RARA-AVIS: Re: Dashiell Hammett. Detective. Writer.

e j m duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 09:41:57 +0000

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Kevin Smith <kvnsmith@colba.net> wrote:

> And who was that annoying, semi-starstruck woman listed as both
> Hellman and Hammett's biographer, in the Hammett piece?

Must be Joan Mellen. Her dual biog, _Hellman and Hammett_ is out in pb now, I think, and is in fact worth a read as it does offer new insights that the Nolan, Layman, and Johnson biogs of Hammett don't have.

> And if they wanted a San Francisco P.I. to interview, why not
> former eyes turned writers like Joe Gores or Jerry Kennealy,
> both of who would probably have had a bit more insight and
> resonance than that doofus with the beard?

Big guy, trenchcoated? Probably Don Herron of 'The Hammett Walking Tour' which is a trek round the Hammett sites in SF.

I've not seen the prog, btw so the above is speculative. If anyone has a tape of it though, I'd be pleased if someone could mail me off list to discuss a loan.


|                The Big House of Knowledge                |
|               <http://www.ejmd.mcmail.com>             |

# To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to # To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to majordomo@icomm.ca.
# The web pages for the list are at http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.0b3 on Fri 02 Jul 1999 - 05:28:12 EDT