Listen and watch as the Red-Throated League of the Norwegian Explorers performs a live radio play of The Missing Bullion, a Sherlock Holmes adaptation written by Edith Meiser (1898-1993). Meiser — a writer, actress, and producer — helped bring Sherlock Holmes to American radio listeners on the NBC radio network in 1930, where episodes aired through most of the 1940s. The series also was broadcast on the Mutual network.
Meiser wrote each of the episodes for the first 12 years, adapting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tales as well as writing original adventures.
The Edith Meiser Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries includes each of these scripts, which have been dramatized annually by the Red-Throated League since 1995, along with letters, clippings, photographs, manuscripts and bound volumes on Sherlock Holmes.
This performance was recorded live June 19, 2016, at the Triennial Sherlock Holmes Conference at the University of Minnesota. This year’s conference was titled, The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.