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Tour: Sunday December 18

Rain or shine. Sunday December 18. Noon. Meet near the “L” sculpture. Last walk this year. If interested, bring a tenspot, and hit the mean streets.

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Rediscovered: The Shadow of PulpFest

What do you think, in the photo above shot on the May 8, 2011 tour, I look more like The Shadow and Mike Chomko, swathed in blue, looks more like Superman, right? My hands float, missing the comforting weight of fully-loaded … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Drinking with Ace

Ace Atkins was parachuted into town by his publisher for a signing last night, and even though he had a 6 a.m. plane to catch today of course he went out drinking with me and Vince Emery and one of … Continue reading

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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

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Tour: Death in the Tenderloin

Mike Humbert came out on the tour this past Sunday and popped one of the many asides that make the walk the meta-tour that it is up on his personal YouTube channel. You may know Mike’s name — he did the maps … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: 100, and Counting

During the throes of repainting the old website in the closing months of 2010, knocking together the current blog format, I had to sit on the sidelines and watch news and anniversaries pass by. The one I most regret not being on … Continue reading

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