The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for April 6, 2020
Charlie Chan on Broadway
Lost City of the Jungle (Chapter 1)
Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil and Mrs. Phil
Matt1 has joined this room
Rush has joined this room
Rush: Hello, Matt!
Matt1: Hello Rush!
Matt1: Disregard my email I just sent, lol
Rush: Thank you again for offering to help!
Matt1: Of course!
Rush: I can sleep at night when i know that!
Rush: How are you and yours doing?
Matt1: My cable, phone and net were out for close to 4 hours….Just got it back
Rush: Weather related?
Matt1: Yep….power out last night for close to 3 hours
Rush: lightning outages?
Matt1: “foreign” object
Matt1: Not the best times, with stay at home order
Matt1: Talk about roughing it, lol
Rush: I know!
Rush: Oh, yes!
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Matt1: Hello M & R!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening!
Rush: I have a couple of battery radios that come into play if needed!
Rush: WELCOME Mike and Rachel!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Power outage in FL?
Matt1: We broke into out hurricane kit
Matt1: My neighborhood
Rush: Great as always to see the both of you here!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Always good to be here! Almost came in as Nick and Nora. 😉
Rush: Well, I guess that’s what it’s for. right, Matt?
Rush: Nice, M/R!
Matt1: Yes….but now have to restock….some bad lights in kit
Rush: When i was a kid, i used to watch the TV version with Peter Lawford.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Thin Man?
Mike n Rachel in DC: The movies are some of Rach’s very favorites.
Rush: I thought it was a pretty “cool” show.
Matt1: Hope everyone is making out ok with the craziness
Rush: The movies are GREAT…needless to say!
Rush: We are, thank you.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hanging in there, Matt. Lots of Zoom these days.
hounder has joined this room
Rush: We live on a cul-de-sac and have “happy hour a couple times a week with a few neighbors.
hounder: hi att, 4ush, mnr
Matt1: Tonights short…..noticed the run time is 1 hour 10 minutes?
Rush: Good evening to YOU!
Matt1: Hello Hounder!
hounder: man,my typing alrady is bad tonight. sorry
Rush: The serial is only 11 minutes….
Rush: The movie is 65 minutes.
Rush: No worries, Hounder!
Mike n Rachel in DC: My serial sez 1:10:57…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi hounder!
Matt1: Mine too
Rush: That is ALWAYS my case!
Matt1: Perhaps a LOT of commercials?
hounder: brb dog walk
Rush: M/R, could that be the TOTAL time for the entire serial…all chapters together?
Rush: Okay, Hounder…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Likely…it’s the YouTube link you sent…
Rush: You will just watch the first one.
Rush: Yes! I just took a look. That’s got to be the TOTAL combined time.
Mike n Rachel in DC: This serial looks very fun.
Rush: I think so, too, yes.
Rush: has to do with atom-related things.
Mike n Rachel in DC: One of my favorite aunts had a crush on Lionel Atwill.
Matt1: Keye Luke was a busy actor
Rush: I see!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Really got around in smaller parts.
Rush: I think I read that Atwill died eitgher during the shooting of this serial or shortly thereafter.
Mike n Rachel in DC: She used to baby sit me…if an Atwill movie was on we would watch it for sure!
Mike n Rachel in DC: (and we always had strawberry ice cream and pretzels. Yum.)
Rush: FUN stuff, M/R!
Rush: Very good, hounder!
Rush: Fast walk!
Mike n Rachel in DC: WB, hounder
Rush: If I seem to leave before everyone is out of our Chat Room, the reason is that I try to highlight and copy the full running text as fast as I can!
Mike n Rachel in DC: *sneaky*
Rush: One time, we lost a portion before I could get it copied!
hounder: no worries rush
Rush: The retention time is not predictible!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rush:
Rush: M/R…looks like me with my mask!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Future scholars will thank you, Rush.
hounder: i hope everyone’s still ok and surviving the isolation
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Yeah. Now we have a COVID-19 emoji.
Rush: Well…I often wonder how long the site will continue after I depart for the next life!
Rush: OR…id Tripod, our site host suddenly shuts down for some reason!
Rush: Oh well!
Matt1: A lot of hard work is in this site
Rush: Nothing is forever….
Rush: 20 years worth…
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re predicting that you will outlive Tripod. 😉
Rush: That would be welcomed on my part!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Plan A: Immortality
Mike n Rachel in DC: Plan B: We’ll deal with that if we need to…
Rush: That’s a BIG word, M/R!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Right now, Rush, we’re rooting for Plan A.
Rush: Sort of along the lines of INFINITY.
Rush: Too big for my limited mind!
Matt1: and Beyond?
Rush: Maybe we can start our serial at 15 before the hour?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Check, chief.
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: That would be ….in TWO MINUTES…
Rush: Ready, also…
hounder: ready here
Rush: 90 seconds…
Rush: 75 seconds…
Rush: 60 seconds..
Rush: 50 seconds…
Rush: 40 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts pith helmet*
Mike n Rachel in DC: *readies butterfly net*
Mike n Rachel in DC: Not sure what to take on this adventure
Mike n Rachel in DC: We ALREADY have the slanted writing!
