Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC material to fill the page, so John Peterson sent me a file full of Chesterton ancedotes. They were idiosyncratic, historical, and Chestertonian. He gave me permission to use them here. I hope y’all find them as interesting as I have over the years. Most of them have never been published.
For the 7th Annual Anthony Boucher Memorial Mystery Convention, which was held the weekend of October 1-3, 1976, at the Pacifica Hotel in Culver City, California, the entertainment for Friday evening included a screening of The Detective, a 1954 feature film starring Alec Guinness in the role of Father Brown. [The Armchair Detective, January, 1977, p. 53]Bookmark it: del.icio.us | Reddit | Slashdot | Digg | Facebook | Technorati | Google | StumbleUpon | Window Live | Tailrank | Furl | Netscape | Yahoo | BlinkList