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     While a few actors played Charlie Chan before Warner Oland and a few portrayed Inspector Chan after Roland Winters, the main body of Earl Derr Biggers’ Charlie Chan film adaptations occurred between 1931 to 1949.  Warner Oland began playing Charlie Chan in The Black Camel (1931).      After his death, Sidney Toler started playing […]

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     In 1880, William Muldoon would become World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in the Greco-Roman style after defeating Thiebaud Bauer, the reigning champion.  Before he would accomplish this feat, Muldoon had to pay his dues and prepare for the title tilt with Bauer.      In 1876, Muldoon caught the attention of former bare knuckle prizefighting world […]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download      In this episode, we discuss a great fitness app, the genius of America’s first celebrity trainer William Muldoon, a movie recommendation and why I retitled a book. Affiliate Link – BlueHost provides excellent customer services for your web hosting needs.      Last week, I talked about adjustments […]

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     I first read about the Siege of Sidney Street in 40 Years of Scotland Yard by Sir Frederic Porter Wensley.  The London Police were looking for the murderers of three policemen in December 1910.  The suspects were members of a Latvian anarchist group, who had settled in London.      On December 16, […]

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