Sunday, November 27, 2005

Charlie Chan Sings!
And beautifully as well we know from Charlie Chan in Shanghai, our Monday Night Chat Room Movie, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time.
Warner Oland, our Chan in Shanghai, helped make history in 1927 as Cantor Rabinowitz to Al Jolson's Jakie Rabinowhitz in "The Jazz Singer."
This was the movie that shot Hollywood kicking and screaming into the "talkie" era and the movies haven't turned back!
Charlie Chan fans are lucky enough to have our own Oland song when Warner Oland sings to the little children traveling with him to Shanghai by ship.
We have an added bonus in that "Princess Ming Lo Fu" refers to another series of films that Oland made--albeit a short one--as Fu Manchu.
Princess Ming Lo Fu:
Long the journey, hard the way,
But his heart was gay,
For, was he not a Prince both strong and brave,
Vowed a princess fair to save?
And he slew the dreadful dragon,
Even cut off his seven heads;
And in this cave he found the Princess
Bound in her lowly bed.
Then came they both back to the land
Of the mighty Emperor Fu Manchu,
To claim his reward, the dainty hand
Of lovely Ming Lo Fu."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Virginia! Another great update! TYSM--Bill (Daytona Beach, Fl.)

28/11/05 8:30 PM  

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