The chatfest with Peter Blau continues as we enjoy more conversation in
an even more interesting vein, if you can imagine. From the early days
of the BSI to radio connections, professional societies, collecting and
traditions, and even Sherlock Holmes in a far-flung place, Peter gives
his unique perspective.Topics in this episode:1:52 Meeting Rex Stout at the BSI dinner and the resulting shift in the paperback book industry7:05 Sherlock Holmes on radio10:13 The Practical, But Limited Geologists and other professional Sherlockian societies13:30 Some interesting books15:04 Peter's collecting interests17:00 An annual Sherlockian Christmas tradition23:50 Sherlock Holmes in the Smithsonian Institution - and beyond!30:52 What are your society's traditions?31:54 The Editor's Gas-Lamp: June 1982, Vol. 32, No. 2 - Peter Blau's first Gas Lamp as editor of the BSJLinks:Rex Stout and The Doorbell RangJean ShepherdReference to "F.U." from The House of Cards TrilogySherlockian Calendar of EventsSherlockian Societies worldwideThe Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes and Other Eccentric Readings"That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the earth travelled round the sun appeared to me to be such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it."Get your own Sherlockian calendar at The Sherlock Store
let us know if your Sherlock Holmes society has any traditions. We'd
love to hear about them and talk about them on the show.