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I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere

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 Episode 36: Michael Hoey and the Fabulous Faces of Universal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It's not very often that one has an opportunity to speak with someone who has a direct connection to a legend. In this case, Burt and Scott spoke with Michael Hoey, the son of Dennis Hoey -Inspector Lestrade to Basil Rathone's Sherlock Holmes. Michael Hoey is the author of Sherlock Holmes & the Fabulous Faces - The Universal Pictures Repertory Company (affiliate link). In this fascinating book, Mr. Hoey focuses not on Rathbone and Bruce, but rather on the 68 men and women in supporting roles in the 12 Sherlock Holmes films that Universal Pictures produced in the early 1940s. Join us as a very special guest introduces Mr. Hoey, as Hoey reminisces about his visits to the sets of Universal, recounts many bits of trivia about the Universal series that we all know and love, and reveals some little-known gems. Mr. Hoey will be appearing at From Gillette to Brett III in Indianapolis in November. There's still time to register - and if you click through to the link above to buy his book, you might be able to get it signed by Mr. Hoey himself. We wrap up the show with a reading of the Editor’s Gas-Lamp from a 1956 issue of The Baker Street Journal, Vol. 6, No.1 covering "Fictional Characters." Links: Roy William Neil (IMDb)Games, Gossip and Greasepaint - Nigel Bruce's autobiography. More excerpts here.The Brits Who Conquered Hollywood: Tales from the Hollywood RajTerror by Night Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 57.15 MB, 1:02:16) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. And as always, please visit our sponsors Wessex Press. --

 Episode 35: Sherlock Holmes in the News | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode, we catch up on some of the interesting tidbits of news that have touched the world of Sherlock Holmes lately. From a new television adaptation to Sherlockians passing, fake literary Twitter handles to banned books and more, we cover some of the more remarkable stories that have been in the public's eye over the last few weeks. In addition, we also take a look at events in the weeks ahead. While there are many events at Sherlockian societies in the North America, the United Kingdom and beyond, we focused on those in London, Toronto, Indianapolis and Providence in this case. We wrap up the show with a reading of the Editor’s Gas-Lamp from the Summer 2011 issue of The Baker Street Journal, Vol. 61, No.2. Links: The news of CBS's pending modern "Sherlock Holmes" adaptationThe avclub.com reactionWilliam Lipscomb, from the Annals of Improbable ResearchSome canonically-connected fake literary profiles on TwitterThat entire list for you to followBurt's @A_Conan_Doyle accountThe state of Undershaw and how you can helpA Study in Scarlet banned from school reading lists in Ablemarle County, Virginia Upcoming Events The Sherlock Holmes Society of London’s Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture - Sir Christopher FraylingArthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scandal (Toronto, Oct. 13-16) From Gillette to Brett III (Indianapolis, Nov. 11-13) Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 55.62 MB, 1:0:41) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. And as always, please visit our sponsors Wessex Press. --

 Episode 34: William Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Every generation has its Sherlock Holmes. Currently, it's a pitched battle between Robert Downey, Jr. on the big screen and Benedict Cumberbatch on the small screen. A generation ago, it was Jeremy Brett; prior to that it was Douglas Wilmer and Peter Cushing. Certainly one of the monuments of all time was Basil Rathbone. But before Rathbone - even before Wontner and Norwood - stood a giant of the stage: William Gillette. Gillette was a respectable gentleman who made a respectable living from the stage, not least of which were his 1,300 appearances as Sherlock Holmes, after close contact with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1890s. In this episode, we have an opportunity to speak with Henry Zecher, author of the first definitive biography of Gillette, titled William Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes. Mr. Zecher is a former award-winning sports journalist and editor who has written on a wide variety of topics. He has had a lifelong love of Sherlock Holmes and has followed his passion in writing about William Gillette over the last 14 years. You can read his full bio on his website. We go inside the book and trace the early beginnings of Gillette as an aspiring actor, a stage manager and a playwright, learning how he took what was a questionable profession and turned it into one that would not only be palatable for his family but also for his fellow thespians, who ultimately conferred upon Will the title "Dean of the American Theatre." We'll also hear about his association with Helen Hayes. Rather than a traditional reading of the Editor's Gas-Lamp, we're treated to a reading of Frederic Dorr Steele's tribute to Gillette upon Gillette's death, as well as a poem by Richard Burton, originally recounted in a special supplement to Vol. 3, No.3 (New Series) of the Baker Street Journal. Links:William Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes on Amazon.comWilliam Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes (order direct from the author)Henry Zecher's siteGillette CastleListen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 61.24 MB, 1:06:48) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. And as always, please visit our sponsors Wessex Press. --     

