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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

PHYL COE—A RADIO NANCY DREW, A FRIEND OF SUPERMAN PART 2

OUR STARS of the Phyl Coe Radio Mysteries were introduced yesterday in Part 1 here at SimanaitisSays. Today in Part 2, let’s see how Philco (“Phyl Coe,” get it?) hyped … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

PHYL COE—A RADIO NANCY DREW, A FRIEND OF SUPERMAN PART 1

OLD-TIME RADIO mysteries can lead to other revelations. Recently Sirius XM “Radio Classics” offered “Murder in the Sky,” a Phyl Coe Radio Mysteries program originally broadcast on September 28, 1937. … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOLMES ON THE WIRELESS PART 2

RADIO RENDITIONS of Holmes wireless adventures yesterday at SimanaitisSays involved famed Sherlockian William Gillette and unsung portrayals by others on pioneer radio stations. Today, in Part 2, let’s make room … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOLMES ON THE WIRELESS PART 1

DEVELOPMENT OF the wireless coincided with Sherlock Holmes’ retirement from being the world’s first consulting detective. His last bow, chronicled by Dr. John H. Watson and cleverly enough titled “His … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOLMES’ CINEMA HOUND

JUST AS IRENE ADLER would always be “the woman” to Holmes, the Baskerville Hound was “the canine.” Dr. John H. Watson introduced this giant dog in The Hound of the … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOLMES THE POLYGLOT? PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE all but confirmed that Sherlock Holmes included fluency in German among his many attributes. Today, in Part 2, we add evidence for his knowing French and Latin. Maybe … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOLMES THE POLYGLOT? PART 1

WHAT LANGUAGES did Sherlock Holmes speak? English, for sure, but what about American English? He had French kin, so maybe this too. And what about the classic languages, Latin or … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment