Images from “Forbidden City: the Golden Age of San Francisco’s Chinatown,” are on a wall at #30 Wentworth Alley in Chinatown, in a mural called “If these walls could talk’” painted by the talented Robert Minervini! (robertminervini.com) There on the wall is Coby Yee, the last owner of the Forbidden City nightclub, along with the fabulous Grant Avenue Follies ladies, Pat Chin, Isabel Louie, Ivy Tam and Cynthia Yee. There even is the beautious Cheri, fan dancer at the Lion’s den. If you have a copy of my book, you can visit the mural and match the pictures. Thank you, Mr. Minervini!
Where to next? San Diego, for Comicon, America’s biggest comic convention, where my book, “The Brinkley Girls,” has been nominated for an Eisner award, the Oscar of the comics industry. Wish me luck, and if you’re at the con and you run into me, stop and say hello.