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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

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

Monetary & Numismatic Mentions: The Golden Pince-Nez

Monetary & Numismatic Mentions: The Golden Pince-Nez

In this post, we peruse The Adventure of The Golden Pince-Nez looking for mention of monetary transactions and numismatic items. As always, the page numbers [seen here in brackets] refer to the relevant pages in The Complete Sherlock Holmes published by Doubleday / Penguin Books. The first paragraph [607] of this month’s adventure has the good doctor recounting the… Continue Reading

Charlie Chaplin Honored as Knight of the British Empire

Charlie Chaplin Honored as Knight of the British Empire

“… Holmes refused a knighthood …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) As we learned in Peter Jacoby’s recent post, Charlie Chaplin role as Billy the Page in William Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes laid the foundation for his future career in the theater and movies. Chaplin would go on to great fame and receive many… Continue Reading