Monday, September 15, 2014
Gillette to Brett IV - a fun weekend and a big success!
I was able to leave early Friday and made it to Bloomington in time to make all the events.
I was told by one of the attending Sherlockains that he was actually able to touch the Beeton's Christmas Annual this year.
There are rare manuscripts and movie scripts along with other very interesting items.
His last home is not all that far from my house.
Doyle's manuscript of 'The Red Circle'.
It was a lot of fun watching it with a big group of Sherlockian's on a large screen.
Some of the other items on display.
We had many fine speakers Saturday.
We started with Bonnie MacBird who is very involved in film productive and gave a good talk on the script writing for Sherlock and some wonderful insights into why some of the scenes were written the way they were.
She was followed by Kristina Manente of the Baker Street Babes who talked about the fan base for the TV show Sherlock.
I came away realizing there is a big difference between Playing the Game for Sherlock, and Playing the Game for Sherlock Holmes, and that it seems unlikely the two shall meet.
Also giving another wonderful talk was Bert Coules, talking once again about radio Holmes and the BBC series that he worked with. This time we had some behind the scene footage of how the show was put together.
After viewing 1984's A Scandal in Bohemia from Granada Television we had a terrific interview session with the director of that episode, Paul Annett.
He talked about what it was like to work with Jeremy and other's on the show.
If you look at the scene in this photo on the screen, you will see that it is where Irene throws the photo of the King overboard.
The scene was filmed in the middle of England without any water near by on a staged 'ship' not much bigger than 10' x 10'.
The evening ended with a viewing of 1939's The Adventure's of Sherlock Holmes (which I was unable to make.)
It was a very relaxing, fun Sherlockian weekend with old friends and new.