Re: RARA-AVIS: Calling Sam Spade

From: david david (
Date: 13 Feb 2007

Good luck to Konstantin in getting it back for
$25,000. According to the IMDb bio of William Conrad (former owner of one of the two original lead statues), both "the lead and resin falcons are valued in excess of $2 million - coincidentally the value placed on the 'real' Maltese Falcon by Kasper Gutman, Greenstreet's character in the 1941 classic movie." Though it might be hard to fence.

--- Edward Pettit <> wrote:

> I just learned (from Bill Crider's blog) that the
> Maltese Falcon has
> been stolen again (along with some rare Hammett
> books). Somebody call
> Sam Spade. My money's on Joel Cairo. Very shifty.
> And after all,
> Gutman's dead and Wilmer got the chair for it.
> O'Shaughnessy? No jury
> would have sent her to the chair. She died in
> prison. That leaves the
> mysterious Cairo.
> Crider's post about the theft:
> Ed
> The Bibliothecary, a blog of literary endeavour.

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