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USH Volume 3, Section X A -- Actors, Performances, and Recordings: Criticism

Introduction to The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 1 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 2 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 3 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes
Volume 4 of The Universal Sherlock Holmes


Since the first known Sherlock Holmes dramatization Under the Clock on February 26, 1893, hundreds of actors have portrayed Holmes and Watson on the stage, screen, radio, television, and recordings. Among the well-known actors are: Dan Aykroyd, John Barrymore, Jeremy Brett, Charles Chaplin, Tom Conway, Peter Cushing, Robert Duvall, Douglas Fairbanks, Sir John Gielgud, William Gillette, Stewart Granger, Larry Hagman, Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, James Mason, Dudley Moore, Leonard Nimoy, Sir Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Basil Rathbone, Sir Ralph Richardson, George C. Scott, Fritz Weaver, Orson Welles, Gene Wilder, Nicol Williamson, and Joanne Woodward.

 

Who could have predicted that so many famous actors would ever have played the detective duo? It is truly exciting to have had all these gifted actors put on a deerstalker or bowler and assume the identity of the Master Detective and his assistant. Most have done their best to emulate them, but others have poked fun at them with their humorous interpretations, sometimes to the dismay of audiences.

 

Listed in this part are the credits, casts, dates, number of performances, and reviews for most of these dramatizations. Information on the plays was usually obtained from playbills or reviews, many of them borrowed from John Bennett Shaw. Information on the radio and television programs was acquired from logs published in The Times of London and The New York Times (complete runs of these newspapers are held by the Colorado State University Libraries). Detailed information on British programs was gathered from the BBC's Radio Times, and I also received data from libraries and Sherlockians in several European countries. Additional information about the actors and dramatizations can be found in the articles and books listed under Criticism, and also under the subheadings Films, Musicals, Plays, Radio, and Television.

 

 

A. Criticism

 

 

C18536. -- A5015. Baring-Gould, William S. "`You Would Have Made an Actor, and a Rare One,'" The Annotated Sherlock Holmes. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, [1967]. Vol. 1, chap. 4, p. 27-32. illus.

A discussion of the stage and film versions of the tales.

 

C18537. -- A5016. Berman, Ruth. "`The Stage Lost a Fine Actor,'" BSJ, 17, No. 3 (September 1967), 136-138.

Links between the Sacred Writings and the actors who have portrayed Sherlock Holmes.

 

C18538. -- A5017. Berman, Ruth. "`The Stage Lost a Fine Actor When He Became a Specialist in Crime': A Clerihewical Meditation," VH, 1, No. 2 (April 1967), 3.

"Did the stage lose? / By now it is no news / That it has often grasped the essence / Of the Holmesian presence."

 

C18539. -- A5020. Daugherty, Frank. "Baker Street Regulars," The Christian Science Monitor (August 19, 1944), 7.

An illustrated article on the films and radio programs of "the most regular performers of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson" -- Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

 

C18540. -- A5024. Hamilton, Cicely. "Elementary, My Dear Watson!" London Calling (May 22, 1941), 15, 24.

A look at the film and radio portrayals.

 

C18541. -- A5028. Howlett, Anthony D. "Shinwell-Johnsoniana," SHJ, 4, No. 4 (Spring 1960), 135, 140; 6, No. 1 (Winter 1962), 22-23; 7, No. 1 (Winter 1964), 22-23; 8, No. 4 (Summer 1968), 131-132.

Previews and reviews of Sherlock Holmes radio and television series and motion pictures.

 

C18542. -- A5030. Howlett, Anthony D., and Michael Pointer. "Holmes on Stage and Screen," John O'London's Weekly, 63 (February 19, 1954), 172-173, 171.

A comprehensive and well-illustrated account of the stage, film, and radio impersonations.

 

C18543. -- A5031. Keddie, James. "The Clouded Crystal," SOS, 2, No. 4 (April 1968), 5-7.

"A brief look at those who have trod the boards and/ or solved problems in the flickers, as the Great Detective."

 

C18544. -- A5037. Pointer, Michael E. "`Which of You Is Holmes?' A Gallery of Impersonators," SHJ, 9, No. 3 (Winter 1969), 87-89; 9, No. 4 (Summer 1970), 118-120; 10, No. 1 (Winter 1970), 13-15; 10, No. 2 (Summer 1971), 47-49; 10, No. 3 (Winter 1971), 94-96; 10, No. 4 (Summer 1972), 131-133.

A series of illustrated articles on the following portrayers of Sherlock Holmes: 1. Charles Brookfield. -- 2. Clive Brook. -- 3. Hr. Bergendorff. -- 4. Hr. Bergvall. -- 5. Hr. Knud Nyblom. -- 6. Mack Sennett. -- 7. Fred Mace. -- 8. Henry Oscar. -- 9. Carlyle Blackwell. -- 10. Alan Moore. -- 11. John Barrymore. -- 12. Francis Ford. -- 13. H. Hamilton Stewart. -- 14. Howard Marion Crawford. -- 15. Ronald Howard. -- 16. Chubb-Lock Holmes. -- 17. Shylock Bones. -- 18. Sherlocko and Watso. -- 19. Julian Royce. -- 20. H. A. Saintsbury. -- 21. Marcel Myin.

 

C18545. -- A5043. [Richard, Peter, comp.] Charles Augustus Milverton on Stage, Screen and Radio. London: The Milvertonians of Hempstead, 1960. [30] p.

A comprehensive survey with credits, cast, and story for The Speckled Band, Charles Augustus Milverton, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Rembrandt, and Dr. Watson Meets Sherlock Holmes.