Rush: Nice little gong…
Rush: “Universal presents…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice “jungle adventure” music
Rush: Keye Luke…number four billed…
Rush: Yes, M/R!
Rush: San francisco at the start of what became the U.N.
Mike n Rachel in DC: What a face full of hair!
Rush: Hazarias…”war monger”
Matt1: Sounds like a ideal job for the Green Hornet
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nothing like starting off with a…bang!
Rush: A firery crash from the start!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Isn’t the “car goes off the cliff in flames” supposed to be at the end of the episode?
hounder: a fiery crash
Rush: That would be TOO short, M/R!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey…isn’t one of these guys in a Chan?
Mike n Rachel in DC: White hat guy
Rush: A cliff haner ending will mark the end of Chapter One, to be sure!
Rush: “Captain” Kelso?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes! The airplane guy
Rush: Interesting background music!
Rush: very CALM….
Rush: Mr. Atwill…
hounder: nothing like a passenger in the co pilot seat
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…have a taste for strawberry ice cream now. 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: Pop!
Rush: I was in that position once, hounder!
Rush: On a flight in a small plane from Honolulu over to Molokai.
Rush: Keye Luke!
Rush: Yes, Matt!
Rush: Our Number One Son, indeed!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello, Louise.
Matt1: Hello Louise!
Louise: Good evening Chan Fans!
hounder: hi louise
Rush: Good evening, Louise!
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Cdirus: Hi Guys!
Matt1: Hello CD!
Rush: We are 11 minutes into the new serial!
Rush: Ang…so much for it being 11 minutes long!
Louise: I shall lurk in the background until the movie starts because I am feasting on homemade pizza tonight.
Rush: I had bad information!
Cdirus: Sounds good Louise!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Louise. Yum.
Rush: Still…it IS “Chapter One.”
Louise: Can’t talk with my mouth full…
Mike n Rachel in DC: lol
Rush: Pizza is always GREAT, Louise…even when experienced from afar vicariously….
Louise: gettin’ my keyboard all sticky…
Rush: The music through some of these scenes is oddly calm!
Rush: Louise: 🙂
Rush: She is a defacto dictator.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Generic stuff, Rush…
Rush: Yes, Mike.
Rush: Now some more “serious” tones…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. The despotic ruler…
Rush: And, back to calm…
Rush: Yes, Mike!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Now, the peace-loving democratic forces must mobilize!
Rush: “Tal Shan”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, the music surely got all agitated for a little plane ride…
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS!
Matt1: Hello GS!
Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!
Cdirus: Hi GS!
Godwinshelley3: Hello from the Hoosier still ate
Rush: How are you, and how are your parents?
Rush: and, i missed your arrival…CD!
Godwinshelley3: Mom is healing before we start chemo – dad wants s to eat out in a restaurant now
Rush: Welcome to YOU, too!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey CD!
Rush: Are there ANY open restaurants anywhere…besides take-out?
Cdirus: Thanks Rush, no worries
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hopefully you can keep dad inside, GS
hounder: hi gs and cd
Cdirus: Hi M&R!
Godwinshelley3: Dad uses a walker and is confused by the virus – what if you have a job with people?
Rush: And, Hounder, I neglected to check on your mother…sorry…how has she been?
Rush: Great place to land a plane!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: This composer had a thing for planes
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Rush: This serial is unintentionally NOIR!
Mike n Rachel in DC: WB, GS
Rush: WB, GS!
hounder: out in left field. yesterday she wanted her dancing shoes, thigh high stockings and crown. todayshe keeps asking where she’s supposed to be.
Rush: I sense a cliff hanger approaching….
hounder: good luck convincing him otherwise gs
Godwinshelley3: Can’t stay long – just wanted you to know we’re ok and wishing you all well
Rush: Hounder, just give plenty of love….
Matt1: You too GS….Hang in there
Rush: Okay, GS….
Mike n Rachel in DC: hounder and gs–hope you both can keep taking care of your parents. They’re lucky to have you!
Rush: Happy that you could check-in, anyway!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care GS!
Rush: Cliffhanger time!
Rush: Be safe and well, GS….
hounder: hugs gs. and good thoughts heading you way.
Rush: And the same to your parents.
Louise: Hi GS. I am eating dinner so missed your entry. Be well.
Mike n Rachel in DC: It looks like Lee is quite the big-shot!
Godwinshelley3: My grandmother is still around. My aunt who takes care of her took a 12 week leave from the truck stop she works at to be safe
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wow, GS. Quite a robust family!
Godwinshelley3: She will be 107 end of May
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Matt1: ruly blessed GS
Mike n Rachel in DC: See, Rush…
Rush: I have a feeling that the cliffhanger parts were spliced together in our serial!
fredsmom: Good evening to all! Hope everyone is well!
Nothere has joined this room
hounder: hi fm
Matt1: Hello NT!
Nothere: Greettings all.
