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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008.
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Journalist Lester Ziffren dead at 101

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lester Ziffren, a resourceful globe-trotting journalist, diplomat, and Hollywood writer and agent, has died of congestive heart failure at age 101.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2006 with 127 to follow.
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Charlie Chan remembered in documentary

HONOLULU, June 20 (UPI) -- A new four-disc set, "The Charlie Chan Collection," explores the movies' famous Honolulu detective and includes several of the most famous Chan films.

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Today is Friday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2005 with 127 to follow.
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Lucy Liu takes on Charlie Chan

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Lucy Liu will play Charlie Chan's No. 1 granddaughter in the Hollywood revival of the detective series popular in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2004 with 127 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2003 with 127 to follow.
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Fox Movie Channel drops Chan film series

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- The Fox Movie Channel, in response to complaints about racial insensitivity, has canceled its planned summer festival of "Charlie Chan" mysteries.
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Charlie Chan is a fictional Chinese-American detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1923. Loosely based on Honolulu detective Chang Apana, Biggers conceived of the benevolent and heroic Chan as an alternative to Yellow Peril stereotypes, such as villains like Fu Manchu. Chan is a detective of the Honolulu police, though many stories feature Chan traveling the world as he investigates mysteries and solves crimes.

Chan first appeared in Biggers' novels, but went on to be featured in a number of media. Over four dozen films featuring Charlie Chan have been made, beginning in 1926. The character was at first portrayed by Asian actors, and the films met with little success. In 1931, the Fox Film Corporation cast Swedish actor Warner Oland as Chan in Charlie Chan Carries On; the film was a success, and Fox went on to produce 15 more Chan films with Oland in the title role. After Oland's death, American actor Sidney Toler was cast as Chan; Toler made 22 Chan films, first for Fox and then for Monogram Studios. After Toler's death, six more films were made, starring Roland Winters.

In addition, a number of Spanish- and Chinese-language Chan films were made during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. American-made Chan films were shown in China to much success, where the character was popular and respected. More recent film adaptations in the 1990s have been unsuccessful. The character has also been featured in several radio programs, two television shows, and a number of comics.

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