Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
It is true that Friday, November 5th is NoirCon 2010.
It is true that David Goodis wrote a BLACK FRIDAY in 1954 for Lion.
It is true that NoirCon is dedicated to the writings of David Goodis.
The mystery of BLACK FRIDAY will be revealed on Friday, November 5th at NoirCon.
Come to Philadelphia and revel in the life and times of David Goodis and his beloved Philadelphia.
Posted by Lou Boxer at 4:29 PM
Friday, October 29, 2010
DARK PASSAGE (formerly entitled DARK ROAD)
By David Goodis
The Malloch Apartments, 1360 Montgomery Street (Between Filbert and Alta Streets). Looking West. Bay Bridge in distance. The Malloch Apartments were designed were designed in the streamline Modern style by Irvin Goldstine and Jack S. and J. Rolph Malloch, a father-and-son architect team who were its first residents. The four story, white and silver building stands justa block south of the edge of Telegraph Hill where Montgomery Street splits into two levels, and is sheltered by English hawthorne trees, giant draecaena, and a bright shrub of pink geraniums. Bogart in third floor, front window.
Note the frosted Art Nouveau Window
Two forty foot high sgraffito murals by Alfred DuPont cover its north and west walls. One mural depicts Commerce, a strong barrel chested figure who cradles the earth in his arms. At the bottom, a freighter passes under the Bay Bridge, which was completed the same year as the Malloch.
North Wall at Filbert and Montgomery, Commerce
North Wall at Filbert and Montgomery, Commerce
The current resident of Irene Jansen's third floor apartment has posted in her window a card board cut-out of Bogart.
West Wall at Alta and Montgomery, the mural depicts Discovery, at whose feet sit a compass and a gold-rush-era clipper.
Coit Tower looking up from 1360 Montgomery Street
Frosted window on third floor outside of Irene Jensen's apartment.
Looking up the Filbert Steps toward Montgomery Street
Upper street where Bogart saw Madge Rapf leaving Irene Jansen's apartment
Moving east across town to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Location of Bogart throwing Clifton Young (Baker) off the rock to his death at Fort Point.
Vincent Perry goes in search of Madge Rapf at Greenwich and Hyde Streets.
Madge Rapf (Agnes Moorehead)
Madge Rapf and Vincent Perry at her apartment
Fire escape Bogart climbs down after Madge Rapf falls to her death.
Hyde and Greewich Streets
Bogart waiting for the trolley car to get away from the scene of the crime
Looking North on Hyde Street towards Alcatraz
Thursday, October 28, 2010
David Goodis, circa 1950, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
7:00 PM DAVID GOODIS: TO A PULP - Larry Withers with Jared Case
Friday, November 5th, 2010 [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PORNOGRAPHY IN NOIR FICTION - Reed F. Coleman, Jay Gertzman ad Christa Faust
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM PHILADELPHIA NOIR PANEL (Akashic Books) - Meredith Anthony, Keith Gilman, Dennis Tafoya, Jim Zervanos, Duane Swierczynski, Carlin Romano
11:20 AM - 12:30 PM JOHNNY TEMPLE - Johnny Temple with Tim McLoughlin
(Recipient of the Jay and Deen Kogan Award for Excellence in Publishing)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM IACW LUNCHEON FOR WILLIAM HEFFERNAN - With Cullen Gallagher
1:50 PM - 3:00 PM GEORGE PELECANOS - George Pelecanos with Laura Lippman
(Recipient of the David L. Goodis Award)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM - DARK PASSAGE: Noir Poetry - Daniel Hoffman, Robert Polito, and Ed Pettit
4:35 PM - 4:40 PM BREAK
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM WRITERS ON NOIR- Vicki Hendricks, Reed Farrel Coleman, William Heffernan, Seth Harwood with Cameron Ashley (Crime Factory)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Awards Dinner at the Mummers Museum
Tim McLoughlin (Johnny Temple) and Sarah Weinman (George Pelecanos)
Saturday, November 6th, 2010 [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Registration
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM LADY IN THE DARK: As Noir As it Gets - Joan M. Schenkar
(NoirCon Keynote Speaker 2010); Intro. Robert Polito
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM PATRICIA HIGHSMITH AT THE MOVIES - Rich Edwards and Thomas Kaufman
11:45 AM - 12:00 Noon BREAK
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM THROUGH A REARVIEW DARKLY: A Revisionist History of Noir - Megan Abbott and Anthony Neil Smith
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH On-Your-Own
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM SORTING OUT THE SYNDICATE - Goombahs, Gonifs, and The Italian-Jewish Mob - John Buntin
3:20 PM - 4:30 PM DAMN NEAR DEAD 2 : LIVE NOIR OR DIE TRYING! (Busted Flush Press) - Patti Abbott, Scott Cupp, Christa Faust, Scott Phillips, S.J. Rozan and Reed F. Coleman
4:40 PM - 5:20 PM REALITY AND NOIR - The Everyday Quality of Evil
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM NOIR-GAY BINGO to Benefit the AIDS FUND. at the Double Tree
Sunday, November 7th, 2010 [Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th Street]
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM BREAK
10:45AM - 11:40 AM FANTOMAS AT 99 - The Lord of Terror - Howard A. Rodman and David White
12:00 N - 1:15 PM LAST CALL - with William Boyle, William Lashner, Lawrence Light, and Jon McGoran
(Lunch will be provided along with LCP)
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The twist on this raffle is that instead of the winning ticket being the first ticket drawn, the winning ticket will actually be the last ticket drawn. Tickets will be drawn one at a time. As each ticket is drawn, it is eliminated from winning. The last ticket remaining is the winning ticket. However, when the last FIVE tickets remain, those potential winners will have the opportunity to join forces or go on to the finish where only one person will win.
Maximum number of tickets to be sold: 200
Cost per ticket: $5 (5 tickets for $20)
Last date to purchase tickets – Saturday, November 6th at 1:00 PM or until all tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Losing ticket numbers will be posted at the conference.
YOU MUST BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT TO WIN.
When the last FIVE tickets remain, those ticket holders will have the opportunity to decide whether to continue with the raffle or split the Noir prizes. This process will be repeated until there is agreement or only one person (the grand prize winner) is left, or the group decides to split the grand noir prize.
BUY EARLY AND BUY OFTEN!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Under the watchful eye of Don Herron, Thank you!
Home to David Goodis' masterpiece DARK PASSAGE
One of the most interesting dwellings on Telegraph Hill is an apartment building located at
1360 Montgomery Street. Designed in 1938-39 by architect Irvine Goldstine for Jack and Rolph Malloch, this spectacular Streamline Moderne building, with sgrafitto ornament commemorating the construction of the , was featured in the film noir classic Dark Passage starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Bay Bridge
Amazingly unchanged is Irene’s impossibly stylish deco apartment, where Vincent Parry hides out. It looks like an art director’s fantasy, but you can still see the silver, white and glass marvel at
1360 Montgomery Street at Filbert Street. When the house was up for sale in 1996, a lifesize cutout of Bogart was cheekily exhibited in the window. [Look carefully at the third floor front window and you will see Bogart]
It’s at the top of the Filbert Steps, the endless stairs up which Parry struggles after his plastic surgery at the beginning of the movie.
Posted by Lou Boxer at 6:43 PM
Monday, October 11, 2010
Ken Bruen was the 2008 Recipient of the David L. Goodis Award. Seen here with one of Philadelphia's Finest Private Duty Policewoman. This is the genesis of Reed F. Coleman's SAIGON NOIR in Crimespree magazine.
Can it get any better? Come to NoirCon 2010 and see.
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