Noir fans celebrate David Goodis
By Dan Gross
Philadelphia Daily News
Posted on Mon, Jan. 18, 2010
Fans of Philadelphia writer David Goodis gathered last week to mark the 43rd anniversary of his funeral by touring the "slums, dives and streets-of-the-lost that Goodis frequented," says organizer Lou Boxer. Stops included the Oak Lane Diner (Broad & 66th Avenue), Roosevelt Memorial Park in Trevose, where Goodis is buried, and later a vacant lot at Broad and Belfield streets in Logan, the former site of the Toddle House where in 1967 friends of Goodis' gathered after his funeral. Goodis' books include "Shoot the Piano Player," "Behold This Woman" and "Dark Passage," which became a Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall film, and "The Burglar," made into a Philly-shot film by director Paul Wendkos. Goodis will be honored further at Boxer's NoirCon 2010, Nov. 4-7, a celebration of the noir literary and film genre. For info, go to noircon.com or noircon.info.
If you are a Noir Fan, make sure you register for NoirCon 2010!