Tag Archives: Musso & Frank

Hollywood Beat: A Fante Salon

Just got word that a new literary salon has scheduled its first meeting for Monday January 23 in Musso & Frank — you know, I’m half-thinking about going, if not to this one, then to a later session. What a great place to stage … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: More on Jim Thompson

Just got an email from Steve Snow about the burst of Jim Thompson-related posts I did in October. Steve writes: I enjoyed your Hammett site, and wanted to pass on a few notes about Jim Thompson. He lived at 1922 North Whitley … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: 7741 Hollywood Blvd

Before the money from The Getaway allowed them to move closer to Musso & Frank, Jim Thompson and his family lived a little less than a mile away from the front doors, on the same street — far enough out to … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: 1817 Hillcrest

The place Jim Thompson was living at the time of his death — check out a reputable source, but my understanding is that he died in this building — is roughly ten or twelve blocks from Musso & Frank. To … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: 1922 Whitley

When I got back to Hollywood to stop in Musso & Frank for the third time, I was really curious to check into what Dennis McMillan had told me — that Jim Thompson was a regular there, drinking at the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: More Musso

Finally, I got a date set-up — Saturday August 20, 2011 — where I could hit Musso & Frank with Craig Graham, the guy who first told me about the place. Craig reserved a table with a view of the bar. … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: Musso & Frank

Since I missed out on Musso & Frank for years, I’ve been trying to catch up, stopping in every time I make the drive down to LA — I figure I won’t burn out, given that I only drop south once or twice a … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: The Return of Donald Sidney-Fryer

This coming Saturday, September 17, starting at 3p.m., you’ll find Donald Sidney-Fryer back in town for a signing in Borderlands. He did his stint as a San Francisco writer, starting sometime in the 1960s, tossing himself full tilt into the Hippie Scene … Continue reading

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Tour: Guest Stars

And on that tour by appointment for April 19 I was talking about, Charlie Morfin and Carrie-Anne of the Black Dahlia walks in Hollywood were up to check out the Frisco scene, get some tips about leading tours for film … Continue reading

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