101st Birthday Celebration for David Goodis (Mar. 2, 1917-Jan. 7, 1967) and Memorial for Andy Kevorkian (Nov. 16, 1927 -April 14, 2017)
Join us on March 3rd, 2018 for our annual carpool tour of David Goodis' Philadelphia. This is a special year, as we will be remembering our dear friend, Andy Kevorkian, a friend of David's and a devoted supporter of NoirCon, who passed away in 2017.
The event is free. BYOC (Bring Your Own Car), or message us on Facebook ahead of time and we will try to make sure there is a seat for you in someone's car!
10:30 AM – Meet at in PORT RICHMOND BOOKS (3037 Richmond Street). The tour leaves at 11:00 -11:15AM.
Stop 1: ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARK (2701 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA). Section B-3. Lot 234. Grave 3. Please feel free to read your favorite Goodis passage as we celebrate the 101st birthday of David Goodis.
Stop 2: Goodis’s Adult Home on East Oak Lane (6300 block of North 11th Street). The house is a private residence. Street parking is available.
Stop 3: Goodis’s Childhood Home in Logan (4758 North 10th Street). In the Logan section of North Philadelphia, the mysterious No Man’s land lies bounded by Wingohocking, Louden, 11th St., and Roosevelt Boulevard. Here, crumbling grids of streets run through 35 acres of empty lots. It has been called: Philly's Bermuda Triangle, Logan Triangle, TruE ThuGs-4-Life Land and the Dead Zone.
Stop 4: Lunch (location TBD).
Stop 5: The Docks. Park behind Home Depot on Delaware Avenue as close the river as possible.
Stop 6: Return to PORT RICHMOND BOOKS (3037 Richmond St) for books, beverages, and snacks.
Stop 7: Mosey over to VETERAN BOXERS ASSOCIATION (2723 East Clearfield Street ) for last call.
We hope to see some of you there!
Best wishes, Lou Boxer and the NoirCon Crew
P.S. NoirCon 2018 is Thursday, November 1 - Sunday, November 4. Stay tuned to www.noircon.com for more info!
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL was formerly known as The Harry L. Rubinfeld Friendly Family Neighborhood Shul and Ohev Shalom Congregation , 525 Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California. See the first 10 seconds of this commericial. David Goodis wed Elaine Astory here on the 17th of October 1943.
(Photo courtesy of Lenny Kleinfeld)
(photo courtesy of Lenny Kleinfeld)
This synagogue was the setting for the movie "THE JAZZ SINGER" (1927)