Tag Archives: Powell Hotel

Frisco Beat: And an “Adios” to the Powell Hotel. . . .

On May 19 I made my way to the bar in John’s Grill for a meeting with the Greek writer Fondas Ladis, in the burg doing research on a biography of Blackjack Jerome. As I hiked up the first block of … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Powell Hotel

Speaking of Willeford, I owe my pal, boxing fan Brian Leno, for bringing to my attention the postcard of Sailor Tom Sharkey, giving an address in the Powell Hotel. As I detail in my book Willeford, the author of Cockfighter and Miami Blues … Continue reading

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News: April 2009

LAST MONTH IN TUCSON In the photos above you’ll see Dennis McMillan catching a quick chat with Elmore Leonard after his big interview, and Don doing a spur-of-the-moment tribute to Ernest P. Worrell. The Tucson Book Fair offered lots of … Continue reading

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News: March 2008

PALM SUNDAY Anyone who wants to show up, willing to hand over a tenspot, is welcome to join in the Dashiell Hammett Tour offered on Palm Sunday — that’s Sunday March 16 with a noon start at the Main Library … Continue reading

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