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Dashiell Hammett Dies, Jan. 11, 1961

January 11, 2011 |  6:26 am





  Jan. 11, 1961, Dashiell Hammett Dies  

  Jan. 12, 1961, Maltese Falcon  


Jan. 11, 1961: Dashiell Hammett dies at the age of 67. A Times editorial the next days wonders about a “slight odor of Communist mentality” in “The Maltese Falcon.” No, really!

Also from The Times’ editorial page

The Japanese Menace, 1920

U.S. haven for Jewish refugees impractical, 1938

Don’t recall Mayor Shaw, 1938
 
U.S. doesn’t need federal anti-lynching law, 1938




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