In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: Arlington
Rediscovered: Mean Streets Veteran Cracks The Daily Beast
Veterans Day. Lots of Vets on These Mean Streets. Hammett, two World Wars, interred in Arlington. The late great James Crumley. The great Kent Anderson. Plenty more. And of course Charles Willeford — also interred in Arlington — who gets … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, News, Willeford Tagged Arlington, James Crumley, Jason Siegel, Kent Anderson, The Daily Beast, Veteran's Day
Rediscovered: Jeopardy! Loves Hammett Trivia
Oh, yeah — on the episode of Jeopardy! broadcast on January 9, a category in the Double Jeopardy! round was titled Arlington National Cemetery. The $2000 clew (supposedly the most difficult) read: A veteran of both world wars, this creator … Continue reading
The week before I watched The Pope of Greenwich Village on the anniversary of Charles Willeford’s death, my pal Leo Grin happened to be on a trip to Washington, D.C. Leo is known for the great Robert E. Howard magazine The Cimmerian, … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, REH, Willeford Tagged Adam Baldwin, Arlington, Big Hollywood, celebrity graves, Chuck, Human Target, Joe Louis, Lee Marvin, Leo Grin, The Barbaric Triumph, The Cimmerian, The Pope of Greenwich Village