Dec 23, 2021
The Great Game - the playful (usually) exploration of the idea that Sherlock was real
Michael Saler, As If
Sherlockian Stanley MacKenzie in front of part of his collection of memorabilia.
Holmes' deerstalker comes from actor Sidney Paget.
The phrase "elementary my dear Watson" and the big smoking pipe come from William Gillette.
There was a 1916 silent film that was lost until rediscovered in 2014.
Doyle's father - Charles Altamont Doyle - troubled (but gifted) artist.
Anna May Wong (actress)
In a number of films from the 30s Arthur Wontner was Holmes & Ian Flemming as Watson (This was Australian actor Ian Flemming, not the British action/spy novelist behind that other famous British crime solver, James Bond.) Wontner got the Sherlock role after he'd played a popular version of a Holmes-style knock off character called Sexton Blake.
Sherlockian and Scotland Yard official, Philip Dalton
In a re-creation located in The Sherlock Holmes public house.
Smithsonian on the location of 221B Baker.
Nimoy Fashion Alert:
Sherlockian H. R. F. Keating (and man guarding wizarding library from curious muggles...)
Did Doyle introduce skiing to Switzerland?
Doyle's letter writing campaign on armor for British soldiers.
Cases Doyle worked on:
Sherlock Holmes and the Piltdown Controversy?
Amazing little documentary about the Cottingley Fairies hoax.