Whoa. Falling behind again, as I get ready for another trip, that will wind its way to Denver and ultimately bring me back around to LA in time to hear the Jim Tully talk in Musso & Frank on the 15th. I’ve got my tix for that one, as long as I don’t get a flat tire somewhere along the road. . . .
And Mark Dawidziak let me know that he and his co-Tully biographer Paul J. Bauer will be doing more than just the salon in M&F, including an earlier talk at UCLA and even a tour of Tully sites along Hollywood Blvd — check here for the full schedule.
Also, the folk at UCLA tell me that a major exhibit of Tully materials from their holdings will be on view through mid-December in the library’s Special Collections department, if you want to see a sampling of what they’ve got on hand.
If Mark and Paul can’t kick Tully into major rediscovery mode with their tireless activity, I don’t know what will.
I’m actively indulging my personal interest in Tully on the side. The photo above shows the train trestle in St. Marys, Ohio where Tully had his talk with the one-eyed kid he chronicles in the novel Beggars of Life, before heading out to ride the rails as a young hobo — one of many spots I took in during a stop following PulpFest in August.