YES!

Rush: I love it!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Cute if you like drinks & drugs in the front seat!! I know i do!!

Rush: Location footage.

Hawaii_Steve: UCLA Performing Arts has the only copy of this film. In their archives.

Hawaii_Steve: Script, I mean.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: So does USC.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’ll do with stale footprints. I can’t afford fresh every day, not like SOME people.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Huh? They can’t both have the only copy…

Hawaii_Steve: It will cost big bucks to jet copy of script.

Louise: Death is a black camel…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Oughta put out a camelpad.

Hounder: the black camel line is my favorite line from this film

Louise: Lights out!!

Phil: Yup, you guessed it. Out go the lights

Mike n Rachel in DC: Leave the camel. Take the cannoli

Rush: Yes!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: SOCKET to ME?

Rush: Out they go!

Captain Bob: cannoli!

Rush: “I am not in mood tonight for turning other cheek, but will return assault with compound battery.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R: You have outdone yourselves! I’m gonna tell Tony. And Uncle Junior.

Hawaii_Steve: Hounder, my favorite line is: “Dirty Jap has locked us in.”

Phil: Could this be the first time the old “lights out” trick was executed?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: LIGHTS OUT, EVVVVVVERYBODY!

Hawaii_Steve: Phil, the “lights out” gag was done on stage and in silent films.

Rush: I don’t think said “dirty,” actually…only “this.” But I could be wrong.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good to see that Renfield found a steady job…

Phil: I mean in a CC film Steve

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I couldn’t tell you what I’M wearing now.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Al Fong?

Rush: Wilkie Ballou: “This Jap has locked all the doors on us!”

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you, Rush.

Rush: Kashimo destroys the room!

Louise: This guy is no BB

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Unscrutable Japs.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Kashimo stealthily investigates…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I think Kashimo followed a different muse.

Rush: Looks like my older daughter’s room!

Mike n Rachel in DC: …moves like a silent shadow…

Rush: Marjorie White: Rita Ballou

Louise: you drank his liquor!

Hounder: It’s kinda like they had trouble justifying Kashimo

Hawaii_Steve: Actually, I cringe each time I play this film to the public. And the “jap” line comes on. Yipes.

Rush: “CLUE!”

Louise: Agreed Steve

Rush: Kashimo came through.

Rush: Again…Marjorie white.

Rush: She was to have a tragic end a few years later.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dr. Cream!

Rush: Fatal car accident.

Rush: Yes, mike!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Have TWO, they’re cheap.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets out.

Hawaii_Steve: Otto Yamaoka (Kashimo) was a comic actor at the time of this film. He was popular.

Hawaii_Steve: … popular in America.

Rush: NOTE: Always clear out suspects before seeking lost pieces of an important clue!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chinese chef…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rush, i’m writing that—what? My invisible ink! Disappeared!

Rush: He was certainly chosen, then, due to his cmedic abilities!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Hazelnut. Shelah dead.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Did you bring cheese?

Rush: A tradition that brought Mantan Moreland into the series years later.

Rush: HM…he’s wearing Dracula’s clothing!

Captain Bob: stick a big medal on a red ribbon around his neck and presto! new Dracula

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: He even has some of the accent.

Hawaii_Steve: At the start of the War, Mr. Yamaoka was place in an internment camp with his brother and sister (?). He survived the ordeal.

Rush: Do you know which camp, Steve?

Captain Bob: it was in wyoming

Rush: AH!

Rush: Thank you, Bob.

Captain Bob: yes can! Clue!

Louise: PAA

Rush: We see “Smith” in several other Chan movies!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Just landscape for me. Yard cleanup. Hedges. Trimming.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Leslie Howard type, huh?

Rush: Murray Kinnel:

Rush: The Black Camel: Smith
Charlie Chan’s Courage: Martin Thorne
Charlie Chan in London: Philips (alias Captain Seton)
Charlie Chan in Paris: Henri Latouche

Hawaii_Steve: The archivist at the camp has the family records for the Yamaoka family. I spoke with her a few years ago.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. Mr. Smith!

