Episode 103: Coupling with Sherlock Holmes - Al & Julie Rosenblatt

"they were said to be a most united couple" [DANC]

You might call them the first couple of the Baker Street Irregulars. Albert ("Inspector Bradstreet") and Julia ("Mrs. Turner") Rosenblatt have graced the Sherlockian scenes as a couple since the early 1970s.

We had a chance to visit them at their home in New York, where we heard about a little girl named Margie and an unrelated trip to Meiringen were responsible for sparking the interest that led to so many amazing things.

From arranging the quinquennial Sherlockian dinners at the Culinary Institute of America with Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt, BSI ("Simpson's") to writing Dining with Sherlock Holmes, and providing us with the BSI year-in-review in verse and a second generation Sherlockian, Al and Julie have been sparking plugs for many others.  

Join us to hear why this hobby is about more than the collective events and publications; it's about relationships.

 

Notes

1:36 Intro
2:55 Listener comments
7:33 Your comments, please
9:35 Sponsor: The Wessex Press
10:38 Al & Julie Rosenblatt
12:37 We have Margie to thank for Julie's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes
14:10 Al's first meeting with Sherlock Holmes and a trip to Meirengen
16:15 The Baker Street Irregulars come onto the scene
18:23 Julie's educational efforts
20:00 Sherlock Holmes and the law, including retired Sherlockians sitting in for fun
22:30 Betsy, their Sherlockian progeny
24:51 Al and Betsy begin their BSI Weekend in verse partnership
29:00 The Venn diagram of a Sherlockian couple
30:42 The beginnings of the Culinary Institute dinners
36:57 The cookbook
38:13 Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt is on the scene
44:52 Splitting attention between the BSI and ASH
47:39 Memories of Julian Wolff
50:03 Sponsor: The Baker Street Journal
51:45 A conversation with Julian about the difference between fact and fiction
53:30 Women in the BSI
1:00:25 Julie receives her investiture and the pair becomes the first entry in the Florin Society
1:05:30 Non-Sherlockian interests and what's next
1:10:00 It started with Sherlock Holmes, but now it's about friendship
1:11:02 Final remarks
 

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Episode 102: Summer at Baker Street

"In summer it is a favourite resort" [VALL] 

 

How often do you think of hot summer weather when you read the Sherlock Holmes stories? According to our calculations, it should be about 25%. But it doesn't seem that way, does it? It turns out that 16 of of the 60 stories took place in the summer months.

For those of you keeping track at home, they are (according to William S. Baring-Gould): 

  • "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" - June 1889
  • "The Man with the Twisted Lip" - June 1889
  • "The Engineer's Thumb" - Summer 1889, alternatively August or July
  • "The Stockbroker's Clerk" - June
  • "The Crooked Man" - Summer - August, 1888/9
  • "The Greek Interpreter" - Summer
  • "The Norwood Builder" - August 1894/5
  • "The Dancing Men" - July 1898
  • "Black Peter" - July 1895
  • "The Six Napoleons" - July/August 1900
  • "The Cardboard Box" - August late '80s
  • "His Last Bow" - August 1914
  • "The Mazarin Stone" - Summer 1903
  • "The Three Garridebs" - June 1902
  • "The Lion's Mane" - July 1907
  • "The Retired Colourman" - Summer 1898

We also take you to the Norwegian Explorers' triennial conference The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes in Minneapolis, courtesy of our intrepid correspondent Steve Mason. We also reflect on your kind words from our 100th episode and enjoy Christopher Morley's "Sherlock Holmes Prayer" as our Gas-Lamp. Erik Deckers tries his skill at "Mental Exaltation" - will he be successful?

And perhaps there's an Easter egg somewhere as well...

 

 

We thank Mary Miller for her ongoing and generous support of our program on Patreon. And we thank the many listeners to turned out to support us for our 100th show with one-time PayPal contributions.

 

Notes

1:32 Introduction and welcome
2:57 Sherlock Holmes's childhood and summers
7:18 Sponsor - Wessex Press, "a blended, splendid catalog"
8:32 A special report from the Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes conference in Minnesota
20:02 Summertime in the Canon
37:16 Sherlock Holmes Brand spot
38:16 A reflection on IHOSE 100
40:38 Mental Exaltation
49:49 Gas Lamp
55:47 Sponsor - BSJ
57:57 Closing thoughts

 

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Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at  ihose.co/flipsherlock, as well as on the The Sherlock Holmes Community on Google+ (with over 3,800 members), as well as through our accounts on  FacebookInstagramSnapchatTwitter  and Tumblr.

 

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