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: Gary Cooper
Sinister Cinema: Coop for the Star
Evan Lewis, excavating the newsprint of yesteryear, just put up a clump of news items on who was going to star in the first movie version of Hammett’s The Glass Key. Gary Cooper was the first choice for Ned Beaumont. … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film Tagged Evan Lewis, Gary Cooper
Hammett: Oscar Nominee
During the Hammett-fest for Noir City I was struck by something Eddie Muller didn’t mention in the little intro for City Streets from 1931. I believe I saw that movie circa twenty years ago, and it didn’t leave much of an impression. Yeah, … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, News Tagged Academy Awards, Casablanca, Chow Yun Fat, City Streets, Eddie Muller, Gary Cooper, Lillian Hellman, Noir City, Oscar, Paul Lukas, Roadhouse Nights, Rouben Mamoulian, The Artist, The Mark of Zorro, Tyrone Power, Uggie