Mike n Rachel in DC: I peeked ahead, Rush. End of Part I is approx. 25′
Louise: hi fm
Matt1: Hello FM!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi FM!
fredsmom: hello-have missed yall!
Godwinshelley3: I need to go – enjoy Chan & company
Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care GS
Matt1: Take care GS
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Nothere: Ah ah Mike and or Racheal reding the last page of the mystery is cheating.
Cdirus: Hi FM!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey NT!
hounder: dangerous to go down a rope holding on to a flaming torch
Mike n Rachel in DC: They skipped that part of Boy Scout training
Rush: Next week;;;”The Death Flood”
Rush: hapter Two.
Nothere: And a we begin this serial Im sorry but I’m going to be a owner. This is the next to last Unverisal seriel and the last Lionel Atwell anything as he died during filming.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Or…that AVALANCHE!
Matt1: What else could go wrong? Hold my beer
Rush: That was a bit longer than I had gathered!
Rush: 26 minutes.
Mike n Rachel in DC: If this isn’t the cliffhanger I give up. 🙂
Rush: A pretty good beginning, yes?
Rush: It is.
Nothere: So… GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The closing music is from Sherlock Holmes.
Rush: I was just ahead a minute or so…OKAY!
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re safely buried under the avalanche now, Rush
Rush: 3 1/2 minutes until our feature….”CC on Broadway”!
Matt1: Time to cue up!
Phil and Mrs Phil has joined this room
Mike n Rachel in DC: A+ serial selection, Rush.
hounder: nice to see new material
Nothere: Sorry Mike this is a cheating serial.
Matt1: Hello M/M Phil!
Nothere: Hey Phil and Mrs.
Louise: Mr and Mrs P
Phil and Mrs Phil: Aloha to all my Chan friends!
hounder: hi phil anf mrs
fredsmom: Hi Phil and Mrs
Rush: Hello, to everyone arriving!
Louise: CUED here
Rush: WELCOME to ALL!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, NT, we’re using pass-fail grading this semester anyway. 😉
Rush: Please pause at the opening title…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Phil n Mrs. Phil!
Rush: TWO minutes…
Phil and Mrs Phil: Getting cued here..
Mike n Rachel in DC: Gong-ready in DC.
Rush: 90 seconds…
Dona has joined this room
Nothere: At lest the Green Hornet didn’t cheat. Of course he was unkillable. Smash a car into a service station that blows up? Just walk it off.
hounder: hi dona
Nothere: Hi Donna
Matt1: Hello Dona!
hounder: ready here
Dona: Hello All.
Dona: Ready here.
Rush: 60 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona!
Rush: 50 seconds…
Rush: 40 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts ascot*
Rush: 30 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: *straightens top hat*
Phil and Mrs Phil: Ok, ready for liftoff
Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rach dons gloves*
Nothere: Don’t make me puton my top hat Mike, because I wil.
Nothere: Oh that’s it. The top hat war is on.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Have to look good in NY
Phil and Mrs Phil: GONG BABY
Rush: A past drive down Broadway!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Poor social distancing in NY…
Rush: Is tyhat possible today?
Rush: MAYBE at the present moment, i suppose!
Rush: Thanks for the gong, Matt!
Phil and Mrs Phil: Oh I’m seasick
Mike n Rachel in DC: To drive down Broadway? Yes. With that little traffic? I doubt it.
Nothere: Hah my top hat is worse fitting than yours Mike.
Matt1: Poor Pop, lol
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie need Dramamine.
Louise: I don’t want this to sound pretentious but I have spent more time on Broadway this year that ever in my life. I miss it!
Rush: The ship we saw was the S.S. Champlain….
Mike n Rachel in DC: You have to allow for fancy hair, NT.
Nothere: First and last time Charlie gets seasick.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Teaching, Louise?
Rush: Louise…I am envious!
Louise: No, seeing shows, mostly with my sister.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Must have been a particularly rough journey…
Nothere: Start spreading the news Lousie is leaving today.
Rush: Marc laerence….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oooh. Good for you!
Rush: A bit od “Secret” music creeps in….
Louise: I wish I had done it years ago.
Nothere: Subtle dude. She’ll never know you were in hr room.
Rush: I hope that I can…one day….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Steve McBirney?
hounder: good for you louise
Rush: AH! Correct!
Mike n Rachel in DC: and…
Rush: We will see McBirney in the future….!
Mike n Rachel in DC: is she in another Chan? Looks familiar…
Nothere: So the lady shouting Help Help ounds like someone calling for help.
Phil and Mrs Phil: She was in CC in Reno I think.
fredsmom: love the old bayer aspirin bottle
Louise: Aspirin product placement
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wasn’t she the gal who got murdered?
Phil and Mrs Phil: No, she was the killer.
Rush: For our “:trivia” bit in the weekly CCF letter, we see an instance of “product placement witth a visible bottle of Bayer Aspirin!
Nothere: Hotel owner Ithink.
Louise: Missed that Rush!!!
Rush: (Please don’t count my TYPOS tonight!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wonder what Bayer paid for that?
Rush: I am on a record pace!
