Tag Archives: Jim Thompson

Death Lit: The Torch is Passed, Kakonis to Levison

You have to poke around some on this site to find it, but if you do there’s an enthusiastic endorsement for the crime novels of Tom Kakonis. And I guess some people may surf right in to that page, because Kakonis’s … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: More on Jim Thompson

Just got an email from Steve Snow about the burst of Jim Thompson-related posts I did in October. Steve writes: I enjoyed your Hammett site, and wanted to pass on a few notes about Jim Thompson. He lived at 1922 North Whitley … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: 7741 Hollywood Blvd

Before the money from The Getaway allowed them to move closer to Musso & Frank, Jim Thompson and his family lived a little less than a mile away from the front doors, on the same street — far enough out to … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: 1817 Hillcrest

The place Jim Thompson was living at the time of his death — check out a reputable source, but my understanding is that he died in this building — is roughly ten or twelve blocks from Musso & Frank. To … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: 1922 Whitley

When I got back to Hollywood to stop in Musso & Frank for the third time, I was really curious to check into what Dennis McMillan had told me — that Jim Thompson was a regular there, drinking at the … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: More Musso

Finally, I got a date set-up — Saturday August 20, 2011 — where I could hit Musso & Frank with Craig Graham, the guy who first told me about the place. Craig reserved a table with a view of the bar. … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: Musso & Frank

Since I missed out on Musso & Frank for years, I’ve been trying to catch up, stopping in every time I make the drive down to LA — I figure I won’t burn out, given that I only drop south once or twice a … Continue reading

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Tour: Try Again in September

I’m not penciling in any extra tours this month, where you can just show up, drop a tenspot, and walk the walk — but in September the Hammett Tour rolls each and every Sunday, so if you’ve just heard about it … Continue reading

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