 

C18546. -- A5045. Rosenberger, Edgar S. "Four Ages," BSJ, 2, No. 1 (January 1952), 21.

A verse in four stanzas about Holmes on stage, screen, radio, and television.

 

C18547. -- A5047. Starrett, Vincent. "Impersonators of Mr. Sherlock Holmes," The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1933. p. 139-160.

----------. Revised with title: "Portrayers of Sherlock Holmes," The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Rev. and enl. The University of Chicago Press, [1960]. p. 115-127.

The Master on stage and screen.

 

C18548. -- B4103. Canby, Vincent. "Conan Doyle Heir is Making Films," The New York Times (January 27, 1966), 29.

Estate forms Sir Nigel Films Ltd. for film and TV productions.

 

C18549. -- B4127. Green, Benny. "Elementary ...," Radio Times, 217 (November 19, 1977), 4-5. illus.

Recollections of the Great Detective's stage and screen incarnations. "The moment I made first acquaintance with those two portrayals [by Rathbone and Bruce], I knew with a certitude which has never been challenged since, that Holmes lives."

 

C18550. -- B4136. Haydock, Ron. Deerstalker! Holmes and Watson on Screen. Metuchen, N.J., & London: The Scarecrow Press, 1978. x, 313 p. illus.

A detailed, comprehensive history of more than 400 film and television appearances of the Master Detective, with an extensive index compiled by Donald F. Glut. A fascinating and valuable book.

Reviews: BSM, No. 15 (September 1978), 32-34 (Robert W. Pohle, Jr.); Choice, 16 (May 1979), 400; Library Journal, 103 (September 1, 1978), 1658 (W. H. Lyles); Screen Thrills and The Nostalgia Monthly, No. 8 (November-December 1978), 26 (Michael R. Pitts).

 

C18551. -- B4154. Marill, Alvin E. "Films on TV," Films in Review (February 1977), 107-109.

Reviews of Sherlock Holmes telefeatures and TV movies, with a photograph of Roger Moore as the detective.

 

C18552. -- B4169. Nielsen, Bjarne. "Sherlock Holmes på laerredet," Sunset Boulevard [Copenhagen], 6, Nr. 23 (Winter 1978), 16-20. illus.

 

C18553. -- B4176. Pazdan, John. "Holmes & Watson: Mystery on the Air!" The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T. V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 44-47. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

Discusses the radio and television programs, from The Speckled Band (October 20, 1930) to The Hound of the Baskervilles (February 12, 1972). Includes seven illustrations with descriptions.

 

C18554. -- B4183. Pointer, Michael. The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes. Catalogued and described by Michael Pointer. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, [1975]. 200 p. illus.

----------. ----------.[New York]: Drake Publishers, [1975]. 200 p. illus.

"This is the first book to recount the many ways in which the entertainment industry has used, and misused, the best-known character in all fiction. It is based on the author's accumulated data on the subject, gathered over 30 years and now the most extensive collection in the world." (Jacket)

Reviews: The Armchair Detective, 8 (August 1975), 303-305 (Norman Schatell); BSM, No. 2 (July 1975), 16 (Donald K. Pollock, Jr.); Chronicle and Echo [Northampton] (May 3, 1975) (Ian Mayes); San Francisco Chronicle/Panorama (August 20, 1975) (Lenore Glen Offord); SS, 2, No. 3 (November 1975), 3 (Daniel Morrow); SHJ, 12, Nos. 3-4 (Summer 1976), 92-93; SM, 3, No. 4 (August 1975), 9 (Wally Conger); Sherlockiana, 20, Nr. 2-3 (1975), 13 (Henry Lauritzen); Spectator, 235 (January 3, 1976), 14 (Benny Green); West Lancashire Evening Gazette (April 7, 1975) (H.R.G.)

 

C18555. -- B4184. Pointer, Michael. The Sherlock Holmes File. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, [1976]. 168 p.

----------. ----------. New York: Clarkson N. Potter/ Distributed by Crown Publishers, [1976]. 168 p.

Jacket design by Ken Sansome.

A pictorial survey of the many ways in which the Master Detective and his world have been presented and mis-presented by artists, actors, and dramatist. There is a separate chapter on the illustrations, the actors, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Watson, Holmes in disguise, 221b Baker Street, and the Swiss tour of 1968. The book is based on the author's extensive collection.

Reviews: The Armchair Detective, 19 (January 1977), 70 (Jon L. Lellenberg); BSM, No. 9 (March 1977), 15-16 (John Bennett Shaw); Booklist, 73 (February 1, 1977), 784-785; Books and Bookmen, 22 (February 1977), 52-54 (Colin Wilson); Detroit Free Press (January 9, 1977), 5-C (Marcia Abramson); Film Illustrated (January 1977) (John Williams); Library Journal, 102 (January 15, 1977), 216 (Sheila Pepper); MM, No. 7 (August 1977), 5 (Peter Varley); Politiken [Copenhagen] (June 21, 1978), II, 7 (Tage la Cour); Rocky Mountain News/Now [Denver] (November 21, 1976) (Peter G. Chronis); San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle (December 12, 1976) (Kira Kay), and reprinted in CPBook, 1, No. 2 (February 1978), 47; SHJ, 13, No. 1 (Winter 1976), 26-27 (Nicholas Utechin); Sunday Times (November 28, 1976), 41.

 

C18556. -- B4197. "Sherlock Holmes." By arrangement with the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. [New York: Raydell Pub. & Distr. Corp., 1976.] [18] p.

