Earl Derr Biggers

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Earl Derr Biggers was a notable American novelist, playwright and the creator of the fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Chan. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1884/08/26 Earl Derr Biggers is born the son of Robert J and Emma E (Derr) Biggers in Warren, Ohio. Born
1913/00/00 Earl Derr Biggers' novel "Seven Keys to Baldpate" is published. A bestseller, it will be adapted by George M Cohan into a play in 1913, which in turn will be adapted several times for film, radio and TV. Author
1917/00/00 Gordon and Ethel Mace and Gordon's two brothers, Charles and Stuart Mace open The Baldpate Inn. Named after a E D Biggers's novel, Seven Keys to Baldpate, the inn boast hot running water, electric lights and indoor plumbing. Author Baldpate Inn Estes Park
1919/00/00 Earl Derr Biggers is inspired to write the "House Without a Key" while staying in a cottage at Gray's-By-the Sea (razed) at Grays beach. Vacation House Without a Key (book) Halekulani Honolulu
1924/00/00 In an obscure corner of an inside page, I found ... Chinese, being too fond of opium, had been arrested by Sergeants Chang Apana and Lee Fook, of the Honolulu Police. - EDB, paging through a Hawaiian newspaper in the Reading Room of the NY Public Library Author House Without a Key (book) Chinatown Historic District, Honolulu Honolulu
1924/00/00 In an obscure corner of an inside page, I found ... Chinese, being too fond of opium, had been arrested by Sergeants Chang Apana and Lee Fook, of the Honolulu Police. - EDB, paging through a Hawaiian newspaper in the Reading Room of the NY Public Library Author House Without a Key (book) New York Public Library New York City
1925/01/24 'The Saturday Evening Post' begins syndication of Derr Biggers' "The House Without a Key". Author House Without a Key (book) Opening of Tourism in Hawaii
1925/03/00 Every morning at 9:00, Biggers walks from 609 S Hudson Ave to a small rented office in a building next to the Pasadena Star-News, and works on the "The Chinese Parrot". "I try to imagine I'm out to make the next edition." - EDB Author The Chinese Parrot (book) The Pasadena Star-News Building Pasadena, CA
1926/06/26 Saturday Evening Post serilizes "The Chinese Parrot" 26 June to 24 July 1926. Author The Chinese Parrot (book)
1928/00/00 Detective Chang Apana meets Earl Derr Biggers at the newly opened Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Author House Without a Key (book) Royal Hawaiian Hotel Honolulu
1933/03/26 After two years of poor health, Earl Derr Biggers suffers a heart attack while resting in Palm Springs, California. Health
1933/04/05 Earl Derr Biggers dies in a Pasadena, California hospital. Died

2 Creative Works by Earl Derr Biggers »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
House Without a Key (book) Author Novel 1925/01/24
The Chinese Parrot (book) Author Novel 1926/06/26

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