Tag Archives: Blanco’s

Tour: Sunday June 11

In the pic above, The Dashiell Hammett Tour of that moment stands on the northwest corner of O’Farrell and Larkin, taking in the perfect 1920s blocks rolling down O’Farrell to the east (until you get to The Hamilton, a large … Continue reading

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Tour: On Sunday November 2 and November 9

Two more tours this year where anyone with $20 and four hours to kill can just show up and walk the walk — and after that we’re into Xmas Season, and rains, bleak noir rains (if luck for Frisco is … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Block on Willeford/Block on Block

The recent mentions of Charles Willeford caused Terry Zobeck to prowl the net for awhile, where he discovered an article from yesteryear in which Lawrence Block remembered his meetings with Willeford — pretty interesting, especially the bits about eating cat, though … Continue reading

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Tour: Another Walk for June

Believe it or not, but a guy with the given name of Dashiel (one “l”) is jetting in from Australia late in June and just asked for a walk — more than a month’s advance notice, all the way from … Continue reading

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Tour: Cinco de Mayo y 2 de junio

Of all the Sundays in May I’d most want to skip over when doing a Hammett tour, Cinco de Mayo is tops — especially when May 5 falls exactly on the Sunday, like this year. And my intention was to skip it, … Continue reading

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