Tag Archives: Solar Pons

Rediscovered: Those Signed Arkhams

Before doing the panel at Signman: John Law the other evening, I made plans to stop into Bibliomania — very close, in the heart of downtown Oakland, one of the classic bookstores of yesteryear but still in business today. I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Who Knows Solar Pons?

Who knows Pons? Well, John D. Haefele for one. Haefele just put up a post on the Allied Authors blog in which he ruminates in re: August Derleth’s Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street. He gets into all manner of esoterica, … Continue reading

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Hammett: And Derleth

Yesterday we had a guest post from Brian Leno, and today John D. Haefele drops back into the action. Want to find out what August Derleth of Arkham House had to do with Creeps by Night, the anthology of weird fiction edited … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Big Sale at Kayo; or, The Adventure of the French Translator

Yesterday I met up with noir writer Kent Harrington from Posse McMillan and Nordine Haddad, Kent’s French translator who is in the burg for a little visit before he and Kent wander off to NoirCon in Philly in a week … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Further Pontine Ephemera

Remember that cache of Arkham House ephemera I landed the other week, anchored by a TLS by August Derleth on a Solar Pons greeting card he had had printed up? I thought just having the little signed note by Derleth … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Solar Pons

Dove back into one of my favorite hobbies recently, when I landed a ten item trove of Arkham House ephemera. Ordered them mostly blind, though I had the sense that an item I needed might possibly be in the lot. … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: PulpFest 2015 — On the Whole, I’d Rather Not Be in Philadelphia

Got to the airport predawn on Thursday August 13, plenty of time to fly to Phoenix, catch the connecting flight to Columbus, Ohio, so I’d hit this year’s PulpFest by 4p.m., before they even cracked open the doors of the … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: “Pigeons from Hell from Lovecraft”

I got a note from Bob Byrne — who you may know as “the Solar Pons guy” who wrote that thorough survey of Bogie vs. Raft I linked to awhile back — asking if I’d contribute to a symposium he’s … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: Bogart vs. Raft

There’s a theory that Humphrey Bogart owes his superstar status to George Raft, because Raft kept turning down key roles that propelled Bogie from second string to Icon. If you’ve been on the tour, you know that I touch on … Continue reading

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