Rush: Yes, Steve?

Rush: Interesting!

Rush: See the lady in the background.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Lyndon LaRouche.

Hounder: Nice hs!

Louise: liar

Rush: She’s playing “Miss Dixon” and is uncredited.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Liar. Liar. Pants on fire.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The ol’ False Confession To Shield Someone!

Rush: A mystery as to her identity.

Captain Bob: back soon, put #1 grandson to bed…..

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. So if you’re going to falsely confess to a murder…get your story straight

Rush: Nice series of deductions there!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: HA!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sweet dreams to #1 Grandson!

Rush: “If I were a dose of poision, I’d give myself to YOU!”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Gotta remember that line.

Rush: Okay, bob!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I have family in Anytown! Maybe we’re related!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rabbit with watch?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rabbit predates Wild Bird, apparently

Rush: Found it!

Hawaii_Steve: The drawing room scenes remind me of a film stage play. Anybody else?

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, what did you find?

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: This role cinched Bela for Ed Wood’s “bad actor” criterion not too many years later.

Louise: eve, early movies always seem that way to me

Rush: Nothing yet.

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Devil Bat was one of his most fun bad pictures (not Ed Wood…)

Rush: If we could find something like a payroll list, we might solve that one!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: A TROLLOP! Things are looking up!

Rush: Rita Rozelle: Luana

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: LET’S MAKE A DEAL!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: For a hamburger today, i will gladly pay you on Tuesday.

Rush: $4,500 today.

Rush: A set here.

Hawaii_Steve: In my humble opinion, Mr. Lugosi’s English pronunciation is better in TBC than in DRACULA. Anybody?

Rush: painted backdrop.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Tannavarro shot him at least in part cuz the painting’s bound to go up in value.

Rush: Agreed, steve!

Rush: i was actually thinking about that!

Hawaii_Steve: The Devil Bat is a fun Lugosi film.

Rush: The Chan family at breakfast.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: YES, HawaII_! Bela DOES talk like a CAMEL here.

Rush: “”Ah, BALONEY.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Chan Family groaning board!!

Rush: Bo Ling: Number One Chan Daughter

Rush: recognize that daughter?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chinese children sling hip lingo

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: ANOTHER film unmade.

Rush: We see her again in “CC in Shanghai.”

Hawaii_Steve: Scene from Punchbowl. Window picture show Honolulu downtown and harbor.

Rush: As lee’s telephone girlfriend!

Hounder: Kinda surprised all the girls had shortish hair

Rush: steve…here’s our walk!

Hawaii_Steve: See the Dole Pineapple in b.g.

Rush: prospect street!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Steve…would you like to try some of this new…aftershave lotion? Just put a little on the tender part of your neck. BWHAAA.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: ALI KATZ, GRANDFATHER!

Rush: The “roof”!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Everyone was on the Dole.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Rather obvious.

Mike n Rachel in DC: She was young, pretty, um, had scissors…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Striking and scissing.

Rush: Bo Ling, who plays Chan’s Number One Daughter here, was the daughter of another Charlie Chan!

Hawaii_Steve: About two weeks ago, somebody, drunk in their car, ran into the old stone wall on Prospect St. Smashed the wall to bits.

Hounder: that’s sad hs

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Now NOBODY wants to see the L.A.Times.

Rush: The actual daughter of E.L. Park…Charlie Chan in “Behind That Curtain”!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: HS: Shoulda smashed the driver to bits. Somehow the Lord looks after babies & drunks.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: upple bones.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Or egg’s anniversary.

Rush: (Supple)

Hawaii_Steve: Prospect Street has become a dangerous part of Honolulu today. Lots of gangs and people getting robbed and beat up. Not proper place for haole boys to hang out.

Rush: Same filled-on O’s.

Hawaii_Steve: Recently a murder or two.

Rush: (in)

Louise: typewrter clues–miss them from new movies

Rush: Yes, louise.

Rush: A sad loss to the passage of time…

Rush: Steve showed me the spots where scenes like this were shot.