A souvenir program designed by Marianne Persson, containing numerous photographs of scenes from Gillette's play, stills of Holmes films, and drawings by Paget and Steele. The photographs are mainly of Gillette, Wood, and Nimoy.

 

C18557. -- B4199. "Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, TV & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 62-63. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1): Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 62-64. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

A series of illustrations -- thirteen in each issue -- with descriptions, mainly of scenes from the dramatizations.

 

C18558. Brogdon, Philip R. "Sherlock Holmes in Black." Washington, D.C.: Privately Printed, 1990. 1 folded sheet. (Essays in Black Series, No. 1)

"A Sanger Original printed in a limited edition to be given the weekend of 12 January 1990, to members of the Baker Street Irregulars and kindred spirits."

"Important contributions made by black people working in the media and performance fields to keep Holmes' memory alive." With a photograph by Philip Collins of a black butler serving Basil Rathbone a glass of Walker's DeLuxe bourbon.

 

C18559. Canton, Rolf J. "Acting the Part of Sherlock Holmes," Explorations, No. 4 (Winter 1988), 7-9.

A study of Holmes for the actor.

 

C18560. Chan, Wai-Ming. "A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes on Stage, Screen and Television," 221b, No. 3 (April 1990), 28-33.

Comments on the productions from 1893 to 1989.

 

C18561. Cleary, James C. "No, But I've Seen the Movie," BSJ, 42, No. 1 (March 1992), 46-47.

The author cautions Sherlockians (as "keepers of the flame") to be alert to correct faulty impressions of Holmes, Watson, and the plots of the tales, which may be held by those who gain all their knowledge of the Canon from film or tape.

 

C18562. Davies, David Stuart. "A Parade of Watsons," MPapers, No. 3 (1990), 43-53. illus.

"A brief survey of Dr. J. H. Watson as a dramatized figure. In no way can it be claimed to be comprehensive, but the major interpretations of Holmes' chronicler are included."

 

C18563. Edwards, Owen Dudley. "The Case of the Silver Screen," The List (December 11, 1987-January 7, 1988).

"As television prepares to celebrate a hundred years of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Owen Dudley Edwards tracks down his various incarnations on screen and stage, and delivers verdict on Who Did It Best."

 

C18564. Feldman, Larry. "The Best Watson Ever," LP, 1, No. 2 (Spring 1991), 1-3.

A survey among a select group of Sherlockians reveals that their favorite Watsons are: James Mason, David Burke, Robert Duvall, Norman Shelley, Ralph Richardson, and Nigel Bruce.

 

C18565. Harris, Samela. "Elementary for Experts on Holmes," Adelaide Advertiser (June 18, 1986). illus.

Four Adelaide actors (Kelvin Harman, Richard Margetson, Janeen Brian, and John Kelly) have dedicated themselves to the cause of reading the Sherlock Holmes stories to patrons of Styles restaurant at Unley.

 

C18566. Johnson, Roger. "`Every Fresh Part That He Assumed,'" The Ritual, No. 9 (Spring 1992), 11-14.

A list of actors in the Granada Holmes series who have also appeared in other Sherlockian dramatizations.

 

C18567. Kelley, Gordon E. Sherlock Holmes Broadcast and Movie Log. Evansville, Ind.: Privately Produced, 1990. 36 p.

"A listing of all known radio and television broadcasts, movies, and recordings in the United States and Great Britain."

 

C18568. Kitman, Marvin. "The Succession of Dr. Watson," San Francisco Chronicle (July 20, 1987), 54.

----------. ----------, LCH (March-April 1988), 10.

Of the three actors to portray Watson (Bruce, Burke, and Hardwicke), Edward Hardwicke comes closest to Doyle's description.

 

C18569. Leonard, William Torbert. "Sherlock Holmes," Theatre: Stage to Screen to Television. Metuchen, N.J., & London: The Scarecrow Press, 1981. Vol. 2, p. 1401-1432.

A five-page "Comment and Critique" is following by a listing, with credits and casts, of numerous Holmes dramatizations.

 

C18570. McCarthy, Patrick, and Christopher Sharp. "Christopher Plummer, Paxton Whitehead: Getting Their Clues from Holmesian Clues," W (October 27-November 3, 1978), 42-43. illus.

 

C18571. McClure, Michael W. "For the Record," S&CG, No. 2 (1991), 8.

----------. ----------, Revised by Peter E. Blau. S&CG, No. 3 (1992), 13.

A chronological list of the radio, film, and television adaptations of Lady, from 1923 to 1991.

 

C18572. Miller, Ron. "Sherlock Holmes," San Jose Mercury News (May 15, 1990), IF, 4F. illus.

"Other TV sleuths and movie detectives have been heartier, hardier, sexier, splashier. It doesn't matter. To legions of Baker Street devotees, Holmes is where the heart is."

 

C18573. Peel, John. Sherlock Holmes. Edited by Hal Schuster. [Granada Hills, Calif.: Files Magazine/Pop Cult, Inc., 1987.] 53 p. illus.

Cover photograph of Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely.

Contents: Introduction. -- Holmes: The Man. -- Basil Rathbone, the Greatest Holmes? -- Baker Street. -- The Great Mouse Detective. -- The Television Holmes.

 

C18574. "Point of Controversy," The Ritual, No. 1 (Spring 1988), 11-12.

Quotes the concluding paragraph of the introduction to the Folio Society's edition of Houn in which Julian Symons states that Holmes and Watson "belong not to stage, cinema, TV or radio, but to the printed page." The paragraph is reprinted in MPapers, No. 1 (1988), 38-39, with replies from David Stuart Davies, Peter E. Blau, Vivien Young, and Catherine Cooke.

