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Hammett: Getcher Tickets!

Got a note yesterday from the Mechanics’ Library that 71 seats have sold for the appearance by Hammett biographer Nathan Ward (left, pictured in his Brooklyn turf) next Wednesday — if that’s not sold out, it is closing in. Not like … Continue reading

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Hammett: Bill Arney on The Lost Detective

Today is the official publication date for Nathan Ward’s new bio of Dashiell Hammett, so to raise a symbolic glass of Bacardi in toast (I’m sure all big fans of The Maltese Falcon will get the reference), let’s have a … Continue reading

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Hammett: Reviewer Remorse

Now Terry Zobeck is worried that his review of the new Hammett bio by Nathan Ward — because of a few quibbles he throws in — might not have given a fair account of how much he liked it: I hope … Continue reading

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Hammett: Terry Zobeck Reviews The Lost Detective

Since we’re hosting Biography Month because of the new Hammett bio by Nathan Ward, how about we kick the thing into gear with a full-fledged review by none other than Terry Zobeck, the most prolific Guest Blogger here on Up … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Biography Month Once More on These Mean Streets

What ho, it is Biography Month once again on Up and Down These Mean Streets — last time I did one was July 2012. The new bio of Jim Tully was a big excuse that time, and no doubt the … Continue reading

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Tour: For September and October

Okay, before the promised El Niño rains start crashing down this winter — if they start crashing down — I’m giving the gumshoe-wearing public a chance to walk the Hammett walk to their hearts’ content. In September anyone with $20 in … Continue reading

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Tour: Sundays, August 9 and August 23

In addition to a few groups by appointment penciled into the schedule this month, anyone interested with $20 to spare and around four hours to kill is welcome to show up for walks on Sunday August 9 or Sunday August … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: A Big New Wrinkle in Mapback Thinking

Got another note from Nathan Ward — which as an aside, reminds me that maybe when his new bio of Hammett hits the stands later this year, I could do another Biography Month celebration here on Up and Down These … Continue reading

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Hammett: Trouble on Wall Street

Sam Spade said, “I don’t mind a reasonable amount of trouble.” And that’s what he’s got. Nathan Ward — whose upcoming new biography of Hammett is being proofread and copyedited and put through the hoops right now — just popped … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: Becoming an Instant Icon

Just got a note from Nathan Ward, who is in LA doing more on-the-ground research for his biography of Dashiell Hammett — needless to say, as soon as that one is available I’ll alert everyone who surfs Up and Down These Mean … Continue reading

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