 Episode 33: Remembering Edward Hardwicke | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

As you probably already know, Edward Hardwicke passed away in May 2011. To an entire generation of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts, he was Dr. Watson, the faithful friend, biographer and colleague of Jeremy Brett's Sherlock Holmes. In this episode, we gather with two eminent Sherlockians who knew Mr. Hardwicke and explore his life and commitment to the craft a little deeper. We're joined by David Stuart Davies, BSI ("Sir Ralph Musgrave"), author of The Tangled Skein, Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett As Sherlock Holmes and Starring Sherlock Holmes: A Century of the Master Detective on Screen, among many other titles. We were also fortunate to have Steven Doyle, BSI ("The Western Morning News"), author of Sherlock Holmes For Dummies, proprietor of the Wessex Press (sponsor), and organizer of the quadrennial conference From Gillette to Brett, which covers Holmes on the stage and screen. Each of these gentlemen share with us their personal memories of Mr. Hardwicke, Jeremy Brett's impression of his colleague, Sir Cedric's advice to his young son, and much, much more. By the conclusion of this episode, you'll understand why one commenter on the Baker Street Blog wrote, "While the world could use several Sherlock Holmeses, everyone needs a Watson." We're also pleased to bring you some listener mail we received via email. And the Editor's Gas-Lamp, appropriately enough, is focused on Dr. Watson, from the Spring 2011 issue (Vol. 61 No. 1) of the Baker Street Journal. Links:Starring Sherlock Holmes: A Century of the Master Detective on Screen by David Stuart Davies Part 1 and Part 2 of an interview with Edward Hardwicke Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 46.55 MB, 50:48) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. And as always, please visit our sponsors Wessex Press. --

 Episode 32: Untitled Les Klinger Sequel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In our previous episode, we spent time with author Les Klinger discussing his evolution as a Sherlockian, author and editor, covering a wide variety of topics and publications. In this episode, we continue the conversation, but we turn towards Hollywood instead. Les was an official consultant for the initial Robert Downey, Jr. "Sherlock Holmes," and he now returns to Warner Bros. to consult on the second installment, which until just prior to the recording of this episode was called "Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel." Of course, now we know it's called "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Les gives a great background on what it takes to become an advisor to a major Hollywood franchise, as well as what an advisor of this sort actually does. It's a fascinating look behind the scenes of the making of "Sherlock Holmes" that only I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere brings you. This edition of the Editor's Gas-Lamp comes to you from the Autumn 2010 issue (Vol. 60 No. 3)  of the Baker Street Journal. Links: Episode 31: A Chat with Les Klinger Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (IMDb) Sherlock Holmes: Year 1 (Dynamite Publishing) Ian Edgington's The Valley of Fear Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 33.9 MB, 37:01) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. And as always, please visit our sponsors Wessex Press. Image credit: Scott Monty (Flickr) --

 Episode 37: The Lost Conan Doyle Manuscript | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

You may recall that we had Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower on the show when they published Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters in 2007. The pair has returned with another publication, but this time it's one that is even more intriguing. In 1883, when he was just twenty-three, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Narrative of John Smith while he was living in Portsmouth and struggling to establish himself as both a doctor and a writer. He had already succeeded in having a number of short stories published in leading magazines of the day, such as Blackwood’s, All the Year Round, London Society, and the Boy’s Own Paper — but as was the accepted practice of literary journals of the time, his stories had been published anonymously. Thus, Conan Doyle knew that in order to truly establish his name as a writer, he would have to write a novel. The only wrinkle is that once Conan Doyle finished this novel, it went missing in the post, never to be seen again. Join Burt and Scott as we discover how this lost manuscript has made its way to publication, some 125 years after it was first written, and why it had never before made its way to the public eye. As to the Editor's Gas-Lamp for this episode...well, we'll make that our little surprise that you can discover within the show. Links: The Narrative of John Smith (Amazon)The British LibraryThe Arthur Conan Doyle Collection Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 51.9 MB, 56:39) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. And as always, please visit our sponsors Wessex Press. --

