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: Charlie Morfin
Sinister Cinema: In Hilly Alabam
When last seen here on Up and Down These Mean Streets, Hollywood tour guide Charlie Morfin supplied us with a shot of the Dashiell Hammett Street sign when they got the spelling wrong — white hot news back in 2011, kicked … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, News Tagged Alabama Hills, Budd Boetticher, Burritt alley, Burritt alley plaque, Charlie Morfin, Elwood alley, Henry Silva, Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, The Tall T
Tour: Urbane and SFist
This shot of me and Charlie Morfin of the Black Dahlia Tours gumshoeing up Elwood alley reminds me of a shot used in the recent article for The SFist, which you can check out here.
Posted in Tour Tagged Black Dahlia tours, Charlie Morfin, The SFist
Tour: Guest Stars
And on that tour by appointment for April 19 I was talking about, Charlie Morfin and Carrie-Anne of the Black Dahlia walks in Hollywood were up to check out the Frisco scene, get some tips about leading tours for film … Continue reading
Posted in News, Tour Tagged Bela Lugosi, Bing Crosby, Black Dahlia tours, Bogie, Burritt alley, Burritt alley plaque, celebrity graves, Charlie Morfin, Dwight Frye, Jack Benny, John Ford, Lon Chaney Sr., Musso & Frank
Frisco Beat: Dashiel Hammet Stret
On Tuesday April 19 I did a tour by appointment for the folk who run the Black Dahlia walks in Hollywood — and more on that in the next post. The usual fun ensued, always happens when you have people … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News Tagged Black Dahlia tours, Charlie Morfin, Dashiell Hammett Street, literary streets, Literary World of San Francisco