Godwinshelley2: Im getting my grandfather’s old L.C. Smith typewriter fixed so I can use it. It weights a TON.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Note the short palm trees!

Rush: Still pretty young when this film was shot.

Mike n Rachel in DC: are they huge now, Rush?

Rush: Oh, yes!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: That’s what YOU say.

Rush: And, they are probably second generation!

Louise: my son did thay GS. Took an old typewriter I had and now uses it for letter

Louise: letters

Rush: Nice, louise!

Rush: We see this lady much later in the series….

Mike n Rachel in DC: She looks like Mrs. Hudson…

Rush: Mary Gordon: Mrs. MacMaster

Rush: Cue crowd!!!

Hawaii_Steve: See Diamond Head.

Hawaii_Steve: Real beach boys in background.

Rush: The kid in the white shirt gets way into scene!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Out of NOWHERE a crowd arrives to help. This IS an old movie!!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: REEL beach boys.

tenman: Steve, what’s the URL for your page so I cancheck out your Chan info?

Hawaii_Steve: When Oland stepped out on the beach at Waikiki, the local people went crazy. Early Chan films were popular in Honolulu and with the locals as well.

Rush has left this room

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: The Museum of Bad Art in Boston had a theft a few years ago & the $3.98 reward is yet unclaimed. (NOT a joke!!)

Hawaii_Steve: Tenman, my Chan inform is not posted at Steve’s Tours and Films.

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Sorry!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Imagine being told you got a role, & it’s cuz somebody says you look like Bela Lugosi.

Rush: mary Gordon:

tenman: But you said it was all on your page

Rush: The Black Camel: Mrs. MacMasters
Charlie Chan in London: Prison Matron
Shadows Over Chinatown: Mrs. Conover

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, welcome back.

Rush: I clicked the wrong button!

Dona: wb Rush

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Get him a Chesterfield.

Hawaii_Steve: Sorry, Tenman. My Chan tour is posted on the website. Not my research.

Rush: Yes…one final one…

Rush: Check rifling marks.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Or pistoling marks.

Matt1<tin can>

Rush: CC comforts the young lady.

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Hawaii_Steve: After this film, Mr. Oland returned to Honolulu about two or three times. Each time, the press and public went crazy over him.

Rush: Bob, we have a long standing tradition that at the passing of someone in a Chan movie, Matt “kicks the can” for them.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pshaw. Don’t confuse me with facts, Charlie!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: PSHAW inDEED!!

Rush: We once had sound effects at our previous Chat Room, but the only thing close was a tin can!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: You can’t heal a heel.

Hawaii_Steve: tenman, what do you want to know?

Rush: No buckets!

Rush: 🙂

Dona: isn’t this in another chan movie?

tenman: No particular piece of data, your research sounded like an interesting read

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan in Rio is sort of a remake of this one, Dona

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: TYSM!

Captain Bob: thanks on tin can…. wondered what it was about!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Taneverro = Morana

Rush: 🙂

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Scott’s Liquid Gold indicated here.

Louise: We have some strange traditions, Bob

Mike n Rachel in DC: A little plastic wood and the floor is as good as new…

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: MURDERER is a HEEL.

Hawaii_Steve: Tenman, what is your interest in Charlie Chan?

Rush: Indeed, Angel!

Rush: She made a good choice, as he became a famous doctor years later!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: M n R I’ll bet you’ve got a tin of PW in your cellar right now.

tenman: Oh, I’ve been into it since I was a kid and could only see the movies on some saturday mornings on tv reruns.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: NICE background, 10man!!

Hawaii_Steve: Most of us, in our 60s, saw the Chan films on TV during the 60s and 70s.

Louise: I watched chan in 60s and 70s

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: I had a friend who taped them on VHS when they were Midnight Movies, gave me the tapes. Late ’70s, early ’80s.

Hawaii_Steve: Part of my research in Hawaii was to interview local Chinese who saw the Chan films in the theater on the big screen.

tenman: Yeah, I was about 8 0r 9 when I started watching them in the early/mid-60’s

Rush: NICE, TM!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: BELA looks like BELA LUGOSI!