 Episode 21: Sherlock Holmes at the Movies (Part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Well, it's been in the news quite frequently lately. The new Sherlock Holmes movie has brought new life to the literary franchise we all know and love. But Holmesians have a number of questions: how is it? Does Robert Downey, Jr. make a decent Holmes? Is the "bromance" just a little too much for the purists? Will those raised on Rathbone be able to stand the latest reincarnation? To help us answer these questions and perhaps raise a few more, Scott and Burt are joined in this episode by Sherlockian film critic David F. Morrill, BSI ("Count Von Kramm"), a man who owns as many as 10,000 movies - some of which are actually worth watching. David helps us discern what makes a good cinematic Holmes, shares his picks of the best film editions of The Sign of the Four, and shares his opinion on how Downey stacks up while dressing down. Listen now: Links: 2008 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual - Reading the Signs: Some Observations and Aperçus on Film and Television Adaptations of The Sign of the Four David's picks for the best versions of The Sign of the Four: the Ian Richardson version, the Jeremy Brett outing, and the Matt Frewer edition. Sherlock Holmes: the Complete Series, featuring Ronald Howard For those interested in the other cartoons & films mentioned in passing: Secret Squirrel, Wile E. Coyote and Animal House can be found here. Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." (File size: 25.6 MB, 27:56 )

 Episode 31: A Chat with Les Klinger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We are delighted to bring you one of the greats of the Sherlockian world in this episode - none other than the Edgar-winning editor Leslie Klinger, BSI, 2s ("The Abbey Grange"). And while it's tempting to craft these show notes entirely out of endnotes and footnotes, we'll give you some meaty content. Les Klinger is one of the foremost living experts on Sherlock Holmes, having edited a number of books related to the great detective. He also has a vast knowledge of Dracula and has contributed to the literature of that subject as well. We have a representative listing of his works in the links section below. Les is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the ten-volume Sherlock Holmes Reference Library. He has written numerous books and articles on Sherlockiana and co-edited with Andrew Jay Peck, BSI ("Inspector Baynes, Surrey Constabulary") the revised edition of The Date Being--?: A Compendium of Sherlockian Chronologies and Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle & The Bookman: An Anthology of Literary Treasures (1895-1933) with S.E. Dahlinger. He has taught several UCLA Extension courses on "Sherlock Holmes and His World" and has consulted with Warner Bros. on the Sherlock Holmes film series with Robert Downey, Jr. He is co-editing an anthology of Victorian detective stories for IDW Publishing. Les has written The New Annotated Dracula and is also editing an anthology of Victorian vampire stories for IDW Publishing. He served as the Series Editor for the BSI Manuscript Series and is currently the editor of the BSI's History Series. With Laurie R. King, he co-editing The Grand Game and the duo is currently co-editing a collection of original Sherlock Holmes-inspired short stories called A Study in Sherlock, due out from Random House in December 2011. Les joins us for a very robust discussion of his passion - mostly editing, writing and lecturing about Sherlock Holmes and Dracula - passions that have seemingly been fueled by a lack of weekend activities of this practicing attorney. He shares with us the beginnings of his interest, the growth of his writing and editing responsibilities and eventual academic post involving Sherlock Holmes, and has recommendations as to where new Sherlockians can get started. We also have a wonderful audio comment from a listener. Links: Leslie S. Klinger on Amazon The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Reference Library Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle & The Bookman: An Anthology of Literary Treasures (1895-1933) The New Annotated Dracula The Grand Game: A Celebration of Sherlockian Scholarship Volume 1: 1902-1959 The BSI Manuscript Series The BSI History Series Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 53.8 MB, 58:42) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. Please visit our sponsor, Wessex Press. Image credit: Scott Monty (Flickr) --

 Episode 30: The Sherlockian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It's always fun to have an author on our show, and even more so when the author has written a book that has gotten many popular reviews lately. Graham Moore was inspired to write The Sherlockian after discovering the character in his childhood and discovering that the people who admire him are an interesting lot. Burt and Scott go inside the mind of the author to discern his intent, determine the origin of the fascination with Doyle, Holmes and Sherlockians, discuss inaccuracies (were they intentional or not?), and find out just what it's like - in his own words - for a 28 year-old to write a novel for the first time - a daunting task, regardless of one's age. We take a bit of a departure with our tradition of reading the Editor's Gas-Lamp this time - tune in to hear where we took our inspiration from and how we share it with you. Links: The Sherlockian on Amazon.com Reviews of The Sherlockian from the Los Angeles Times, A.V. Club, the New York Times. Episode 08: To Keep the Memory Green Episode 13: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Life in Letters The Copper Beeches by Arthur Lewis The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars by Antony Boucher Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen, or on the nice box above. (File size: 51 MB, 55:39) Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email, call us at (774) 221-READ (7323) or drop by our Facebook page. --

 Episode 29: Baker Street Irregular | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We enjoy the episodes in which we have an opportunity to interview interesting people in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Even more so when we can welcome back a previous guest. In this case, we're happy to have Jon Lellenberg join us to talk about his new novel Baker Street Irregular. Jon previously joined us on Episode 13: A Life in Letters with Dan Stashower. If you haven't had a chance to listen to that yet, please do. In this chat, Jon fills us in on his first novel - one that combines his professional experience and Sherlockian interest very nicely - featuring Woody Hazelbaker, a young lawyer whom we meet in New York City during Prohibition. Through associations with a crime boss, the early members of the Baker Street Irregulars, and eventually some high-ranking members of the U.S. and British government, Woody's personal and professional journey up to and beyond World War II is a fascinating one. And for those uninitiated in both BSI history and pre-WWII history, you'll get a glimpse as you've never gotten. Listen in to hear what inspired Jon to write this and some of the inside secrets behind the pages of the book. Listen now: Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." or simply click on the file to listen (File size: 51 MB, 55:43) Links Review from The Big Thrill Some background on Elmer Davis BSI Archival History Explore Woody's world Jon's blog, The Editor's Gas-Bag Purchase the latest entries in the BSI History Series Please visit our sponsor: Wessex Press, publishers of the new titles Murder in the Vatican and Sherlockian Heresies. Click the link above to read more about the titles on their site.

 Episode 28: Friendship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christopher Morley once said that the Sherlock Holmes stories were a textbook of friendship. We've heard this platitude before, but what does it mean? How did the relationship between Holmes and Watson manifest itself in the Canon and how does that impact us as Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts today, in the digital age? We discuss the elements of Holmes and Watson and how they were influenced most notably by the personality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; the difficulty in portraying the depth of the characters and their relationship on stage and screen; and how Sherlockians make each other's acquaintance. We get to your comments - which you can submit below, on our Facebook Page, via email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com) or by calling 774-221-READ (7323). We read the Gas-Lamp from Vol 2. No. 1, 1952 that celebrates Dr. Watson. Note: there may be some dated mentions, as this episode had been "in the can" for a while. Links Sherlock Holmes And Dr. Watson: A Textbook Of Friendship Dr. Thorndyke mysteries The Criterion Bar "You squashed my pea." (from Murder By Decree) The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes John Gielgud & Ralph Richardon (1950s radio series) Clive Merrison & Michael Williams (BBC radio series - complete Canon on audio) Google search results for "Sherlock Holmes" (now over 15 million results) I Hear of  Sherlock on Twitter: @ihearofsherlock Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." (File size: 50.5 MB, 55:06) Please visit our sponsor: Wessex Press, publishers of the new titles Murder in the Vatican and Sherlockian Heresies. Click the link above to read more about the titles on their site.

