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: Muhammad Ali
Rediscovered: “Cowboy” Dula, a Gold Watch from Dempsey, and Frazier
Our occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno jumps swinging into Bio Month with a post about boxing. I’ve long thought that Leno would be the guy to do a history — in effect, a biography — of the Old School boxers, since … Continue reading
Posted in Boxing, News, REH Tagged Autographs, Brian Leno, Brownwood Texas, Damon Sasser, Frazetta, Haakon Hansen, Hans Jacob Nielsen, Jack Dempsey, Joe Frazier, Kid Dula, Muhammad Ali
Rediscovered: The Underworld Years
Let’s ease gently from Biography Month into LitCrit Month. . . . In the intro to their bio on Jim Tully, Bauer and Dawidziak have this statement: Frank Scully, who knew Tully better than anyone, had a warning for any … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, Willeford Tagged Dr. Sam: Johnson, Frank Scully, H. L. Mencken, Jack Dempsey, Jack London, James Boswell, Jim Tully, Mark Dawidziak, Muhammad Ali, Paul J. Bauer, The American Mercury, Waldo Frank