If it seems like it's been a while since I've posted the HTML links from Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press, you're right. The last time I did so was April. It's not that Peter Blau hasn't been kind enough to share his newsletter with me in a timely fashion; rather, I've been deluged with other activities (which you may have gathered by my less frequent posting).
Well, rest assured that I'm trying to get back on the wagon and give you the updates and the links that it is my duty to supply. Herewith then, the links for Peter's latest issue:
- The Museum of Jewelry uses names from English literature to title some of their products, which include "Moonstones of Baker Street Earrings" and "Arnsworth Castle Earrings"
- The Hans Sloane of our age is a chocolatier: The Sir Hans Sloane Chocolate and Champagne House is the first chocolate studio in the UK to have its own in-house chocolate conching machine
- Eye of the Crow: The Boy Sherlock Holmes is the first in a series of books about an adolescent Sherlock Holmes; there's a nice interactive web site at http://www.boysherlockholmes.com
- Oscar Wilde and Lillie Langtry seek advice from Sherlock Holmes in the People's Light & Theatre Company's production of Katie Forgette's Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Jersey Lily in Malvern, PA in June, 2008
- The American Theatre Wing has two video great seminars with Frank Langella, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes twice
- And they also have an interview with Langella as an audio file from XM Satellite's Downstage Center
- The Friends of Gillette Castle State Park will hold a celebration on Oct. 6 benefiting the restoration of William Gillette's locomotives
- Laurie R. King now has a Virtual Book Club; it's really a discussion forum on her web site
- Look for an appearance of Mycroft Holmes as Thursday Next's uncle in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
- Quill & Brush Books offers a handy guide to identifying first editions
- The Sherlock Holmes Collection at the Marylebone Library is always worth taking a look at; and from now until October 31, they're running a competition to win a copy of Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters
- Randall Stock has an informative and comprehensive site put together about the new book, including a background FAQ and a list of press mentions
- Speaking of books, To Keep the Memory Green, a collection of essays about the life of Richard Lancelyn Green is available for order from The Quartering Press, a joint effort between the Baker Street Irregulars and the Sherlock Holmes Society of London
- The Meadow Brook Theatre's season opens with Stephen Dietz's Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure in Rochester, MI from October 10 to November 4
- Recognize this suave gentleman? It's Basil Rathbone, as Commissar Dimitri Gorotchenko in the 1937 film "Tovarich" and shown in his entry for Wikipedia
- MC Black offers Detective Walks through London that he has personally researched
- The DVD of Sherlock Holmes and Baker Street Irregulars has been released and is now available on Amazon
- The Sherlock Holmes Resume Service (1-800-5-SHERLOCK)
A quick glance at "The Boy Sherlock Holmes" website reminded me of the 1985 film "Young Sherlock Holmes" --same color schemes (and almost the same graphics) for publicity.
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