HOLME


[Marin County Obit Board]


Posted by Carolyn Schwab on Sunday, November 04, 2007 at 13:50:21 :

Fairfax Gazette
Wednesday, February 13, 1929
page 1

Noted Writer-Producer Dies at Marin Hospital
Was Founder of the Mountain Theatre on Tamalpais and Director of Pageants

GARNET HOLME, internationally known playright and director of pageants died at the Ross Hospital Tuesday evening as a direct result of a fractured skull.

The injury which lead to his demise was caused by a fall sustained Sunday, while going down the steps from his home on Millard Avenue in Larkspur.

Just what caused the fall is unknown, but it is thought that a high blood pressure condition brought on dizziness, which caused him to lose his balance and fall headlong down the stairs, striking his head against a stone wall.

HOLME has been a resident of Larkspur for the past 2 years, and is very well known throughout Marin County.

In San Francisco his acquiantance included the well known writers and producers as well as the entire Bohemian Club of which he was a member.

He was about 50 years of age, was a native of England, and is survived by 3 brothers; one a clergyman in London, another an officer in the British Navy, and the third a newspaper man in New York.

In Marin County, HOLME founded the Mountain Theatre on Mt. Tamalpais. Many plays which were presented there, came from his fluent pen.

So extensive was his work in the United States, that the Department of Interior honored him in 1924 with the title of Pageant Master of the National Park Service.

Among his recent activities, was the production of the Grove Play of the Bohemian Club last August "Mysteries" given by the Commonwealth Club recently and two one act plays which were to be given Friday by the Dramatic Musical Club of San Francisco.

HOLME was the outstanding figure in literary circles and will be sadly missed by those to whom his inspirations were beneficial.
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