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: Novato Theater
Frisco Beat: Those Theatres of Yesteryear
Doing the bits about the Novato Theater reminded me that I’ve been meaning to blurb a Julie Lindow project for, what?, at least a couple of years. (Julie hitched up with San Francisco Noir editor Peter Maravelis during the heyday … Continue reading
Sinister Cinema: And the Bleak Noir Rains Crashed Down
I’ve got my slideshow talk in Livermore tomorrow, after warming up with the Q&A in Novato the other day. Wow. You can tell when you’re showing a genuine noir classic, because the sky breaks open and cold rain paints everything in shades … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit, News, Willeford Tagged Arkham House, August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith, Donald Wandrei, IMDb, John Huston, Lovecraft, Novato Theater, Oscar, Peter O'Toole, Philip Rahman, Sidney Greenstreet, Weird Tales
Sinister Cinema: Talking About the Falcon
If you’ve got a few bucks to donate to a good cause, this coming Saturday, February 8 at 6:30p.m., the Novato Theater Film Club is showing the 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon — the classic version. The good cause: … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, News, Willeford Tagged Bogie, Castro Theatre, Hamilton Field, Noir City, Novato Theater, Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet