Chang Apana was the inspiration of
Earl Derr Biggers' Chinese Detective based in Hollywood. Apana was a character as fascinating as his fictional
- and cinematic! - namesake.
A Quickie Update for Charlie Chan
Gilbert Martines has an interesting new
addition to his Chan Blog at http://detectivecharliechan.blogspot.com/ about Chang Apana's family . . . family that I hadn't been aware of - or at least didn't
Need I say that Gilbert's continued book project
is one more indication that interest in all things Chan . . . up to and including Chang Apana . . . is still going strong?!
NEWS FLASH FOR
CHARLIE CHAN FANS!
There had been news some little while
ago about Jill Lepore writing about Chang Apana, said to be Earl Derr Biggers' insperation for his Charlie Chan.
Ms. Lepore is now in The New
Yorker about our honorable - and favorite! - Chinese detective, Charlie Chan, is now available in The New Yorker
Thanks to fellow Chan Fan Bill Lutters
about the story, Maven has pulled all four parts together . . . all ready for the reading at this link that includes a video!
CHAN THE MAN - On the Trail of the Honorable Detective
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