Tag Archives: Joe Gores

Frisco Beat: Omega to Alpha

Today marks the anniversary of Hammett’s death on January 10, 1961, and in one of the weirder coincidences of all time, also the death of Hammett devotee Joe Gores, same date in 2011 — exactly fifty years to the day … Continue reading

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Hammett: If Joe Gores Had Written a Bio. . .

Shot above — Nathan Ward chatting as the room fills to capacity in the Mechanics’ Library — art shot at bottom, Table with Book (and Wine, and Mic). If you wanted an autographed copy of The Lost Detective and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Call Me Al — Al Catraz

For a brief while in there, ennui seized me in its grip, and it seemed like the only thing I had to live for (in the current popular entertainment landscape, at any rate) was the return of The Walking Dead, any … Continue reading

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Hammett: More Dumas, père

Recent posts on the idea of influence of the senior Alexandre Dumas on Hammett and the poisoning motif from The Count of Monte Cristo surfacing in the story “Fly Paper” reminded my good pal Jiro Kimura of something he noticed a … Continue reading

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Mort: Joe Gores

Just got an email from Vince Emery bearing bad news: “Joe Gores passed away Monday in Marin General Hospital — 50 years to the day after Hammett died.” A cornerstone figure in the Hammett arena, gone.

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News: January 2008

STAYING IN OUT OF THE RAIN No extra tours set for this month, but if you want to hear Don offer a few opinions on noir and hard-boiled fiction while staying dry at the same time, come on down to … Continue reading

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