When John Belshaw and Diane Purvey first contacted the Museum’s Curatorial Department to see if we had any good photos in our photo collection, we knew they were up to something interesting, but we had no idea just how interesting things could get…
Their newly published book Vancouver Noir is a gritty, black-and-white journey into Vancouver’s history from 1930 to 1960. It is sure to replace the “aw, history, how quaint” sentiment with “woah, that happened here?!”
Just check out these chapter titles:
The book is filled, front to back, with stories, photos, and facts that will make you see the city (and its history) in another light – a high-contrast film-noir light.
It’s not hard to see why we’re brimming with excitement to announce that the Vancouver Police Museum will be hosting Belshaw and Purvey on December 6th for a book reading and signing.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to hear the gripping stories of Vancouver’s noir days from the authors themselves! Admission to the event is free.
For more information, check out our website or contact us.