Nothere: And Lee you can flirt, but don’t lock anymore women in cages. Sets a bad family precedence.
Rush: “Mother Nature’s Seasick Remedy”
Nothere: One one typo. Bwahaha. And that’s it.
Dona: who has room for towels
Nothere: And Lee again desplays his criminal tendencies.
Dona: my luggage is always full
Rush: And…a very LATE WELCOME to CD, FM, NT, Phil and Mrs. Phil, and….DONA!
Rush: Sorry! I was preoccupied trying to get my DVD set-up!
Rush: Great to see you again, FM!
Phil and Mrs Phil: Yes, so was I everyone.
Nothere: TYSM Rush
Louise: Do you realize people are still going on cruises. Nutty.
hounder: 1 cabin too small for 2 detectives
Nothere: You don’t eave room for any nicknacks you might pick up Donna?
Phil and Mrs Phil: What time do you have Rush?
Rush: “Like a bass drum in a Harlem band…”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Lee gives her Brand X aspirin no doubt
Phil and Mrs Phil: She was a blonde in Reno
Dona: Yes hounder, I have been known to bring an extra suite case just for that
Rush: It is safe to conjecture that Lee and Pop are heading home after the Olympics and a brief trip through Europe…where Lee picked up his “souvenirs!
Mike n Rachel in DC: …and apparently misses a clue, yes? If she had the bottle of Bayer on her dresser, why did she need aspirin from Lee?
Nothere: Well I hit the wrong button, so I’m a bit ahead Phil but I’ve got 1030
Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s a favorite.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Thanks NT. I’m at 940
Rush: This is my favorite Harold Huber role.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Yes Rush, he does a great job in this role.
Nothere: And the man with the turban arrives.
Rush: I have…10:10….
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s not quite as over-the-top as his “French” characters.
Rush: That would be 40-plus wives.
Louise: Foxy fur
Nothere: Mon Deu but he played Poriot on the radio
Rush: Billie Bronson….
Phil and Mrs Phil: Yeah, I’m good. Thanks.
Nothere: Dynamite Billie Bronson.
Rush: I meant my favorite CHAN role…
Rush: “Speed” Patten.
hounder: translate english to english
Rush: A nice word for “HYPER.”
Louise: eyes open, mouth shut
Rush: “Please keep eyes open…and mouth shut.”
Mike n Rachel in DC: The Carlton Hotel. I hear they have very nice towels…
Rush: yes, louise!
Rush: “Chinatown, My Chinatown….”
Nothere: Well they did. But several have gone missing lately.
Rush: Popular hotel!
fredsmom: haha to Mike n Rachel
Rush: I think that Pop has cured Lee of the towel collecting habit!
Nothere: Speed you muerderer. Stop trying to kill Billie with that second hand smoke
Phil and Mrs Phil: Ah the Hotentot Club.
Mike n Rachel in DC: I bet Lee will run a couple of towels down to the FexEd store…
Nothere: Lon Chaney is typing up the latest news from Translyvania.
Mike n Rachel in DC: lol @ NT
Mike n Rachel in DC: Master. I type news.
Nothere: Good Igor. The presses their alive. ALIVE!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Master.
Rush: $100…about $1,500 today…
Nothere: And don’t call me choef.
Mike n Rachel in DC: I want to hear how he explains this errand to his wife.
Nothere: Theres an ad slogan. The Hotentot why not?
Nothere: He tells her its strickly business. Wetither she believes him we’ll never know.
Rush: Good deduction, here…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Better than Charlie’s inkblot demo…
Rush: “Thank you so much.”
Nothere: Charlie is a big spender.
Rush: $20….about $300 today…
Dona: He still gets alloance?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Must have got paid plenty for that race track case.
Rush: Seems so!
Rush: Yes, Mike!
Rush: Oh, and, “Hello” to rachel, please…!
Louise: Oy, that jacket.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Dona…in 1937 most people’s jobs didn’t pay as well as Lee’s allowance…
fredsmom: beautiful fur
Nothere: He’s a college boy in the 30’s. Course after competeing in the Olympics you ‘d think hed have a sports deal.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Speedo endorsement?
Rush: A massive fur collection throughout the series.
Nothere: In the 30’s? Oh boy the smut laws would love that.
Rush: I think the town showed HIM.
fredsmom: lol at NT
Dona: lots of shady people hanging around
Rush: Where did Lee find the cab fare?
Nothere: Candid camera night. Or as we call it today Tuesday.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Mrs Phil points out how is Lee going to pay for cab when he has no money?
Louise: If one more person says “Hottentot Club”…
Nothere: Well h did have a dollar.
Phil and Mrs Phil: This is Perv Central
fredsmom: Love the pic!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes Phil…this is a little creepy
Rush: Hottentot – (1) A Khoikhoin. (2) Any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa.
Dona: Yes phil
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah…was about to ask what a Hottentot really was
Nothere: Ooh hw exotic.
Rush: I guess the cabbie won’t get much of a tip, then!
Mike n Rachel in DC: So what does any of this have to do with Africa? Are we missing something?
