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: Superman
Sinister Cinema: Superman Live
Autograph Hound Super-Sunday once more, and from his extensive files of John Hancocks stacked on top of John Hancocks, Brian Leno sends in Kirk Alyn — the first actor to portray Superman in live action. Brian noted, “Am enjoying the … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco Tagged Autographs, Bo Derek, Brian Leno, Hugh Jackman, Kirk Alyn, Mr T, Patrick Warburton, Redd Foxx, Superman, Virginia O'Brien
Hammett: “The Diamond Wager”
It’s been over two years since Terry Zobeck did a quick run-through of how many Hammett stories had seen print, that far, preparing himself to dive in to check on editorial meddling by Frederic Dannay. Of all the stories then … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, Lit, News, REH Tagged "The Diamond Wager", Argosy, Detective Fiction Weekly, Evan Lewis, Frederic Dannay, Man of Steel, PulpFest, Pulps, Superman, Sword-and-Sorcery, Terry Zobeck, The Dark Barbarian, Weird Western
Sinister Cinema: Jackie Cooper
I noticed that on May 3 Jackie Cooper passed on — thanks to the Hammett tour and dumb luck, I got to meet him one time. The year was 1982. I was back on the Jim Eason program on KGO radio — … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, News, Tour Tagged Albert R. Broccoli, Golden Gate Avenue, Jackie Cooper, James Bond, Jim Eason, KGO, Oscar, Radio, Superman, Ted Healy, Tenderloin, Three Stooges, Wallace Beery