Friday, February 11, 2011

"He'd've looked you up and down and licked lips and gone grinning from ear to ear ..."

Maltese Falcon Alleyway located in San Francisco, California, US | Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations:

Image via Atlas Obscura.

In this alley you will find a plaque that could easily be mistaken for a record of historical importance. The plaque reads 'On approximately this spot, Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in by Brigid O'Shaughnessy.' Of course Miles Archer, Sam Spade and Brigid O'Shaughnessy are not historical characters, but the creations of author Dashiell Hammett, and the death of Miles Archer just a moment in the film 'The Maltese Falcon.'

Via Friendfeed's Iván Abrego.
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