Frank Norris, who was born on this day in 1870 in Chicago made his way westward and became the quintessential California author. His major work McTeague is still taught in university classes there as a example of early 20th century literature. Who told me that? The bartender at McTeague’s Saloon in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. “If you study any kind of California literature, you run across Frank Norris,” [...]
On this day in 1961, author Dashiell Hammett, creator of private detective Sam Spade dies at the age of 67.
Walk through Union Station, Chinatown and the Tenderloin in San Francisco and although everything is in colour, the black and white world of Dashiell Hammett.
Angel Island, CALIFORNIA – Today, Angel Island is a tranquil 30-minute ferry ride across the bay from Fisherman’s Wharf past Alcatraz Island.
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA – Elijah Glasper knocks on his own door before pushing it open into a wide wedge, allowing light from the hallway.