In 2003, Fox Movie Channel started airing cleaned-up prints of Charlie
Chan movies. I had forgotten how wonderful these were. They interrupted their "Chan Fest," but not before I discovered
some excellent Charlie Chan sites on the web.
The first link is actually to some album pages allied to this site, with examples
of the Charlie Chan newspaper strip. The colorful header above is concocted from the strip's logo and a footer strip, which
latter would be added to the bottom of the full page version of the Sunday strips in papers which had a little more height
than the strip itself occupied.
In each strip is CHARLIE CHAN’S NOTEBOOK, the little notebook pages
in each strip’s title logo panel have aphorisms on them, the little sayings that were a hallmark of the Chan movies.
Since they are a tad hard to read on the scans in my album, this is a list of the ones on the 12 Sundays here:
1. Fewer words spoken, fewer mistakes made. (2/26/39)
2. A snake in a bamboo tube still has poison fangs. (3/5/39)
3. [Lost issue.] (3/12/39)
4. The man who looks back sees his mistakes behind him. (3/19/39)
5. He who plays two parts invites twice as much danger. (3/26/39)
6. Guessing is cheap, but wrong guess expensive. (4/2/39)
7. Detective business consists of one insignificant detail placed beside other. (4/9/39)
8. Pleasure and profit so seldom found on same street. (4/16/39)
9. When you reach stone wall, circle about, seeking new path. (4/23/39)
10. Yet to come
11. Yet to come
12. Yet to come