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The Fourth Garrideb broadcast of the 12/25/1939 3GAR Radio Script

The Fourth Garrideb broadcast of the 12/25/1939 3GAR Radio Script

“… I was quite certain that all the actors in the tragedy …”

The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (CARD)

On Christmas night of 2020, The Fourth Garrideb did a table read of Edith Meiser’s script of  “The Adventure of the Three Garridebs” as it was broadcast over the National Broadcasting Company’s airwaves on Christmas night of 1939 with the duo of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson.

Our thanks to the actors in this reading:

Sherlock Holmes – David Harnois

Dr. Watson – Charles Prepolec

John Garrideb – Steve Mason

Nathan Garrideb – Mike McSwiggin

Mrs. Hudson – Karen Wilson

Announcer (Knox Manning) – Greg Ruby

The original broadcast from 1939 has survived partially and you can listen to the surviving first half broadcast HERE. You can read about how this episode was delayed so that it could be broadcast on Christmas Day by reading this post.

And thanks to the generosity of Timothy J. Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books / E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota’s Andersen Library, we were able to use the orginal script by Edith Meiser and share with you here. Double click on the image and you’ll be able to download a .pdf file of the script.

 

“… in this drama …” – The Adventure of the Second Stain (SECO) The Fourth Garrideb will be celebrating Christmas by doing a virtual reading of The Adventure of the Three Garridebs at 8 p.m Eastern on Christmas night. This will be broadcast on our group’s Facebook Live page. This is a somewhat odd time… Continue Reading

Great Falls (MT) Tribune Published 3GAR on March 22, 1925

Great Falls (MT) Tribune Published 3GAR on March 22, 1925

“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers …” – The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom.… Continue Reading

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

” A man might as well live in Russia …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) As more and more countries learn there is easy money to be made is striking coins appealing to the fans of major pop culture stars, we are starting to see more with Sherlockian ties.. In 2018, Russia issued a series… Continue Reading

A Third Challenge Coin from NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

A Third Challenge Coin from NYPD’s Missing Persons Squad

“… it is, indeed, the missing man.” – The Man with the Twisted Lip (TWIS) Back in October 2015, we reported on two different challenge coins from the New York Police Department’s Missing Person’s Squad and we can now report a third variety for the morgue unit.   OBVERSE: N (star) Y (star) P (star) D /… Continue Reading

Has It Really Been Six Years?

Has It Really Been Six Years?

“About six years ago – to be exact …” – The Sign of the Four (FOUR) It’s hard for your editor to believe that six years have gone by since seen of us gathered in Chicago and started our group. We now number 110 with members in 29 U.S. states, 2 Canadian provinces (Ontario and Alberta) with… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Fantasy Bank of England £1 Notes Featuring Holmes

HolmeWork Assignment: Fantasy Bank of England £1 Notes Featuring Holmes

“… hen you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? “ – The Sign of the Four (SIGN) For this HolmeWork assignment, we have no information on this fantasy Bank of England £1 banknote that prominently features a silhouette of Sherlock Holmes on the front of the note and a quote… Continue Reading

Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

Another Sherlockian Hobo Nickel by Rima G

” t might be his portrait. “ – The Hound of the Baskerville (HOUN) We did an earlier post  about  Lithuanian artist / engraver Rima Gedvile Sherlockian themed hobo nickel, the “Mini-Sherlock Holmes.” We now have a second example of Gedvile’s work. This 1936 buffalo nickel is entitled “Sherlock Holmes” and features a very nice engraving… Continue Reading

The Royal Mail’s Genius of Sherlock Holmes Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

The Royal Mail’s Genius of Sherlock Holmes Philatelic – Numismatic Cover

“He is a genius …” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) On August 18, 2020, the Royal Mail is unveiling 10 postal stamps with Sherlockian themes along with several related items available for purchase. One of those is the Philatelic – Numismatic Cover that the Royal Mail calls the “The Genius of Sherlock… Continue Reading