The Beat Goes On at Check Inn 99 … Bangkok Night of Noir 2014 …

The low-down on the Bangkok Night of Noir 2014.

Thailand Footprint: Impressions left by the books, people, places and music of Thailand and South East Asia

James A. Newman - Master of Ceremonies for Bangkok Night of Noir James A. Newman – The nattily attired Master of Ceremonies for Bangkok Night of Noir 2014

For the second time in less than 9 months author James A. Newman, artist Chris Coles and company decided it would be a good idea to hold a Bangkok Night of Noir. It was. The purpose was to have an evening of music, readings, art and photography depicting the numerous sources of noir found in Bangkok, Thailand. The Check Inn 99 is the perfect venue for such an event. A place where Bob Hope, Dean Martin and Raquel Welch relaxed after USO shows during the Viet Nam War. A colorful history understates the facts of the Check Inn 99 by a long shot. It’s a place where, for anyone who had forgotten, Christopher G. Moore reminded us in a finale reading that a  dwarf once worked as the doorman for years at the entrance…

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