Friday, February 15, 2013

Dashiell Hammett Day in SF

Hey all you Literary, Noir and 40's Enthusiasts!
Join us for a day to celebrate Dashiell Hammett, famous author of the Maltese Falcon and other books. We'll dress in our Noir/1940's best, take the walking tour described in The Dashiell Hammett Tour by Don Herron (, and end up at the famous John's Grill ( for fancy retro drinks and maybe an early dinner.
Here are some links to inspire your fashion choices for the day. All the info you need below. Please RSVP so we know to expect you.
Dashiell Hammett Day
When: February 16th, 1pm-5pm.
Where: Meet n.w. corner of the new main library at 100 Larkin in San Francisco’s Civic Center (n.w. corner is closest to the intersection of Fulton & Larkin, marked with a giant revolving “L” sculpture) — if this corner is blocked off for some huge event (it happens, it happens), the n.w. corner of McAllister & Larkin a block north is the backup.
The plan: Look Fabulous, Learn about Dashiell Hammett and his several fantastic literary contributions to the Noir genre, wander around San Francisco, end up at John's Grill the better to enjoy fancy beverages and an early dinner (around 3pm when they are less busy).
What to Bring:
  • Wayward Friends and Family
  • Enthusiasm for Noir literature
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Your best Retro duds
  • Money for food and beverages
  • A camera to capture the moment

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