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: Jimmy Stewart
Hollywood Beat: When Chandler Was Home
Brian Wallace popped me the news that Raymond Chandler’s home in La Jolla — given how often he moved around, kind of his main lair — is up for serious renovation and the addition of a second story. If that … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit, News Tagged Gone with the Wind, Jimmy Stewart, La Jolla, literary homes, literary landmarks, Margaret Mitchell, Raymond Chandler, Vertigo
Frisco Beat: Reeling in the History
Did a couple of groups by appointment yesterday, got lucky with the brutal winter rains holding off. . . . On one of them the mysterious CitySleuth came along and tossed in some tidbits of film/Frisco history — one was … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Frisco, Tour Tagged 891 Post, Bill Arney, CitySleuth, Heisenberg, Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Lon Chaney Sr., Mark Murphy, ReelSF, Ruby Skye, Tenderloin Museum, The Big Knockover, The Penalty, Vertigo
Sinister Cinema: Fort Point
As I just mentioned, when Evan/Dave Lewis came to town I showed him and his wife around for a few hours, witnessed by the shot above. Fort Point, under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Classic noir locale. … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco Tagged Alcatraz, Bogie, Dark Passage, Dave Lewis, Evan Lewis, Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, High Anxiety, Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Lady from Shanghai, Lee Marvin, Mel Brooks, Point Blank, Vertigo