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Sax Rohmer


Sax Rohmer died in London, St. Pancras way apparently, and is buried in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green, Harrow Road, W. London.

Fu Manchu and Sax Rohmer's writings in general inspired the Steam, Smoke & Mirrors character 'Dr Phunn'.

Sax Rohmer – real name Arthur Ward – began by submitting performance ditties to music hall stars Little Tich and George Robey. His first story ‘The Mysterious Mummy’ was published in 1903.

Between 1913 and 1950 Sax penned 13 novels featuring the criminal genius ‘Fu Manchu’.  The fiend was first portrayed on film by Harry Lyons in the 1923 silent serial ‘The Mystery of Fu Manchu’.

(Photos: Stephen Smith)
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