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: Photoplay
Sinister Cinema: That Old Navy Blues
For the twelfth exciting installment in his epic Pulps in the Movies series — On Sale Every Wednesday — John Locke goes way back to that transitional era when the talkies were muscling aside silent cinema, uncovering not only pulps … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Lit Tagged Anita Page, Clarence Brown, Clues, Garbo, Ghost Stories, John Locke, Over the Top, Photoplay, Pulps in the Movies, Screen Secrets, Screenland, Three Star Stories, William Haines
Hammett: “A Fast-Moving Gripping Mystery Yarn”
The pulp expert John Locke was just telling me he got his hands on a trove of Photoplay issues from the 1930s, and figured everyone would like to see how the trade mag blurbed the very first movie version of … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film Tagged Bebe Daniels, Dwight Frye, John Locke, Photoplay, Ricardo Cortez, Richard Layman