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Orders & Decorations

Faces of Holmes: Roger Moore

Faces of Holmes: Roger Moore

“… possible actors in this drama …” – The Adventure of The Second Stain (SECO) Roger Moore, the British actor known mainly for his 12 years portraying James Bond and before that was television’s The Saint, portrayed Sherlock Holmes in the 1976 made for television movie Sherlock Holmes in New York. Moore has been decorated four times in the… Continue Reading

Faces of The Woman: Charlotte Rampling

Faces of The Woman: Charlotte Rampling

“… I have been trained as an actress myself.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Charlotte Rampling got her start in acting during the 1960’s, being an extra in the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night. With a few other acting roles, she landed the role of Meredith in Georgy Girl. She would expand her repertoire with French and… Continue Reading

Faces of Moriarty: John Huston

Faces of Moriarty: John Huston

“… the actor in some strange drama …” – The Adventure of The Yellow Face (YELL) John Huston was an Oscar winning screenwriter, director and actor with a career that spanned over 50 years. Many of the films he was involved with are considered classics – The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African… Continue Reading

Dr. Watson’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Dr. Watson’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal

“The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) With that comment, within the first two hundred words of STUD, we are given a strong viewpoint of Dr Watson’s regarding his participation in the Second Anglo-Afghanistan War of 1878 – 1880.… Continue Reading

The Decorated Major Sholto

The Decorated Major Sholto

“He destroyed us all. And he gets a medal for it.” – The Sign of Three In The Sign of Three episode of BBC’s Sherlock, Major John Sholto appears at John Watson’s wedding in his full military uniform. He commented to John that he was allowed to retain his uniform due to a special dispensation. Sholto is displaying nine… Continue Reading

Recreating 221B

Recreating 221B

“… a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Denny Dobry, the 42nd Garrideb and his wife Joann, will be hosting an open house for interested Sherlockians to view his version of Holmes and Watson’s famous sitting room at 221B Baker… Continue Reading

Steven Spielberg Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom

Steven Spielberg Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom

“… one of the most honoured.” – The Adventure of The Dancing Men (DANC) At a White House ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama honored film director Steven Spielberg, and 16 others, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian award from the United States government. “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who… Continue Reading

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured with CBE by Queen at Buckingham Palace

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured with CBE by Queen at Buckingham Palace

“… it was a present from a certain gracious lady …” – The Adventure of The Bruce Partington Plans (BRUC) This past Tuesday (November 10, 2015) BBC Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, received his Commander of the British Empire order from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. We first reported that Cumberbatch would be receiving… Continue Reading

The Victoria Cross Medal

The Victoria Cross Medal

“… Emsworth, the Crimean VC …” – The Adventure of The Blanched Soldier (BLAN) In The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (one of only two narrated by Holmes), Holmes encounters a Colonel Emsworth who is established as “Emsworth the Crimean V.C.” The V.C. – Victoria Cross medal – was instituted in 1856 by Queen Victoria… Continue Reading