Rush: Just the exotic name, i suppose….
Nothere: It has everything t do with Africa. See the sign authentic décor. youdon’t believe it? Google it. Oh right the 30’s you can’t. 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: authentic African dance no doubt
Phil and Mrs Phil: Ah Consuelo you make my blood boil.
fredsmom: Love the art deco decor
Rush: Marie Collins…
Rush: I do, too, FM.
Rush: Lee’s “second-story” work….
Nothere: No Lee you can’t lock her in a cage either.
Phil and Mrs Phil: lol nt
Dona: She isn’t much of a dancer
Rush: Tashia Mori: Ling Tse
Phil and Mrs Phil: I was wondering if they hired a choreographer for these scenes.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Depends on which part of the “dancing” you’re watching, Dona. 😉
Dona: LOL MnR
Matt1: In a dirty glass
Mike n Rachel in DC: *applause*
Nothere: Moran’s order make seem weak for a dangerous New York gangster. But he’s getting that milk in a dirty glass.
Nothere: See Matt’s right.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Oh oh.
Mike n Rachel in DC: That can’t be good…
Phil and Mrs Phil: Cue the can
Matt1: <tin can>
Rush: CHARLIE CHAN’S BANQUET SPEECH:
“Police in New York and Honolulu have one thing in common – both live on very small island. But, while we have big volcano, you have biggest ‘shake-up.’ Someday hope to greet honorable brothers in Hawaii, where roar of surf replace noise of subway, and hot rhythm of Broadway cooled by strains of ‘Aloha.'”
Mike n Rachel in DC: R.I.P. Billie
Nothere: So the guest of honor at the policeman’s dinner son is arrested for murder. Uhm that might be bad.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Fast Matt. Really fast.
Rush: How Alan Funt got his start…
Nothere: But only when it’s least expected.
Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. What is the over/under on the number of women’s legs in the photos they’re about to develop?
Nothere: Oh the number is efinitly over.
hounder: lol @mnr
Phil and Mrs Phil: It’s about time for the lights to go out.
Nothere: Nobody move.
Rush: Chan should order no one near ANY light switch!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Is this another of those rooms with 17 light switches?
Phil and Mrs Phil: lol m&r
Nothere: Only five. But three are in weird places.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Can you imagine the building codes for those buildings?
Nothere: Course non beat that room I think Wax Museum? Where the light was in a case.
Phil and Mrs Phil: How did the photo get developed so quickly?
Rush: I guess Speed plans on taking the dog for a walk.
Nothere: Are you kidding. With all those cameras they were going to develop?
Louise: Portable darkroom?
Rush: maybe a darkroom is part of the deal.
Nothere: There go the lights. Quick grab the diamonds.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Lights!
Phil and Mrs Phil: BOOMO out go the lights
Rush: Lights out!
Nothere: That man is drunk.
Cdirus: Someone mentioned they had a darkroom set up for photo night
Rush: Or…PUNCH drunk…
fredsmom: “Napkin on tray also take powder”
Mike n Rachel in DC: no napkin, but the sandwiches look pretty good…
Nothere: The key is the key.
Rush: M/R: 🙂
Rush: Nice little magnifying glass.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie has a cummerbund, the cop a vest…stylish.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Cue the can
Nothere: True they look nice but what are they? He who bites strange sandwich soon make strange face.
Nothere: <Tin CAN>
Mike n Rachel in DC: no movement…likely can candidate
Mike n Rachel in DC: Fur supremacy here
Phil and Mrs Phil: I think Huber is the best actor of the Chan series.
Nothere: Really honey I was at her apartment for a few hours but I was alone the whole time. eally.
fredsmom: Huber died young-age 50 I think
Phil and Mrs Phil: He just said 10:30 but earlier in the movie he specified 11:30.
Phil and Mrs Phil: He did die young and in his 50s. He died in surgery for another condition.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Huber did great character acting
Nothere: Now getting the paper out is the tricky bit. Fortunatly for Speed Lon works late at night.
Rush: Unexpectedly changed out of our earshot!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yeah, NT, but you have to get him out of that damn bell tower.
Phil and Mrs Phil: I guess you could say I’m a Huber groupie.
Nothere: A Huber Homie?
Phil and Mrs Phil: lol
Mike n Rachel in DC: Huber is in Thin Man too.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Yes he is.
Rush: And, we’ll see him in “Mr. Moto’s Gamble” pretty soon…
Phil and Mrs Phil: Don’t have that movie.
Rush: Nice, “quiet”, pajamas, Lee.
Mike n Rachel in DC: It seems like he had a pretty good career.
Nothere: Charlie is sleeping. All murder is suspended for eight hours.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan pajamas seem to have been chosen to be worn in the dark
Nothere: A crooked tie for a crooked man.
Rush: Trouble in a top hat.
Mike n Rachel in DC: That must be NT 🙂
Nothere: EXTREE EXTREE paper with bad news sence headlines flower show.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Those were the days. When a murder made headlines in NY
Phil and Mrs Phil: That was “Boy”
Mike n Rachel in DC: He’s in several movies too.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Tarzn
Phil and Mrs Phil: Tarzan
Nothere: All right everyone. Get in the same room. WE only have 20 minutes of movie left, so someone will have to confess.
