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: Hitchcock
Sinister Cinema: Doc Savage Meets Bogie
On Sale Every Wednesday: Pulps in the Movies — and How! Today hero-pulp stalwart Doc Savage shares a scene with Humphrey Bogart. Man, you cannot get any more pulp and movie than that, right? Not that anyone ever spotted Doc’s … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit Tagged Bogie, Conflict, Doc Savage, Hitchcock, John Locke, Pulps in the Movies, Rebecca, Vertigo
Hammett: Win Some Lose Some
How about the Hitchcockesque pic above to close out the year? Shot in the stairwell in the Mechanics’ Library after one of my talks about Hammett or noir. I feel noir just looking at it. And kind of dizzy, too. … Continue reading
Posted in Dash Tagged Hitchcock, Jo Hammett, Mechanics' Library, Nathan Ward, saps, Terry Zobeck
Posse McMillan: Kent Harrington in Noir City
We’re about halfway through the current Noir City run, and I’ve done all the days I’m going to do this year — lucking out when Kent Harrington, fellow Posse McMillan regular, happened to be on hand Sunday for a signing … Continue reading
Sinister Cinema: It Could Have Been Worse
I keep thinking about how clunky Roadhouse Nights was — how maybe I’d have been better off never seeing it. Yeah, sure, I get to check it off the list of Hammett-related movies. I have most of those checked off, and … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film Tagged Castro Theatre, Hitchcock, Louis Malle, Pacific Film Archive, Peckinpah, Seth Rogan, Wojciech Haas