Rush: The pin does not lie!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Chan: The pin!

Hounder: Nice hs. And were there any who saw them filming in hawaii?

Hawaii_Steve: Years ago, I met a Chinese man who saw the Toler-Chan films at local movie theaters. Chan was a hero to the Chinese community, here in Hawaii.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: What difference, after all this time, does it make????

Rush: Chan’s sideburns are the length we were allowed to have at my high school!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: hs: THAT’S all been flipped upside-down.

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: “Bob”.

Louise: Interesting Steve

Hawaii_Steve: The Chinese man told me that “we looked beyond the white actor and saw the character.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Book ‘er, Danno.

Rush: Nice, Steve.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Interesting quote, Steve. That sensibility is in short supply at the current moment.

Hounder: Good Perspective to have had

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: HS: I’m gonna REMEMBER that line. My family are very much supportive of historical revision. ‘Nuff said, i’m sure.

Dona: Very interesting Steve

Louise: We have been discussing this issue for years: moving beyond the actors.

tenman: There were few to no positive asian role models oon the screen at that time

Rush: As Keye Luke said: “It’s called ACTING.”

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: MY shoulder hurts!

Rush: Got him after a very short struggle.

tenman: Save for next case. LOL

Rush: “CLUE!”

Hawaii_Steve: That same Chinese man told me that he was an extra from the filming of “From Here to Eternity” in 1951.

Rush: “Too late, save for next case!”

tenman: That’s cool!

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: THANK WESTERN ELECTRIC!!!!

Matt1: <yee-haw!>

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: YAY!!

Godwinshelley2: Ha – that was a good one

Hounder: that would be a memory to have! And a bragging point

Louise: Fun to see this one again

Mike n Rachel in DC: One of the very best.

Rush: Too bad Fox didn’t allow the entire song to play through the exit….

Hawaii_Steve: On my 16mm print of this film, the exit music continues with black on the screen.

Matt1: Classic

Godwinshelley2: Nice to see Lugosi and Fry together without Fry having to do that laugh


Rush: (Applause…)

Dona: <Wahooo>

Hawaii_Steve: Or eat a bug.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Flies!

Mike n Rachel in DC: yum

Captain Bob: wahoo…..woop, woop!

Rush: Next week: TWO episodes from “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.”

Rush: Starring J. Carrol Naish with james Hong.

Louise: Fun night. Thanks all.

Dona: Another good one Rush! Thank you! So good to see everyone tonight.

tenman: But Dracula was my first favorite movie. Saved up for moinths to buy a silent 8MM print of the Lugosi film when I was about 10

Mike n Rachel in DC: (and, of course, Smilin Jack. 🙂 )

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: TILL ANON! Next week!!

tenman: Night all!

Matt1: Good night and have a wonderful week!

Dona: Night All!

dangerou$ angel & foxxxxx: Tenman, i look forward to more from you!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all! Have a great week.

Rush: I will try to make sure we have two with online availability for those who lack copies of this series!

Godwinshelley2: I might be missing next week. I am having way too much fun this year.

Hounder: Nite all. See you next week.

Phil: Good night all. Stay safe.

Captain Bob: Good night and thanx for the invite…..mahalo!

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Godwinshelley2: Capt Bob – glad to meet you

tenman has left this room

Rush: Take care.

Godwinshelley2: I’m out in Delaware

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Rush: have a wonderful evening!

Rush: Thank you ALL!

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Rush: GS…

Rush: Fun as in “FUN”?

Hawaii_Steve: What a great way to celebrate Oland’s birthday.

Rush: Yes!

Godwinshelley2: Not really – I’m heading in for some surgery on Friday – not sure how I will be feeling on Monday

Godwinshelley2: I sent you another email – after the Baldplate one.

Hawaii_Steve: GS, I hope it’s not too serious.

Rush: Oh, one day we will have to trod the floors and hallways of the Royal Hawaiian again, steve!

Godwinshelley2: Hope not

Rush: Sorry to hear, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Yes the hotel was a wonderful tour

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Godwinshelley2: I would be great if we could all get together there

Hawaii_Steve: Did you know that the Royal is completely closed at this time. One cannot walk onto the property. I didn’t know that.

Rush: May all go so well that you will be fit and ready to join us next time!

Godwinshelley2: Yikes! I didn’t know thaty

Rush: Wow, Steve!

Godwinshelley2: Are they closed for good or just for CoVid?

Rush: But, these days, i can believe that!

Godwinshelley2: What about the hat guy?

Rush: I would also bet that it remained open even on December 8, 1941!

Hawaii_Steve: Years ago, I suggested that we have a Chan conversation in Hawaii. I wish we would have done it then. It’s going to a long time before we can do it now.

Rush: Newt at the Royal?

Rush: Is the shop still there, steve?

Godwinshelley2: Yes I remember when we talked about a convention

Rush: Yes….(a huge sigh….)

Rush: Still with us Hounder?

Hawaii_Steve: Due to CoVird, all the hotels in Waikiki are closed to the public. Very sad.

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Rush: VERY.

Godwinshelley2: Even the Military one – Hale Koa?

Rush: Actually, with the restrictions on tourism, that is not too surprising.

Hawaii_Steve: That one might be the exception.

Godwinshelley2: I guess they had to really lock it down.

Rush: Are there ANY tourists around?

Godwinshelley2: Military new to the island would need someplace to stay and quarantine

Hawaii_Steve: A few months ago, some locals beat the crap out of local from the Mainland. Bring the virus to Hawaii.

Rush: Nice “welcome.”

Rush: Sheesh.

Hawaii_Steve: There are tourists around. Not much. No Japanese.

Rush: Is there much for them to do?

Hawaii_Steve: I meant locals beat up tourists from mainland. Sorry.

Rush: That’s what I thought you meant.

Godwinshelley2: Man – we really were lucky to do our tour in Feb 2019

Hawaii_Steve: Nothing to do. No attractions are open. Just the beaches.

Rush: Not good.

Godwinshelley2: We might have been stuck on that stupid cruise ship

Rush: Trapped in paradise!

Godwinshelley2: Yikes – well if you have to stuck somewhere, the island (as a local) is good

Hawaii_Steve: I’ve head that this covid is going into 2022. Anybody elese?

Godwinshelley2: I was stuck in my old High School bedroom!

Hawaii_Steve: LOL !!!

Rush: Well…if some want it to, I guess….

Godwinshelley2: I spent at least 6 months in Indiana helping my folks

Rush: I mean, does the flu ever completely disappear?

Godwinshelley2: Anyways – might not be in next week – or at least just a quick drop in

Hawaii_Steve: Since the lockdown, the murder rate has gone up in Hawaii. No kidding.

Rush: if we wait for it to comopletely go away, we will see it out as VERY old persons!

Godwinshelley2: Yikes – sad to hear that

Godwinshelley2: Good time to learn new skills

Hawaii_Steve: GS, please take good care of yourself. Best of luck.

Godwinshelley2: Have a safe week everyone

Godwinshelley2: night

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Rush: murders, suicides, divorces, drug use….

Rush: The social calamity is worse, perhaps than the virus.

Hawaii_Steve: About a month ago, I went back to work at the radio station downtown Honolulu.

Rush: Oh, well….

Rush: That’s good!

Rush: Glad to hear that one, steve!

Rush: same studio I saw way back when?

Hawaii_Steve: It’s very sad. Only homeless people walking the streets. No professional people, i.e. attonys, bankers.

Rush: Yeah.

Rush: Not good.

Rush: How many actual DEATHS has Hawaii had?

Hawaii_Steve: The scary news was about Trump. Such a surprise.

Rush: He’s out and back at the White House tonight.

Hawaii_Steve: Deaths from Colvid reported every day now in Hawaii.

Rush: Many?

Hawaii_Steve: Most in the retirement homes, the elderly.

Rush: yes.

Rush: Those are the ones to protect.

