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: LAVA Salon
Hollywood Beat: Hammett, By Proxy
Remember when I expressed some worries about the LAVA literary salon being able to hang on in Musso & Frank? I’m not psychic, I was just reading the writing on the wall. And I read it right. (I didn’t have … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Lit, News Tagged Jo Hammett, LAVA Salon, Los Angeles Athletic Club, Musso & Frank
Hollywood Beat: Mrs. Parker and the Literary Circle
The LAVA Literary Salon that meets in Musso & Frank has a new meeting scheduled on Dorothy Parker and F. Scott Fitzgerald — sold out already! I missed their first meeting, on John Fante, but was in M&F only a couple … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit, News Tagged Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jim Tully, John Fante, LAVA Salon, Musso & Frank, PulpFest, Raymond Chandler