Do you like movies? Specifically silent movies? Do you like Sherlock Holmes? Specifically William Gillette?
The Stormy Petrels will set aside their books for the April gathering and get ready to enjoy the 1916 restored Sherlock Holmes movie. Restoration is thanks to the collaborative efforts of La Cinemateque francaise and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
This film, lost for almost 100 years, was first shown to audiences in May 1916.
The lights will dim at precisely at 7:00 (yes, there will be popcorn!)
When? Tuesday, April 5th
Where? Our usual Hampton Place lounge.
If you would like any additional info, please contact Fran.
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Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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I am super excited!! I am bringing Red Velvet tea! 🙂 See you guys later!