Hawaii_Steve: Oh, it depends. Sometimes its about 5 per day. sometimes its 25 per day.

Rush: Everyone else should be able to get on with their lives.

Rush: Especially school children.

Hawaii_Steve: One would think so. But many long time restaurants are closing up. Nothing is normal anymore.

Rush: Our school is open, with restrictions. The kids were HUNGRY to be with their peers.

Rush: Same here, steve.

Rush: So, life shuffles on….

Hawaii_Steve: The teachers are fights with government official about bringing the kids into the classrooms. A big fight here.

Rush: Oh, well.

Rush: Do your teachers want the schools to reopen?

Hawaii_Steve: You are teaching inside the school? In the classroom?

Hawaii_Steve: The teachers do not want the classrooms open.

Rush: Yes, with some still learning at home via Zoom.

Rush: I am at school.

Rush: They do NOT. Ah. Unions.

Hawaii_Steve: Do you feel safe at the school? Are you wearing a mask as you teach the kids?

Rush: I feel totally safe. i do wear a mask as we ALL do at my school.

Rush: really, I have not worried about this virus since about a few weeks after it officially hit.

Rush: I just cannot live in fear like that.

Hawaii_Steve: The police have been issuing tickets to people without a mask. $5,000.00 per offense.

Rush: I have heard of people getting it and hardly knowing they had it.

Rush: oh, my!

Hawaii_Steve: Carriers.

Rush: If it’s my time, it’s my time.\, I guess.

Rush: Oh, well….

Hawaii_Steve: A few months ago, I tried to get tested. A nurse told me to go away. I did not have any symptoms.

Rush: HM!

Rush: I was required to get tested, so I did a week ago. Negative, of course.

Rush: Marie was tested, too. negative.

Rush: Our state has set really impossible standards to reopen fully.

Rush: I don’t see that happening.

Rush: So many job are dying.

Hawaii_Steve: Since this whole thing began, I’ve been working as an essential worker at food stores, etc.

Rush: People who own small businesses are really suffering.

Rush: That’s good, Steve.

Hawaii_Steve: Lots of small businesses are going out of business here.

Rush: really sad.

Hawaii_Steve: I feel truly lucky that I haven’t got it. I’m wearing masks, gloves, washing my hands lots of times, etc.

Rush: Well, this will be an interesting one for our archive!

Rush: Some 2020 “history” included at the end!

Hawaii_Steve: As for our Chan parties, and visits in the past, I am so glad that we did them when we did.

Rush: You are in good physical shape. If you were to get it, I guarantee you would recover, and quickly.

Rush: I am glad we did, too, steve!

Hawaii_Steve: It was a blast for me to be with you, your family, and Lou. I wanted you to see everything in 2010.

Rush: Hard to believe that those, indeed, were those storied “good old days”!

Hawaii_Steve: Since moving to Kailua, I go for 90 minute walks to the beach and back.

Rush: We recall it all very fondly, steve!

Rush: Believe me!

Rush: I see pictures from that trip, and mmmmm….

Rush: BEAUTIFUL, Steve!

Rush: You are in a GREAT place!


Rush: Actually, Marie and I spent some time there in 1990.

Hawaii_Steve: I’m very grateful to you for documenting our 2010 gathering. Because I am detailed, I know that I can be a pain. You helped me greatly with the article posted on the site.

Rush: At a bed and breakfast.

Rush: Steve “No ‘pain’, no GAIN”!

Hawaii_Steve: Governor shut down all the bed and breakfast places on Oahu. I believe it was a few years ago.

Rush: And I have GAINED much in our friendship!

Rush: Why?

Hawaii_Steve: The governor thought it was a crooked business. Something about taxes.

Rush: Yes. Always taxes.

Rush: Missed the bigger picture!

Rush: people staying at B and Bs will spend money all over the place!

Hawaii_Steve: it seems the that the government is always pinching pennies from the local business people.

Rush: Plenty of tax revenue there!

Rush: Yes.

Hawaii_Steve: Are you working Monday thru Firday?

