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: TCM
Sinister Cinema: Borland’s Mark
You know that Brian Leno collects autographs constantly, but I’m sure he gets an added kick out of the hunt if he can spin a seasonal angle out of it. He tells me that the autographed photo above is “something I … Continue reading
Posted in Film Tagged Autographs, Bela Lugosi, Brian Leno, Carroll Borland, Mark of the Vampire, TCM
Sinister Cinema: Bogie and The Duke
Got in a note from Terry Zobeck — who has Material of Substance lined up in my in-box, but you can’t always do the Deep Pure Text stuff. Terry has this piece of cinematic history to relate: All that talk … Continue reading
Posted in Film Tagged Big Jake, Bogie, John Wayne, Richard Boone, TCM, Terry Zobeck
Sinister Cinema: Tomorrow, If You’ve Got the Loot. . .
When last heard from on this blog, I was wondering if the lead statue of the mysterious Black Bird due to go on the auction block tomorrow might not be the dingus from the collection of Dr. Gary Milan — … Continue reading
Posted in Film, News Tagged Bogie, Bonhams Auctions, Brian Leno, Dr. Gary Milan, falcon statues, Rick's Cafe Americain, Sam Spade armchair, TCM