 

C18575. Pointer, Michael. The Pictorial History of Sherlock Holmes. London: Bison Group, [1991]. 160 p. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. illus.

----------. ----------. [New York]. Mallard Press, [1991]. 160 p. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. illus.

Front jacket illustration of Holmes by Frank Wiles; back jacket illustration of a cover from The Strand Magazine.

A handsomely illustrated and informative book (the largest Sherlock Holmes book ever published!) about the Great Detective and his impersonators, impostors, amusers and persuaders on the stage, screen, and television.

A worthy addition to any collection.

Reviews: BSM, No. 70 (Summer 1992), 37-38 (Bruce Southworth); BSPB, No. 12 (October 1992), 23-24 (Allan J. Palmer); Once Upon a Crime Blotter [Minneapolis], 1, No. 1 (March 1992), 3-4 (Bruce Southworth); The Ritual, No. 8 (Autumn 1991), 31-32 (Stephen Farrell); SHJ, 20, No. 4 (Summer 1992), 142 (Christopher Roden); SHR, 3, No. 3 (1991), 132-133 (Steven T. Doyle).

 

C18576. Pointer, Michael. [Untitled], NFTD, 13, No. 4 (December 1992), 1-4, 7.

Address to members of The Sherlock Holmes Society of Australia (Adelaide, November 17, 1992; Melbourne, November 26, 1992).

 

C18577. Redmond, Chris. "The Importance of Being Watson," CH, 12, No. 3 (Spring 1989), 1-2. (Traces of Bootprints)

Reflections on the importance of Nigel Bruce to Basil Rathbone and Edward Hardwicke to Jeremy Brett.

 

C18578. Shinnick, Kevin G. "Ripping Tales: The Cinematic Casebook of Jack the Ripper," Scarlet Street, No. 1 (January-March 1991), 40-43, 48. illus.

Reviews the Holmes films and plays based on the Ripper murders.

 

C18579. Smith, R. Dixon. Jeremy Brett and David Burke: An Adventure in Canonical Fidelity. Foreword by Michael Cox. Minneapolis: The Mary Kahler & Philip S. Hench Collection, Special Collections & Rare Books/University of Minnesota Libraries, 1986. 28 p.

"One thousand copies printed, of which 325 are presented to the Baker Street Irregulars and the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, on 10 January 1986, by John Bennett Shaw, BSI, Senior Fellow, University of Minnesota."

Contents: 1. William Gillette (1853-1937). -- 2. Eille Norwood (1861-1948). -- 3. Arthur Wontner (1875-1960). -- 4. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967). -- 5. Jeremy Brett and David Burke.

Reviews: BSM, No. 44 (Winter 1985), 39-42 (Philip A. Shreffler); SHJ, 17, No. 4 (Summer 1986), 133-134 (Nicholas Utechin).

 

C18580. Smith, Ron. "Tracking Down the Great Sleuths: Return to a Time When Gentleman Detectives Matched Wits with Clever Criminals," Video, 6, No. 1 (April 1982), 58-61.

----------. ----------, CPBook, 6, No. 1 (March 1983), 525-526.

"It's only an elementary deduction that the most popular detective on cassette is Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes, with Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Part of their appeal is that viewers can imagine themselves in both roles." Also comments on other actors who have portrayed Holmes and Watson in the cinema and on television, and features a caricature of Holmes and Watson by David Febland and a photograph of Rathbone and Bruce.

C18581. The South Downers. "TV/Radio Directory," SDJ, 4, No. 10 -- ; October 19, 1988 -- .

Originally entitled: "TV Guide to Mystery and Malfeasance."

A valuable listing of mysteries, including Sherlock Holmes adventures, with dates, stations, times, programs and notes.

 

C18582. Sullivan, Dan. "Sherlock: A Myth That Wouldn't Die," Los Angeles Times/Calendar (November 30, 1980), 62-63. illus.

----------. ----------, CPBook, 4, No. 1 (March 1981), 328-329.

A brief look at the dramatizations, prompted by Charlton Heston's appearance as Holmes in The Crucifer of Blood.

 

C18583. Tibbetts, John C. "Holmes in London, 1988," BSM, No. 57 (Spring 1989), 32-43. illus.

A profile of Sherlockian activity in London during the summer and fall of 1988. The author interviews Lady Jean Bromet (sole surviving child of Sir Arthur), Jeremy Brett (who had recently opened in the play The Secret of Sherlock Holmes), and Michael Caine (whose film Without a Clue had just been released). Links among the three personages are drawn and photographs by the author are provided.

 

  -- Films

 

C18584. -- A5018. Cabana, Ray, Jr. "Always Holmes," Kaleidoscope, 2, No. 1 (1965), 24-34.

A detailed account of the Sherlock Holmes films featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Includes thirteen photographs of scenes from the films.

 

C18585. -- A5019. Connor, Edward. "Sherlock Holmes on the Screen Has Never Been Exactly the Man Conan Doyle's Readers Imagined," Films in Review, 12, No. 7 (August-September 1961), 409-418.

The author traces the various screen dramatizations of the Master from Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) to The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). Illustrated with ten photographs.

 

C18586. -- A5023. Gruber, Frank. "Reminiscences. II. On Script-Writing Holmes and Bulldog Drummond," The Armchair Detective, 2, No. 1 (October 1968), 56.

Most of this brief but interesting article is concerned with the author's experience of writing the screenplays for Terror by Night and Dressed to Kill (DA5158, DA5159).