Mike n Rachel in DC: lol
Rush: paraffin test – A chemical test that is used to indicate the presence of nitrates, which are found in gunpowder.
Phil and Mrs Phil: WE ALL wash our hands A LOT these days.
Mike n Rachel in DC: He was ahead of his time, Phil!
Dona: yes mine are raw from washing
Nothere: And yet another Chan where they use actual police work. It’ like he’s a cop or something.
Rush: We STILL can’t fool the pariffin test, tough!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe he wore gloves?
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fredsmom: Rush, is that test still in use or antiquated now?
Nothere: Alas this is it. I fear I must away. Everyone be keep your helath there. Until another day. When I am Nothere.
Donald_Trump: Greetings my fellow Americans.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care, NT. Hope you’re not here next week. 🙂
Rush: Well….WELCOMR, Mr. President!
fredsmom: Goodnite NT!
Phil and Mrs Phil: See you NT.
Phil and Mrs Phil: Good Evening Donald.
Matt1: Take care NT
Rush: Good job during this crisis, Sir.
Donald_Trump: Mr. Rush, could you play Hail to the Chief?
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Rush: I can HUM it!
Louise: Sorry, gotta run. See you next week.
Matt1: Take care Louise
Rush: Take care, Louise!
Dona: bye Louise
fredsmom: bye Louise!
Phil and Mrs Phil: Bye Louise
Rush: Be safe!
Mike n Rachel in DC: See you Louise!
Donald_Trump: Just drop in to say “aloha” to my fellow Chan fans.
hounder: nite louise
Donald_Trump: The Donald arrives and the party is over?
Phil and Mrs Phil: Lee gets a wedgie.
Rush: Please say “Aloha” to our good family member, Hawaii Steve!
Rush: Not over yet!
hounder: hi hs
Dona: Party is over for Lee, they just threw him out
Donald_Trump: Hawaii_Steve is a great American. He voted for me twice in the last election.
hounder: ope you’re well
Rush: I must say…in 21 years…our first presidential visit!
Mike n Rachel in DC: ANOTHER major fur for that girl…
Phil and Mrs Phil: I’m lucky to be here.
Rush: I can believe that, Mr. President! He’s VERY politically savvy, indeed!
Donald_Trump: Not to worry, Mr. Rush. Bill is in the other room. He’ll be here shortly.
Rush: please consider him for Sec. of Ghost Tours!
Rush: Lee’s “shiner.”
Mike n Rachel in DC: I thought that had to be a RAW steak, Lee…
Donald_Trump: In these difficult times, it is nice to see this wonderful group carrying on and having fun. Keep up the positive spirit.
Rush: TYSM, Mr. President…very honored, indeed!
Phil and Mrs Phil: And we’re staying more than 6 feet apart. A lot more.
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re socially distanced.
Rush: About 1600 miles apart and more in most cases!
hounder: and physically distanced as ell
Mike n Rachel in DC: She has quite the camera wardrobe.
Rush: Yes, Hounder!
Phil and Mrs Phil: Are you still in Cali Rush?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice picture in background
Rush: I think in my case, Dona is the closest to me…
Donald_Trump: Mike n Rachel in DC are practicing social distancing. When you’re done practicing, please try it for real. (a little white house humor.)
Rush: The big move is to happen in June 2021.
Rush: The new home will, hopefully, be rented out for the time being.
Phil and Mrs Phil: I’m near Pittsburgh so more like 2500 I’m guessing.
Mike n Rachel in DC: And we’re the furthest…though only a few blocks from DJT…
hounder: fingers crossed that will be posible rush,
Rush: We are willing to take a loss on rent to help make the monthly mortgage payments.
hounder: i saw a quip today that said you can’t fix stupid, and apparently you cn’t quarrentine it either.
Rush: We were scheduled to fly out to Iowa as a family on the 10th, but that’s been cancelled…
Mike n Rachel in DC: “My mail is very heavy…” What does he get. Anvils?
Dona: I am still working
Donald_Trump: The other night, I was speaking to Ivana about how much we enjoy the of Charlie Chan movies. Charlie was a ‘reel” American.
Rush: Prematurely charged…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Same here, Dona. We’re fortunate.
Dona: Yes. I don’t do sitting around well
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oops.
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Phil and Mrs Phil: He must have to give a news conference
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello, DJTHS
Rush: You just missed the President!
Rush: Our property manager just called about the home rental!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good news, we hope!
Rush: I had to step out for a minute!
Hawaii_Steve: Aloha. Sorry I am late. I was assisting Prez Trump with his comb-over.
Rush: Speed not speedy enough!
Rush: Yes, Steve!
Rush: Well, the “comb-over” was tested on national TV!
Matt1: Aloha Steve!
Rush: THE END….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t forget to work on the tan, too, Steve!
Rush: And…TWO shiners!
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Rush: Closing credits!
