Wow! What a great weekend. Wayne and I headed out fairly early on Friday for our drive to the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, arriving in time to attend all the festivities for Gillette to Brett III. And the weekend turned out to be a 9.9 out of a possible 10.
The library is a depository for thousands of books and manuscripts of all kinds. Many dating back hundreds of years.
We were even allowed to touch a page from a Gutenberg bible. Yes, I did say touch.
I always enjoy seeing how cartoons and comics are put together, start to finish, so it was really a treat for me.
This is also where we got to touch the Gutenberg Bible page.
After his talk we went to another station to learn about old book repair and preservation.
This was followed by a viewing of old manuscripts.
And friend of Doyle's.
And a piece of his hair.
Not what we ended up seeing in the Canon is it?
And all this so far had just been Friday evening.
Sat. morning found us having breakfast in the Union Hall cafeteria.
Curtis Armstrong, BSI, actor gave the first and I thought the best talk on the faces of Sherlock Holmes.
During the day we had talks about Peter Cushing, William Gillette, the actor who played Lestrade in many of Rathbones Sherlock Holmes movies.
We had a talk about an old Sherlock Holmes play and a BBC series that has covered all the stories.
We ended the evening with a viewing of the film, 'Seven Percent Solution', lead first by a talk from our host Steven Doyle and writer Nicholas Meyer. This is the 35th anniversary of the film.
And we even got to touch a page from the Gutenberg Bible.