Many, many, many moons have passed since the New York Times write-up and I’m still getting in requests for walks from one or two people, none of them for the same day. Sorry. I don’t do walks each and every day, never have — if I’m leading a tour on a Wednesday it’s because some group or high roller has arranged it. If people want to shell out the big bucks, like Sam Spade my services can be bought.
But as I detail on my groups by appointment page, hauling into town on a weekday for one person for $20 wouldn’t even cover gas and parking. If you plan on coming to San Francisco, then also plan to stay over on a Sunday, give me at least a month notice, and if nothing gets in the way I’ll toss on a walk where anyone can show up at noon for $20 each and take my chances on attendance.
No one asked for a Sunday stroll in July, though, so what with one thing and another it looks as if I won’t need to polish my gumshoes for a few weeks.
I am penciled in for a little talk about Hammett — now the most famous alumnus of The Tenderloin — on Thursday July 13 for The Tenderloin Museum. Keeping a hand in.
Photo below: me in Union Square backed up by the St. Francis Hotel: