Episode 104: Sherlockians at Chautauqua

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere show

Summary: "I had never heard of the institution" [GREE]  Every four years, the Baker Street Irregulars, the New York-based literary society dedicated to studying Sherlock Holmes, arranges an excursion somewhere in the United States. These events happen outside of the usual BSI Weekend, and like the weekend itself, are open to all interested Sherlockians. The first in 2004 took the group to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania to the locales that inspired The Valley of Fear; then in 2008, the group went to Salt Lake City on the trail of A Study in Scarlet; in 2012, Los Angeles played host to a film-related conference. And in 2016, the group headed to the Chautauqua Institution for "The Mind and Art of Sherlock Holmes." And this time, we were there! We managed to not only listen to and see some wonderful presentations, but we gave one of our own on the future of our little publication. But in the meantime, we nabbed a few of the speakers and got their stories — stories that went beyond the presentations. We even have some audio (and video clips below) of Philip Carli at the piano during the silent showings of the William Gillette film and Eille Norwood shorts. We even have some breaking news on a newly-discovered silent Sherlock Holmes film — the last one ever produced, in 1929. Join us to hear why this hobby is about more than the collective events and publications; it's about relationships. Please consider becoming a regular supporter of us on Patreon. Won't you be part of this ongoing success story? Notes1:36 Intro 6:22 Sponsor: Wessex Press 7:34 On the ground in Chautauqua 9:12 Interview with computer science legend Alan Kay 12:39 Bonnie MacBird talks about the Vernet family 14:45 Glen Miranker takes us to the WWI trenches 20:30 Henry Boote, Sherlockian entertainer 24:09 Tim Greer on staging Sherlock Holmes 29:12 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal 31:22 Silent films 34:30 Philip Carli at the piano during the Norwood films 37:15 Russell Merritt talks about the silent films — and a newly discovered one! 41:59 Philip Carli accompanies the Gillette film 44:42 Jeffrey Hatcher on his inspiration for Holmesian screenwriting and playwriting 53:12 Closing thoughts SponsorsThis episode includes our two longtime sponsors and we thank them. Please support our sponsors by visiting their sites: Wessex Press, where the future and the past come together.The Baker Street Journal, where we can reflect, be part of the big tent and find a community.  Would you care to become a sponsor? You can find more information here. Download [Save As] | File size 26.5 MB, 57:32 LinksThe Chautauqua InstitutionBonnie MacBird on Episode 83: Art in the BloodThat Moroccan tableEille Norwood Additional Images / Videos [More photos coming soon] Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at  ihose.co/flipsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (with over 3,800 members), as well as through our accounts on  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter  and Tumblr. Please subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher or Spreaker and be kind enough to leave a rating or review for the show. And please tell a friend about us, in any fashion you feel comfortable. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at (774) 221-READ (7323). --