February 14, 2007

DONDE ESTA EL DINGUS? (via Glenn Dryfoos):

Maltese Falcon disappears in a real-life mystery: A thief takes a replica of the movie prop from a San Francisco eatery where Sam Spade, and his creator, dined (John M. Glionna, February 14, 2007, LA Times)

Call in the coppers, get Sam Spade on the case: The Maltese Falcon's gone again.

In a missing-bird caper reminiscent of the one that perplexed Dashiell Hammett's fictional sleuth, the owner of a landmark restaurant here is offering 25 Gs ($25,000) for a replica of the famed Maltese Falcon swiped from a locked display case over the weekend.

John Konstin, the owner of John's Grill, a nearly 100-year-old restaurant with a museum dedicated to the crime novelist, said the purloined plaster statuette and 15 rare books by and about Hammett that were also stolen are emotionally priceless.


After all, Spade was pretty good at finding the replica...

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 14, 2007 8:47 PM
Comments

"I don't care who loves who, you killed Miles and you're going over for it."

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 14, 2007 9:16 PM

After all, it is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 14, 2007 9:24 PM

Begone, and never darken my towels again!

Sorry, wrong movie.

Posted by: jgm at February 14, 2007 10:14 PM

Next, I suppose we'll start seeing pictures of the Falcon with the Travelocity gnome, in all the tourist hot spots.

Posted by: ratbert at February 14, 2007 11:01 PM

This is a replica? Not the actual one used in the movie? Big deal! You can buy a replica for under 100 bucks on eBay.
And that's a fancy one! Lower quality replicas are much cheaper.

Posted by: Bryan at February 15, 2007 1:48 PM
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