 Episode 27: A Sherlockian Potpourri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we cover a few sundry items, which we're calling a potpourri of Sherlockian material - tidbits of information about a number of topics that themselves may not require en entire show. Topics include: News coverage of the conference Sherlock Holmes and His Worlds in Bennington, VT The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes conference at the University of Minnesota August 6-8, 2010 A Scintillation of Scions III in Clarksville, MD A new book from Jon Lellenberg, Baker Street Irregular Books about the BSI: The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars by Anthony Boucher, Murder Most Irregular by H. Paul Jeffers, Copper Beeches by Arthur H. Lewis This episode's reading comes from Profile By Gaslight: "Ballad of Watson in the Morning" by Belden Wigglesworth. Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." (File size: 24.1 MB, 26:21) Please visit our sponsor: Wessex Press, publishers of the new titles Murder in the Vatican and Sherlockian Heresies. Click the link above to read more about the titles on their site.

 Episode 26: A Musical Stroll Down Baker Street | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

It isn't often that one gets an opportunity to chat with an accomplished actor, either from the big screen, small screen, or the stage. Burt and Scott were joined by one that has crossed all three, but whom is certainly known for his musical turn as Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 musical "Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes:": none other than Tony Award-winning actor Fritz Weaver.  Fritz Weaver is a veteran of the stage and an accomplished voice over artist, so you'll no doubt enjoy his booming baritone throughout this interview. Over the course of this 30-minute chat with Fritz, we cover a range of material, including some commentary on William Shatner's singing style; some behind-the-scenes information - and funny at that - about Martin Gabel, who played Moriarty in the musical; references to My Fair Lady; lovely reminiscences of Inga Swenson; and even a Twilight Zone reference.  But we mostly focus on "Baker Street," the memories of the production, and even include some of the musical tracks from "Baker Street," bringing Mr. Weaver "down memory lane," as he fondly states.Cold Clear World (Holmes & Adler) I Shall Miss You (Moriarty) Pursuit (Holmes) After the interview, Burt shares with us how he was able to land an interview with our very special and remarkable guest. Tune in to hear how he managed it! We close with a reading from The Baker Street Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2 (June 1965) titled "How a Baker Street Irregular Looks at Baker Street." Listen now: LinksPurchase Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes from Amazon.com. The Baker Street Journal online Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." (File size: 38.7 MB, 42:15)

 Episode 25: Sherlock Holmes for Dummies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

As you probably know, any blockbuster film - in addition to the revenue it brings to the studio - will result in an associated cottage industry. Toys, music, books, video games - you name it. In this case, Sherlockians new and old have been given a gift in the renaissance the character is now enjoying. In this episode, we're joined by Steven Doyle, BSI, 2s ("The Western Morning News"), author of Sherlock Holmes For Dummies, a book that in a single place, encapsulates our hobby and all of the associated background of the time, era and stories that make it so enjoyable. Join us and listen in on what some of the highlights of the book are, the "story behind the story" of how Steve was chosen as the author, and some surprises that Steve encountered along the way. We close with a reading of and Editor's Gas-Lamp from The Baker Street Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2 (New Series) titled "Writings About the Writings." Listen now: LinksSherlock Holmes For Dummies Steve's original appearance on our show Wessex Press web site Sherlock Holmes For Dummies Cheat Sheet Jane Austen For Dummies The Sherlock Holmes Social Network The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library: The Apocrypha of Sherlock Holmes The I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere Facebook page The Baker Street Journal Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." (File size: 42.9 MB, 46:50)

 Episode 24: Sherlock Holmes and His Worlds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Occasionally, you'll come across individuals within the Holmesian community who are doers. Or in Sally Sugarman's case, dynamos. Sally Sugarman, BSI ("The Three Gables"), founder of the Baker Street Breakfast Club, joins Burt and Scott in this episode to discuss an upcoming conference they're hosting in honor of their 20th anniversary, entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His Worlds. For a mere $60, you can register to attend this conference in the bucolic town of Bennington, Vermont from June 24-27, 2010. With an important and unusual twist of the merging of town and gown, you'll hear how the latest Bennington conference will allow attendees to venture out and explore the surroundings, yet still maintain the theme of the program. And you may even discover why one of the annual meetings of the Baker Street Breakfast Club is B.Y.O.L.M. (bring your own Lion's Mane). Listen now: Links Baker Street Breakfast Club home page Conference site Conference flyer & registration form (also embedded below) Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World - June 2010 Download this episode by right-clicking the icon and selecting "Save As..." (File size: 35.8 MB, 39:02)

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