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: Pacific Film Archive
Sinister Cinema: The Woman Chaser
Joe McSpadden, producer for 1999’s The Woman Chaser, mentioned that the December 7 showing in the Alamo Drafthouse put the movie on the largest screen ever — swell deal for cineastes. Above, a still frame of star Patrick Warburton as … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, Lit, News, Willeford Tagged Alamo Drafthouse, Jake Isgar, Joe McSpadden, Pacific Film Archive, Patrick Warburton, The Woman Chaser
Sinister Cinema: It Could Have Been Worse
I keep thinking about how clunky Roadhouse Nights was — how maybe I’d have been better off never seeing it. Yeah, sure, I get to check it off the list of Hammett-related movies. I have most of those checked off, and … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film Tagged Castro Theatre, Hitchcock, Louis Malle, Pacific Film Archive, Peckinpah, Seth Rogan, Wojciech Haas