 

C18587. -- A5026. Howlett, Anthony D. "The Hound of the Baskervilles on the Screen," SHJ, 1, No. 1 (May 1952), 33-35; [Addendum], 1, No. 2 (September 1952), 38.

A history of the filmed version of this adventure from the first production in 1914 by Pathé Frères to the 20th Century-Fox production in 1939.

 

C18588. -- A5027. Howlett, Anthony D. "Sherlock Holmes on the Screen," Sherlock Holmes: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at Abbey House, Baker Street, London, May-September 1951. Presented for the Festival of Britain by the Public Libraries Committee of the Borough of St. Marylebone. Chap. 9, p. 47-54.

A valuable discussion and listing of several cinematic portrayals of Holmes.

 

C18589. -- A5029. Howlett, Anthony D. "A Study in Celluloid," SHJ, 3, No. 1 (Summer 1956), 12-13.

Seven historic photographs from the collection of Anthony Howlett.

 

C18590. -- A5032. Maltin, Leonard. "Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes," Film Fan Monthly No. 75 (September 1967), 3-5. illus.

----------. ----------, The Mystery Lover's Newsletter, 1, No. 4 (April 1968), 12-13.

"A discussion and review of the famous films." (Subtitle)

 

C18591. -- A5033. Marshall, Jim. "Durable Detective," Collier's, 116, No. 9 (September 1, 1945), 26, 66.

----------. ----------, The Strand Magazine, 110 (January 1946), 38-41.

Most of this article deals with the cinematic adaptations of the stories.

 

C18592. -- A5035. Pickard, Roy. "Sherlock Holmes on the Screen," BSJ, 21, No. 2 (June 1971), 70-76.

An interesting review of the films, from Sherlock Holmes Baffled in 1900 to The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes in 1970.

 

C18593. -- A5039. The Priory Scholars. Holmes in the Films of the 30's: Program Notes. [New York: Privately Produced, February 14, 1958.] 3 p.

An important documentation of the cinematographical history of the period.

 

C18594. -- A5040. The Priory Scholars. The Priory Scholars of Fordham, a Scion Society of the Baker Street Irregulars, Present The Sleeping Cardinal, the First Sherlock Holmes Sound Film. ... [New York: Privately Produced], April 6, 1956. [4] p.

Program notes for the showing of this film and a partly annotated listing of some forty films "which have treated, in great or small fashion, with Sherlock Holmes, his cases, or the intellectual prowess which his very name implies."

 

C18595. -- A5041. The Priory Scholars. The Universal Holmes: The Twelve Sherlock Holmes Films Made by Basil Rathbone for Universal Pictures: A Portfolio of Poster Art. [New York: Privately Produced], Christmas 1966. [15] p. illus.

Contains an introductory essay by Chris Steinbrunner, reproductions of the advertising posters, and a synopsis of each film.

 

C18596. -- A5046. Shibuk, Charles. "Dramatizations of the Great Literary Detectives and Criminals. Part IV. Film," The Armchair Detective, 2, No. 1 (October 1968), 31-43.

Pages 37-40 of this bibliography contain a chronological list of the films, including the names of the actors who portrayed Holmes and Watson, that have been based upon the Canonical tales or written as original screenplays.

 

C18597. -- B4087. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother: Press Kit. Beverly Hills, Calif: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., [1975]. 1 portfolio.

Contains several stills, a production information guide, and other publicity sheets (88 p.) on the film and stars, prepared by Gordon Armstrong, National Publicity Director for 20th Century-Fox.

 

C18598. -- B4089. American Film Institute Theater. Sherlock Holmes on the Screen. Washington, D.C.: 1972. [3] p.

Program notes by Chris Steinbrunner for the film series at the AFI Theater, March 5, 8, 12, and 29, featuring The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), The Scarlet Claw, (1944), A Study in Terror (1965), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), Sherlock Holmes (1932), and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959).

 

C18599. -- B4090. American Film Institute Theater. 40th Anniversary Retrospective, 1935-1974. Washington, D.C.: 1974. [38] p. illus.

A brochure, edited by Michael Webb, with an introduction by Stephen Zito, describing the films in this 20th Century-Fox retrospective, including The Hound of the Baskervilles.

 

C18600. -- B4091. American Film Institute Theater. Sherlock Holmes at the AFI Theater, Thursdays, April 10-June 19, 1975. Washington, D.C.: 1975. [2] p.

"An eleven-event series comprising all the major Sherlock Holmes films and many rarities. Compiled with the assistance of Sherlockians Peter Blau, Ronnie James, and Chris Steinbrunner."

 

C18601. -- B4092. Auster, Albert. "`Sherlock Holmes, Where Are You When We Really Need You?'" Cineaste, 7, No. 3 (Fall 1976), 32-33. illus.

 

C18602. -- B4093. Baffer, Christopher. "Sherlock Holmes on Film," Bijou: The Magazine of the Movies, 1, No. 2 (June 1977), 39-43, 69-72. illus.

"Screen interpretations of the great detective." (Subtitle)

 

C18603. -- B4094. Barradell, B. "Sherlock Holmes in the Cinema," Masque Magazine [Leicester, Eng.], No. 4 (May 1971), 4-13. illus.

A fragmented discussion, with an incomplete checklist, containing little that is new.

 

C18604. -- B4095. "Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce Filmography," Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 19. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

Lists the fifteen films, including Crazy House, with partial credits and cast.

 

C18605. -- B4100. Breen, Frank. "Collecting Sherlock Holmes," Screen Thrills, No. 6 (1976), 7-10; Screen Thrills and The Nostalgia Monthly, Premier Issue, No. 9 [1979], 8-11. illus.

A brief introduction to Doyle, Holmes and Watson, followed by detailed reviews of Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, The Speckled Band, The Scarlet Claw, and Silver Blaze (Murder at the Baskervilles).

 

C18606. -- B4101. Browne, George. "The Sherlock Holmes Films of Basil Rathbone," The Carpathian [Ellicott City, Md.], No. 1 (Winter 1977), 15-17.

A chronological listing of the Rathbone/Bruce films, with comments on the most memorable ones.

 

C18607. -- B4102. Cabana, Ray, Jr. "Always Holmes," Views & Reviews, 4, No. 3 (Spring 1973), 4-14; 4, No. 4 (Summer 1973), 56-63.

Reprinted from Kaleidoscope, 1965, with many additional photographs (DA5018).

 

C18608. -- B4108. Collier, Marjory. "The Missing Rembrandt," Little Folks: The Magazine for Boys and Girls, 116 (May 1932), 181-188. (The Film of the Month)

A long and well-illustrated synopsis of the film.

 

C18609. -- B4110. Davies, David Stuart. Holmes of the Movies: The Screen Career of Sherlock Holmes. Foreword by Peter Cushing. [London]: New English Library, [1976]. 175 p. illus.

Jacket design by Terry Griffiths.

Published in hardcover and paperback editions.

----------. ----------. New York: Bramhall House, [1978]. 175 p.

"This is an illustrated study of his screen career, which includes a comprehensive filmography -- from the flickering silent movies to the stage and small screen, from serious thrillers to spoofs. It is also a study of the men who, have portrayed Holmes...." (Jacket)

Reviews: BSM, No. 13 (March 1978), 26-27 (Richard L. Katz); Huddersfield Daily Examiner (February 15, 1977); SHJ, 13, No. 2 (Summer 1977), 54 (Nicholas Utechin); Sherlockiana, 22, Nr. 2-3 (1977), 16 (Henry Lauritzen).

 

C18610. -- B4112. De Waal, Ronald B. "Sixteen Hours and Fourteen Minutes of Sherlock Holmes," MB, 3, No. 4 (December 1977),2.

All fourteen of the Rathbone/Bruce films were featured during a film festival at Colorado State University. See also DB4198.

 

C18611. -- B4113. Donnelly, Tom. "Shades of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, Sherlock Holmes and...," The Washington Post (February 9, 1975), F-1, F-5.

An historical reminiscence of the detective film, with comments on past and present Holmes films.

 

C18612. -- B4114. The Dryden Theatre Film Society of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. Sherlock Holmes and the Master Detective. Rochester, N.Y.: Summer 1974. [4] p. illus.

Collier's Sherlock Holmes cover illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele for November 26, 1904, is reproduced on the cover of this brochure.

Six of the sixteen films are about the master detective.

 

C18613. -- B4116. Everson, William K. "The Master," The Detective in Film. Secaucus, N.J.: The Citadel Press, [1972]. Chap. 2, p. 4-22.

Published in hardcover and paperback (1974) editions.

An excellent history of Sherlockian cinema; with twenty-four photographs. Also contains other relevant photographs on the title page, and pages 3, 200, 210.

 

C18614. -- B4117. Everson, William K. "The Master Criminals," The Bad Guys: A Pictorial History of the Movie Villain. Secaucus, N.J.: The Citadel Press, [1964]. p. 35-42.

----------. ----------, ----------. New York: Bonanza Books, [1964]. p. 34-42.

Includes a brief discussion, with three illustrations, of the cinematic Moriartys.

 

C18615. -- B4118. "Film Conan Doyle Stories," New York Dramatic Mirror (May 27, 1914), 25.

"Famous author comes from Europe to dispose of rights to syndicate -- other coming adaptations," (Subtitle)

 

C18616. -- B4119. Finston, Mark. "Upsala Students Clued in to the Mystery of Sherlock," [Source and date unknown].

"Seven hours of vintage film flicker" at Upsala College in East Orange, with commentary by Chris Steinbrunner.

 

C18617. -- B4121. Frida, M. "Tentokrát se Sherlockem Holmesem," Kino [Warsaw] (date unknown), 12-13. illus. (Filmová setkání, 14)

 

C18618. -- B4125. Glut, Donald F. "The Amazing Adventures of Laurel & Hardy," The History of Laurel and Hardy (April 1976), 24-26. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 2)

Contains a photograph of the two comedians as Sherlocks in The Big Noise. See also DB4189.

 

C18619. -- B4128. Greene, Graham. The Pleasure-Dome: The Collected Film Criticism, 1935-40. Edited by John Russell Taylor. London: Secker & Warburg, [1972]. 282 p. illus.

"A Shadows Book."

----------. Graham Greene on Film: Collected Film Criticism, 1935-1940. Edited by John Russell Taylor. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1972]. 282 p. illus.

Partial contents: The Hound of the Baskervilles (p. 231, 234), from The Spectator, July 14, 1939. -- Sherlock Holmes (p. 273-274), from The Spectator, March 8, 1940.

 

C18620. -- B4129. Gussow, Mel. "How `Side by Side' Came to This Side," The New York Times (May 7, 1977), 36.

A review of the musical by Stephen Sondheim, including some discussion of his song, "I Never Do Anything Twice," from The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.

 

C18621. -- B4130. Gutierrez, Ernest. "Sherlock Watchers Do Get Extra Itchy," The Evening Gazette [Worchester, Mass.] (June 10, 1972).

