Tag Archives: Ricardo Cortez

Hammett: In the Aftermath of Midget Bandit Week

Last Sunday, just as we wrapped up a full week of posts for Midget Bandit Week — seven days, every day — Michael Fitzgerald over at the Stockton Record added a post of his own. What the hell, let’s make like The Beatles … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: When Hammett Met Chandler

Vince Emery just popped me a link to an LA Times article covering the one time Hammett and Chandler met at the dinner for Black Mask writers — nicely documented by the famous photo — 78 years ago today. Hop … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Who’s Got the Posters?

You may have heard about the neat little trove of old movie posters that turned up recently. My occasional Guest Blogger Brian Leno just brought to my attention that the haul includes the only known original for the 1931 Falcon starring … Continue reading

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