Phil and Mrs Phil: APPLAUSE
Dona: Another good one!
Rush: xt week….
Rush: “Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo.”
hounder: thanks for the fun. everyone stay safe and well
Mike n Rachel in DC: Lots of energy in this one.
Dona: You too Hounder
Rush: Sadly, the last Warner Oland Chan movie….
Phil and Mrs Phil: Don’t forget to wash your hands.
Mike n Rachel in DC: HH is back in Monte Carlo…
Rush: Wash often….
fredsmom: Good evening-everyone please stay safe. Until we “meet” again
Mike n Rachel in DC: Take care everyone. We can send Oland out in STYLE!
Matt1: Take care folks and have a good and healthy week!
Rush: Agreed, Dona.
Rush: And you, Matt….
Phil and Mrs Phil: Alooohhhhhaaaa
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wear a mask. 🙂
Rush: Thank you ALL…so much!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Thank you Rush. Take care!
Rush: Steve…how are you doing?
Rush: 4:30 where you are…?
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Cdirus: See you guys next week, and stay safe!
Dona: Riverside county has deemed it necessary to where masks when leaving the house
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Hawaii_Steve: Cloudy and overcast in Hawaii. Little sun. Given the current news, it is sort of depressing in the Land of Chan.
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Rush: Well….That I don’t do, Dona…
Rush: But I keep the 6-feet.
Dona: Me either
Hawaii_Steve: 3:25 PM in Hawaii. I have the day off today.
Rush: Sorry, Steve…
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Rush: As Annie said, though…”The Sun Will Come Out….”
Rush: (Maybe tomorrow?)
Hawaii_Steve: I am very lucky to work for an essential. I am working like a madman.
Rush: That’s good, steve!
Rush: Marie and I are working from home…teaching online.
Rush: A challenge, for sure!
Rush: I am also part-time with Visiting Angels …
Rush: Are you still working at Pearl harbor, Steve?
Rush: Is it rainy in your area, Dona?
Hawaii_Steve: Finished with Pearl Harbor last fall.
Dona: Yes we have had rain off and on all day
Rush: same here, Dona.
Dona: it’s supposed to rain most of the week up here. Down there too?
Rush: A few more days of expected rain.
Rush: Will that job come again, Steve?
Rush: You are a NATURAL for that work!
Hawaii_Steve: Good thing. There are virus cases discovered on P.H. All P.H. attractions are shut down.
Dona: Hopefully not much longer Steve
Rush: I think that most areas will see a downturn in the virus faster than most believe.
Dona: I have to be optimistic
Hawaii_Steve: Many people in Hawaii are out of work. Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed here.
Dona: I agree Rush
Rush: Here, too.
Dona: So much tourism.
Hawaii_Steve: Like time square, Waikiki is a ghost tour.
Rush: The sooner this thing ends, the better for the return of jobs!
Rush: Yes, steve.
Dona: I agree
Dona: We need to open up businesses again.
Rush: And, the stock market is like a yo-yo.
Hawaii_Steve: Glad to hear that a few people are working via the internet. Very interesting times.
Rush: Not boring to be sure!
Dona: I go into my job everyday
Rush: yes, Dona?
Rush: Good for you!
Hawaii_Steve: Where Dona?
Dona: we have a warehouse Rubber and sponge products
Rush: We try to support local restaurants who are doing take-out now.
Rush: Twice a week, we “eat out.”
Dona: goes into everything from medical, construction, aerospace, cars, planes etc
Dona: I work in Santa Ana
Dona: Small family business
Rush: I am VERY familiar with that area!
Dona: right off the 55 at Dyer
Hawaii_Steve: Dona, it sounds that you are surviving. Good for you.
Rush: Well, hopefully we will be able to see the Chan movie at the end of April in El Segundo!
Dona: traffic is good right now
Dona: i live in Ontario
Rush: here too!
Rush: Oh, yes.
Dona: Yes Rush! I looked it up so I know where it is
Hawaii_Steve: Rush, where did you and family move to?
Rush: A bit of a drive!
Dona: I have it on my calendar
Rush: One thing we have not had to buy much of is GAS!
Rush: My tank is still FULL after a week!
Dona: I fill up twice a week
Rush: Very good, Dona, about the calendar!
Hawaii_Steve: In Hawaii, I stopped driving my car. Just walk to work.
Rush: With your commute…yes!
Dona: I would love that Steve
Rush: But, the prices are super “low” at this time.
Dona: 40 miles one way
Rush: In the Kailua area, Steve?
Rush: What type of work?
Hawaii_Steve: When I’m not working, I go on a 90 minute work to Kailua Beach.
Rush: GREAT walk!
Rush: VERY Chan-historic!
Dona: Sounds wonderful
Hawaii_Steve: Essential, food supply supporting the community. Very lucky to get job before all this started.
Rush: Dona, if you get to oahu, you MUST get to kailua Beach.
Rush: Perfect, Steve!
Hawaii_Steve: Dona, have you always lived in California?
Rush: I am SO happy that you were able to move to Kailua.
Dona: I lived a few years in Colorado but born and raised here.