Complains about the commercials that keep interrupting the Universal films.

 

C18622. -- B4132. Halliwell, Leslie, and Graham Murray. "Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sherlock Holmes on the Screen," The Clapperboard Book of the Cinema. With a foreword by Chris Kelly. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, [1975]. p. 21-25. illus.

 

C18623. -- B4134. Harmon, Jim. "Rathbone and Bruce at Baker Street: The Most Famous Holmes and Watson of All -- And Something More...," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T. V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 4-9. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

Traces the history of the Universal-Holmes series and includes fifteen illustrations with descriptions.

 

C18624. -- B4135. Hawthorne, Dick. "Sherlock Speaks -- Clive Brook and the Early Talkies," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T.V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 24-27. (EGO Collectors Series, No. 1)

A brief illustrated history, beginning with The Return of Sherlock Holmes in 1929 and ending with The Radio Murder Mystery in 1933.

 

C18625. -- B4137. Haydock, Ron. "Peter Cushing: New Adventures for Holmes and Watson," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T.V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 37-40. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

Focuses on The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), A Study in Terror (1965), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), and They Might Be Giants (1971). Includes nine illustrations with descriptions.

 

C18626. -- B4139. Heath, David. "The Baker Street Line," The Observer (August 29, 1965), 20-21.

"After James Bond, the quest for glamorous detectives could only turn back to the past. This autumn, an old bachelor eccentric re-emerges -- Sherlock Holmes, re-tailored Bond-style." Illustrated with photographs of Bond (Sean Connery), Sherlock Holmes (John Neville), and Michael Caine of The Ipcress File.

See also DA5163.

 

C18627. -- B4140. The Hound of the Baskervilles: Press Information Manual. Prepared for Hammer Film Productions Ltd. on behalf of United Artists .... Written and compiled by Unit Publicist Colin Reid and Publicity Supervisor Dennison Thornton. London: Dennison Thornton Ltd., [1959]. 77 p.

Contents: Cast. -- Credits. -- Biographies. -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. -- Special Press Features. -- Production News Stories. -- Exploitation Information. -- Stills Captions. -- The Story of the Film in 12 Pictures.

 

C18628. -- B4141. "How Motion Pictures Are Exploited," Picture Play Magazine (August 1923).

----------. VH, 7, No. 3 (September 1973), 9-10.

"Tom Reed, a theater press agent, drew hundreds of persons to see `Sherlock Holmes' when he got himself arrested for simulating the character of the famous detective."

 

C18629. -- B4142. Howlett, Anthony, and Michael Pointer. "The Great Detective on Stage and Screen, The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook. p. 104-108. illus.

----------, "The Impersonators: Sherlock Holmes on Stage and Screen," Revised and expanded by Anthony Howlett. Beyond Baker Street: A Sherlockian Anthology. Edited and annotated by Michael Harrison. Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., [1976]. p. 187-203. illus.

First published in John O'London's Weekly, February 19, 1954, with title: "Holmes on Stage and Screen" (DA5030).

 

C18630. -- B4143. James, Ronnie. Sherlock Holmes Collection. Fullerton, Calif.: [Privately Produced, 1972]. 8 p.

A unique and exciting list of film memorabilia (e.g., stills, lobby cards and posters. shooting and release scripts, pressbooks, soundtrack tape recordings, and films) from the compiler's collection.

 

C18631. -- B4144. Kerr, Walter. The Silent Clowns. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. 372 p. illus.

Pages 227-235 are devoted to Sherlock Jr., with Buster Keaton.

 

C18632. -- B4148. Lauritzen, Henry. "Sherlock Holmes på film," Aarhuus Stiftstidende (February 1, 1973).

----------. ----------, Sherlockiana, 18, Nr. 2-3 (1973), 10.

 

C18633. -- B4151. "McConnell, Saletri Form Film Company," The Hollywood Reporter, 242 (August 30, 1976).

Among the several films scheduled for production by FRSCO Productions Ltd. are Sherlock Holmes in the Adventures of the Golden Vampire (with Alice Cooper as the vampire) and Sherlock Holmes in the Adventures of the Werewolf of the Baskervilles. (The films, of course, were never made -- thank goodness!)

 

C18634. -- B4152. Macek, Carl. "`Murder Will Out,'" Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 58-60. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

"The first and last meeting of Sherlock Holmes, Philo Vance and the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu in 1930's Paramount on Parade." Illustrated with scenes from the sketch that featured Clive Brook, William Powell, and Warner Oland.

 

C18635. -- B4153. Maltin, Leonard. "Sherlock Holmes Lives On," The Good Times (August 9, 1973), 12.

A long illustrated review of the fourteen Rathbone/Bruce films in which Maltin rates The Scarlet Claw as his favorite among the twelve Universal films.

First published in Film Fan Monthly, September 1967 (DA5032).

 

C18636. -- B4155. Maynor, Lynne. "Sherlock Holmes at Specialty Films," Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 66. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

Notes the success of Specialty Films, a small Seattle firm that purchased and re-released to theaters a number of old films, including those with Rathbone and Bruce.

 

C18637. -- B4156. Miller, Don. "B" Movies: An Informal Survey of the American Low-Budget Film, 1933-1945. New York: Curtis Books, [1973]. illus. (The Curtis Film Series)

Pages 25 and 259-260 contain a commentary on A Study in Scarlet and the Universal series.

 

C18638. -- B4157. The Mirisch Production Company Presents Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," Royal Charity Premiere, Odeon, Leicester Square, Thursday, December 3rd, in the presence of H.R.H. Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Angus Ogilvy, G.C.V.O., in aid of the Child Aid Committee and the Police Dependents Trust. [London: Ranelagh Press, 1970.] 1 v. (unpaged) illus.