Rush: The small businesses are the backbone of the economy.


Rush: Yes, Monday through friday.

Hawaii_Steve: Were you furloughed at all during this period?

Rush: I was never not paid. I worked from home to close out the year last year. i was able to work with a few students.

Hawaii_Steve: Are your kids being schooled through Zoom?

Rush: I tried to contribute what I could.

Rush: IYes, Zoom.

Rush: It is far from perfect, but is is something.

Rush: Better than nothing.

Hawaii_Steve: Last year, I left the tour guide position at the USS Missouri. And I’m glad I did because at least one tour guide became infected.

Rush: That would be a more vulnerable situation, to be sure.

Rush: Thing worked out for the better for you there.

Rush: Well, sir….

Hawaii_Steve: Last week, I was invited to a Zoom meeting, but I couldn’t log on.

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, its time to say Aloha.

Rush: This is the first time I have chatted until 7:oo my time in YEARS!

Hawaii_Steve: Oh, I forgot to ask you about an old member.

Rush: Please stay in touch.

Rush: I’ll try to check my email more regularly.

Rush: The very best to you from ALL of us!

Rush: Yes?

Rush: The iold member/

Hawaii_Steve: Is Steve Owens still around?

Rush: haven’t heard from him in yeaqrs!

Rush: years.

Rush: Have you?

Hawaii_Steve: 2006 Feb 18: Received first email from Steve Owens, who had read the Harada article. Owens refers me to Rush.

Rush: Oh, yes!

Hawaii_Steve: From my notes. This is how I met you.

Rush: he was a very regular regular back in the day!

Hawaii_Steve: No. I have not.

Rush: Yes!

Rush: You noted that earlier!

Rush: When things get moving during the Chats, I can get “lost” in the posts!

Rush: Yes, he was “Steve O”

Hawaii_Steve: Lately, I have been selling films from my collection. i’m thinking of selling the black camel 16mm print.

Rush: We had a few “Steves,” of course!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: I hear you. I am “lightening” my “burder” as well.

Rush: Burden

Hawaii_Steve: Which prompted me to look up the original purchase date and price. Boy, I spent a lot of money buying films.

Rush: I mentioned your copy of the film tonight.

Rush: Yes, back when we COULD spend the money!

Hawaii_Steve: in the library business, we call it “weeding out” stock.

Rush: I make much more “modest” purchases today.

Rush: YES!

Rush: Nice “weeds,” though!!!

Hawaii_Steve: When I moved to Hawaii, I really fell in love with “Hawaii in the Movies.” So many films and TV episodes.

Rush: Life moves on…

Rush: YES!

Rush: You have (had?) quite a collection!

Hawaii_Steve: In 2020, I haven’t done any tours or shown any films. There is little to no interest.

Rush: In fact, whenever I see a piece of Hawaiiana on TV, I think of you!

Rush: Or the opportunity, I would add!

Hawaii_Steve: That’s nice of you.

Rush: maybe when the evil dust settles, there will be a hunger to see such things again!

Hawaii_Steve: Well … it’s time to end this. I do believe.

Rush: maybe a place like the Bishop Museum would go for that!

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you for letting me relive the Black Camel with you.

Rush: Okay…I agree!

Rush: Thank YOU, sir!!!

Rush: Tou are the SOUL of the whole thing!

Hawaii_Steve: The Bishop is closed too. They tried to open, but closed a second time.

Rush: Well, when they reopen for REAL, perhaps!

Hawaii_Steve: Have yourself a great night. Say “aloha” to the wife and kids for me.

Rush: maybe you could contact someone with the thought?

Rush: And, and HUGE Aloha to YOU as well…from ALL of us!

Rush: take care….

Rush: Be safe….

Rush: But above all….try, please, to be HAPPY!

Hawaii_Steve: Last night, on the TV news, there was a story about the number 1 Audio-Visual company about to close up for good.

Rush: Ouch.

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you so much. Stay well yourself. And aloha.

Rush: And so it goes…

Rush: And you….

Hawaii_Steve: Good night now.

Rush: Good night….

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