Rush: As Lee called it: “The other side of the Island.”
Dona: I grew up in Lompoc
Dona: central california
Hawaii_Steve: Thank you Rush. After 7-1/2 years living in Chinatown, Kailua is a blessing.
Rush: Made famous by none other than the great WC Fields!
Rush: I’ll bet, Steve!
Hawaii_Steve: Dona, Before moving to Hawaii, I lived in Santa Monica.
Rush: You definitely paid your “dues”!
Dona: I love the beach
Dona: Santa Monica is nice
Rush: I used to go to the beach by the Santa Monica Pier when I was a kid.
Rush: Our family liked it.
Rush: In the late 1960s. Channel 9 taped a teen show there called “Groovy.”
Hawaii_Steve: There is a crew on the beach. If HPD catch walking along the beach, they can issue you a $2,000 ticket.
Dona: My parents spent lots of time at Santa Monica Beach
Rush: My sister was in the bikini conest once on the show.
Rush: Oh, my, Steve!
Hawaii_Steve: cerfew, that is.
Dona: I don’t know that show Rush.
Rush: I would think that if one kept that 6-foot separation, that should not be a problem!
Dona: I agree
Rush: Really, I think that people NEED to get out on occasion!
Rush: If even to get some sun.
Dona: I think we just need to get back to it
Hawaii_Steve: From 1979 to 1994, I lived in Santa Monica. During my time, the 4th Street Mall was remodeled.
Rush: Yes, Santa Monica went through changes…like every other place in L.A.!
Rush: I spent part of my youth in Northridge.
Dona: I don’t know that part of Southern California very well.
Rush: We moved back to san Diego when I graduated high school, and my sister finished jr. high.
Rush: In the San fernando Valley.
Hawaii_Steve: A neighbor is coming over now. Just got a call. Gotta go. Take care of yourselves. And Aloha. Steve
Dona: I had family there when i was a kid. all have moved now
Rush: Actually, not too far from where some scenes from “The Feathered Serpent” were probavbly shot.
Rush: The outdoor scenes.
Hawaii_Steve: Or … keep talking. I may be back.
Dona: Bye Steve
Rush: Take care, steve!
Rush: GREAT to have these moments with you!
Rush: Dona…sorry…but I should be slipping off too!
Dona: It has been very nice speaking to you and to Steve
Dona: Thank you Rush
Dona: Have a nice evening and stay safe
Rush: We will HAVE to make that Chan mvie showing!
Dona: I will be there if they don’t cancel
Rush: Dinner afterward, perhaps.
Rush: My friend Gary usually comes with me.
Dona: I signed up for their information
Rush: Very good!
Rush: it is a FUN venue!
Dona: I am looking forward to it and meeting you in person.
Rush: older man who runs the theater playes the Wurlitzer organ!
Dona: I fee like we are old friend at this point
Rush: He will give a short concert first.
Rush: I guess we actually ARE!
Dona: That will be fun
Hawaii_Steve: I’m back. Dolly brought me desert.
Rush: I can promise you it IS fun.
Rush: A neighbor?
Dona: Send some to me please.
Dona: I love dessert
Hawaii_Steve: Yes. Are you talking about ole Town Music Hall?
Rush: I don’t pass up dessert…for sure!
Hawaii_Steve: Some kind of home-made berry-puff dish.
Rush: At the end of April, they have scheduled a showing of “Castle in the Desert.”
Dona: One of my favorites
Rush: No pun intended, but please tell Dolly…”Hello!”
Hawaii_Steve: The organist is, or was, Bill Field. A friend of mine. Don’t know if he’s still alive or not.
Rush: I believe he’s still going, Steve.
Rush: YES…Bill Field.
Rush: I apologize…but I should be going…
Dona: I will see you both next week!
Dona: Nice chatting.
Rush: take care…both of you!
Dona: Fun evening
Hawaii_Steve: A quick Bill Field story. Bill had personal license plates on his car.
Rush: Steve…WIONDERFUL to “see” you here!
Hawaii_Steve: “W. C. Field” – No “S”
Rush: So, his middle name is a “C” name?
Hawaii_Steve: People would give him all kinds of crap because he was calling himself W. C. Field. But that was his name.
Rush: Well…I suppose his parents “tributed” him!
Hawaii_Steve: Yes. Bill C. Field is his real name.
Rush: That’s a good story!
Rush: LOVE it!
Dona: I agree.
Rush: Thank you, Steve!
Dona: Thank you Steve
Rush: Perfect note on which to depart!
Rush: Not much could top that!
Rush: Take care…
Hawaii_Steve: Having too much fun with your folks. I am usually working when the chat occurs.
Rush: Be safe….
Dona: Goodnight, be safe
Rush: Be HEALTHY.
Rush: Make it as you can, steve!
Hawaii_Steve: Good night my friends. Please say “hi” to Bill for me.
Rush: Even if it’s at the closing credits!
Rush: Alaha, sir!
Rush: Good night!
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Rush: VERY pleasant dreams…
Hawaii_Steve: Good night.
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