Lunch with Sam Spade

johnsgrill John’s Grill in San Francisco. Sam Spade lunched here often in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. I thought I might run into him as I went in search of the Ladies Room, walking to the back of the restaurant, and up an old wooden staircase to the lowly lit upstairs dining rooms not in use this day; it is there that you will find a replica of said Maltese Falcon. Old San Francisco at its best.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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15 Responses to Lunch with Sam Spade

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    San Francisco has such a rich history in literature and film. It’s hard to walk around and not be reminded of a bit of Americana. This is a wonderful shot an I’m glad you did a little processing on the image. This is one capture where Kodachome wouldn’t work. 😉

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  2. I like your post-processing on this photo Angeline.

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  3. ShimonZ says:

    How wonderful to visit an environment first encountered in literary adventures. Would have enjoyed a picture from inside…

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  4. Perfect in Sepia, Angeline. How is it inside – a bit decrepit and creaky, or swanked up?

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, M. It’s swanked up just a little bit; it still has the old San Francisco feel with dark wood paneling on the walls and wood floors. The stairs up to the upper level were on the creaky side, which just added to the character. It does not feel new, which is good! I’m inviting you and Jo Bryant to lunch here if you can get together to come visit. I’ll leave it to you two to work it out 🙂

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  5. Jo Bryant says:

    I love the Maltese Falcon…and I adore Humphrey Bogart…that story and he were made for each other.

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    • Angeline M says:

      It’s been awhile since I’ve watched this movie; it’s on my agenda for tomorrow! You would love this restaurant!

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      • Jo Bryant says:

        You know Angeline I think I would. That is just the best movie…I love it, actually I love ALL HB movies. He was and is my No.1 idol of all time. Especially after I read Lauren Bacall’s book.

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      • Angeline M says:

        He is also one of my favorite actors. I’ll have to look for Lauren Bacall’s book, haven’t read that.

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      • Jo Bryant says:

        You should Angeline. It is a great read. Their love story is something else. What I loved most though was how he was not afraid of love. He never played games. He was brave enough to put it out there.

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  6. I love how you effected the shot.

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