Friday, May 27, 2011

In the Frame

As January Magazine notes, today would have been author Dashiell Hammett’s 117th birthday. By way of celebration, San Francisco Hammett expert and tour guide Don Herron offers in his blog an extremely rare and brief film clip of the Maltese Falcon author hobnobbing with the Hollywood film crowd. Watch it for yourself here.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Jeff:
Dashiell Hammett was born on May 27, 1894. It would make him 117 years old if he were alive. Jiro

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Whoops! Typo alert. Thanks for pointing that out, Jiro. The info has now been corrected.