In the image above, the tour stops to gander the plaque marking 811 Geary Street, notable — per the plaque, and it is just true — as the building where Fritz Leiber wrote his novel Our Lady of Darkness.
One of the sideline sites usually included on the four hour version of The Dashiell Hammett Tour.
If you’ve got four hours, four hours and 25 minutes or so to spare, this month the tour will be offered on Sunday October 19 — if you can’t make that one, the next walk offered will be on Sunday November 9.
All you have to do is show up by noon. No reservations. Just be there, ready to walk.
Bring $20 per person. Comfortable shoes recommended. And it is as simple as that.
The Fritz stop, by the way, is where I talk about how I was once a question on Jeopardy! And that brought out the info from the guy in the dark blue shirt, standing in the front right of the photo, that he was once a two-day champ on that venerable game show.
One degree of separation from Alex Trebek. Two degrees of separation from Jesse Ventura. . . .