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: King Kong
Rediscovered: Freddie Mills Leads the Pack
Autograph Hound Saturday once again. Kind of snuck up on me. I mentioned the other week that Brian Leno has been collecting signatures like hell recently — on top of collecting like hell his whole life — and he’s here … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, Film Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Freddie Mills, King Kong, Kray Brothers
Sinister Cinema: Kong
Pulps in the Movies. On Sale Every Wednesday. Today the noted pulp expert John Locke takes us back to the days of 1933 via the digital magic of 2005 — the days when newsstands selling pulps populated the big cities, … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit Tagged Berenice Abbott, John Locke, King Kong, Manhattan Bridge, Once Upon a Time in America, Peter Jackson, Pulps in the Movies
Sinister Cinema: Scream Queen
To get you in the mood for Halloween this Autograph Hound Saturday, Brian Leno has brought forth from his vault signatures by Candace Hilligoss, Barbara Steele — and now wraps it up with a true icon of the Pop Culture. … Continue reading
Posted in Film Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Fay Wray, King Kong
Sinister Cinema: Two-Gun Bob and Kong
Brian Leno is going nuts with this Robert E. Howard stuff — and more power to him. He just sent me this postscript to one of his groundbreaking essays in The Cimmerian. If you don’t have a solid collection of … Continue reading
Posted in Film, REH Tagged Brian Leno, Brownwood Texas, Fay Wray, Howard Payne College, Ken Kelly, King Kong, The Cimmerian, The Yellow Jacket
Two-Gun Bob: “Academic Wankery” and the Rise of the Uninformed
Image above: Howardian academics confronted with a Deconstructionist Debacle — image itself, a Footnote to the Great Flivver War of 2015 (academics love their footnotes, and this pic precisely captures my view of academics and their apparatus). While of course I intend … Continue reading
Posted in News, REH Tagged Al Harron, Black Gate, Brian Leno, Castalia House, flivvers, Jeff Shanks, King Kong, Leo Grin, Mark Finn, Morgan Holmes, PEAPS, REHupa, Scott Connors, The Cimmerian, Theo Beale, Vox Day, Weird Tales, Will Murray
Sinister Cinema: Morgan. . . Morrrgggaaannnnnnnn. . . .
I know that at least one of my regular blog readers waits to watch The Walking Dead until after the season wraps and the DVD/Blu Ray sets appear — which is the way I watch Dexter — so let me do a … Continue reading
Posted in Film, News Tagged Bill Arney, Cheese Theatre, Dexter, Edgar Wallace, King Kong, Lennie James, Morgan Holmes, Shaun of the Dead, The Last Man on Earth, The Walking Dead, Vincent Price