Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rediscovered: The Great War — Circa 1914

One reason I scheduled a tour for Sunday July 26 was to get myself within striking distance of the Erik Chipchase art reception in Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub on the Emeryville/Oakland borderlands — that showing ends in a couple of … Continue reading

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Hammett: A Tiny Tweak for “This King Biz”

Just when you think you’ve got something wrapped-up. . . . Earlier this month Terry Zobeck and I wrote Fin/30/Fade-to-Black on Zobeck: Series One, the investigation into “pure texts” on the 21 Hammett short stories yet to be reprinted using … Continue reading

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Tour: Sunday July 26 and Sunday August 9

Next walks where anyone with $20 in hand and about four hours to wander the mean streets will be on Sunday July 26 and Sunday August 9. If interested, just show up by noon near the “L” sculpture, ready to … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Nails in Mr. Cayterer”

Remember the fireworks going off boom! and bang! a couple of days ago? As I watched the explosions I was thinking, yeah, if they only knew that Terry Zobeck was about to finish off — complete, fini — his now … Continue reading

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Hammett: In Constant Jeopardy!

As I’ve reported on a few times, the quiz show Jeopardy! just loves Hammett trivia. On Wednesday June 24 our favorite gumshoe/crime writer popped up again in the category A Bit About Authors, the $2000 clew: For refusing to testify … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Publicity Shots

How about we kick off a new month with some publicity shots from the Archives of Stephen Talbot? Steve popped these to me recently. Pic at top, left to right, Lyle Talbot, Nancy Hult, Don Herron (me!) and Steve from 1982, … Continue reading

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