Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sinister Cinema: Next Time, Make It 10 Million Dollars

Michael Soltys — who last showed up here on these mean streets over a year ago with info about Hammett stopping in Key Largo — was first to let me know that the falcon statue on the block at the … Continue reading

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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

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Sinister Cinema: On the Block

I should note the news that one of the falcon statues from the 1941 Bogie movie sits atop the auction block again — with a cool million sales point not out of the question. You can look up earlier articles that herald the event, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Yet Another Non-Fat Op

Our longtime bud Damon Sasser, honcho of the Two-Gun Raconteur blog (and print magazine, in complete defiance of current trends — yeah, like the Wild Bunch, I suspect Damon is going to go down guns blazing), sent me info on the … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Sam Spade Landmark Saved from Fire

Whoa. Close one. Anything involving fire in San Francisco is a close one. Vince Emery just popped me the news that a fire threatened Julius’ Castle on Telegraph Hill, but they got it out before too much damage was done. … Continue reading

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