Sixty Plus Lecture - “Masters of Escape” with Paul Drexler

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 13:00

Paul Drexler, San Francisco Crime Historian and Writer

Escape artists are the rock stars of criminals: the smartest and most creative and daring. On the run, alone and outnumbered, they can arouse our sympathy and admiration despite their violent crimes. Paul will explore three cases of California criminals who thrilled the populace with their exploits but ultimately paid the price for their actions.

Paul’s column, “Notorious Crooks,” appears regularly in the Sunday San Francisco Examiner. He also directors Crooks Tours of San Francisco which offers walking crime tours of Chinatown and the Barbary Coast.

If you are not a Premiere Sixty Plus member, please arrange your visit ahead of time with Eileen Ward at

The meeting will be held in The Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center at 1:00 p.m. 


SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Rosa Parks Room
Student Center building lower level