Tag Archives: Donald Wandrei

Sinister Cinema: And the Bleak Noir Rains Crashed Down

I’ve got my slideshow talk in Livermore tomorrow, after warming up with the Q&A in Novato the other day. Wow. You can tell when you’re showing a genuine noir classic, because the sky breaks open and cold rain paints everything in shades … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Lost World of Pulp!

In less than a week I’m off to PulpFest 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, with side trips to look up Jim Tully sites in St. Marys plus check out one of the world’s best privately held collections of M. P. Shiel — and … Continue reading

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Hammett: Including Murder

A few months back Evan Lewis of Davy Crockett’s Almanack let me know he was drifting into town, so I lined up a day where I could show him and his wife as many of the lost byways, precipice gradiants, … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: The Return of Donald Sidney-Fryer

This coming Saturday, September 17, starting at 3p.m., you’ll find Donald Sidney-Fryer back in town for a signing in Borderlands. He did his stint as a San Francisco writer, starting sometime in the 1960s, tossing himself full tilt into the Hippie Scene … Continue reading

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Mort: Philip Rahman

When I headed out for the tour on July 23, I knew it was birthday number 123 for Raymond Chandler, courtesy a quick blurb on The Rap Sheet. The media at large was covering the discovery of Amy Winehouse’s body earlier that … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: You Can’t Win

Out of the legions of neglected books from all the books that have come and gone in all the world, very few return to any kind of currency. Once the book slips out of print, or the generation of readers that made it … Continue reading

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News: January 2009

NO EXTRA TOURS, LOTS OF NOIR No extra walks have been set for this month, but if you want some noir, buckle your seat belts. Don returns to the Mechanics Library for a reading — he’ll do the underground section … Continue reading

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News: June 2008

OUR WEB HOST HITS THE BIG 13 While the average guy on the street may not think of Don and the Hammett Tour as part of the on-going cool San Francisco underground scene, Don does — the walk has its … Continue reading

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News: May 2008

WINNING THOSE AWARDS In the photo above you can see Don posed with the three Cimmerian Awards he has landed thus far — this shot being an alternate that wasn’t used in the new Cimmerian Awards issue coverage. For that … Continue reading

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News: April 2008

Anyone who wants to track Don down at the NoirCon in Philly will find him hanging around the bar from April 3 through 6. Doesn’t look as if there will be a formal panel devoted to Charles Willeford during the … Continue reading

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