A souvenir program.

 

C18639. -- B4158. Moews, Daniel. Keaton: The Silent Features Close Up. Berkeley: University of California Press, [1977]. ix, 337 p.

Chapter 4 (p. 75-99) is entitled "Sherlock Junior: The Fantasizing of Reality," and mentions John Barrymore's Sherlock Holmes.

 

C18640. -- B4159. Montaner, Francisco. "Los mitos del terror. Una aproximación al terror cotidiano: Sherlock Holmes," Terror Fantastic [Barcelona] (1971), 8-17.

A well-illustrated article that includes a six-page filmography.

 

C18641. -- B4160. Moore, Zackary. "Eille Norwood and the Silent Movie Exploits," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T. V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 54-57. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

A history of the early films, from Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) to Der Hund von Baskervilles (1929). Includes eight illustrations with descriptions.

 

C18642. -- B4163. Mundy, Robert. Some Notes on the Movies of Billy Wilder. Hollywood: Filmex, 1972. [4] p.

A review of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes ("Wilder's most mature, mellow and reflective film"), with notes on the excised portion of the film. Shown November 12, 1972, at the Second Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

 

C18643. -- B4164. Murder by Decree: Press Information. Los Angeles: Avco Embassy Pictures Corp., Publicity Dept., [1979]. 1 portfolio.

Contains several stills, cast and credits sheets, synopsis, production notes, nine biographies of the principal stars, and ten publicity releases.

 

C18644. -- B4167. Nelson, Mark. "Film Clips," Chuck Schaden's Nostalgia Newsletter and Radio Guide [Morton Grove, Ill.], 4, No. 5 (May 1978), 5.

A capsule history of the Holmes films, with a photograph of Rathbone and Bruce.

 

C18645. -- B4168. Nichols, Kenneth. "Sherlock Holmes Lives Again in Film Festival," Akron Beacon Journal (September 14, 1977), G1. illus.

Advance publicity for a two-day film festival sponsored by Mrs. Hudson's Lodgers and the Cleveland State University Film Society.

 

C18646. -- B4173. Parish, James Robert. "Sherlock Holmes," The Great Movie Series. Editor-in-Chief: James Robert Parish. South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Co.; London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd., [1971]. p. 291-303.

A history and discussion of the fourteen Rathbone/Bruce films, with credits and cast for each film and twelve photographs.

 

C18647. -- B4175. Parsons, Louella O. "Ray to Star Doyle Film and Direct," New York Journal-American (March 12, 1955), 17. illus.

Ray Milland will direct himself in a Republic film of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, based on a story entitled The Mystery Man by Marty Rackin. "It deals with Doyle's early life as a medical student and will emphasize his interest in the spirit rather than his family life. (Too many relatives are still living.)"

 

C18648. -- B4178. Pohle, Robert W., Jr. "Sherlock Holmes Returns ... and Keeps Returning!" Liberty, 2, No. 3 (Fall 1976), 18-25. illus.

(Liberty's winter issue was to feature the conclusion of Pohle's cinematic history "of the constantly returning -- and changing -- super sleuth," but, unfortunately, the magazine ceased publication.)

 

C18649. -- B4179. Pohle, Robert W., Jr., and Douglas C. Hart. Sherlock Holmes on the Screen: The Motion Picture Adventures of the World's Most Popular Detective. South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Co.; London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd., [1977]. 260 p. illus.

For each film covered in this book, the authors provide a synopsis, contemporary reviews, comments, and biographical sketches of the actors. Well indexed.

Reviews: Adam. Film World, 6 (April 1978); American Classic Screen (March-April 1978); BSM, No. 13 (March 1978), 26-27 (Richard L. Katz); Choice, 15 (May 1978), 410; El Paso Times (January 1, 1978), 20 (Douglas C. Hart); Library Journal, 103 (March 1, 1978), 583 (W. H. Lyles), and reprinted in WW, 1, No. 1 (May 1978), 16; Mysterious Times, 1, No. 3 (January 1978), 15-17 (Kenneth Karpowicz).

 

C18650. -- B4181. Pointer, Michael. "Holmes Lives! And So Does His Smarter Brother," American Film, 1, No. 2 (November 1975), 66-70.

An informative and well-illustrated history of the Sherlock Holmes films.

 

C18651. -- B4185. Preston, Lydia. "On the Trail of the Great Detective ...," The Washington Star (April 13, 1975), H-6, H-13.

About the 1975 series of Sherlock Holmes films at the AFI Theater, Washington, D.C. Illustrated with photographs of Arthur Wontner, John Barrymore, Clive Brook, and Basil Rathbone.

 

C18652. -- B4188. Ryskind, Morrie, C. F. Stevens, and James Englander. "According to Doyle," The Home Movie Scenario Book. With twenty new plots for the amateur producer. New York: Richard Manson, 1927. p. 68-73.

 

C18653. -- B4189. Scagnetti, Jack. The Laurel and Hardy Scrapbook. Middle Village, N. Y.: Jonathan David Publishers, [1976]. 131, [29] p. illus.

Contains a photograph (last unnumbered page) of Laurel and Hardy, with deerstalkers and a calabash pipe, playing janitors for a private detective agency in The Big Noise (20th Century-Fox, 1944). See also DB4125.

 

C18654. -- B4190. Scheetz, George H. "The Cinema of Sherlock Holmes," WW, 1, No. 1 (May 1978), 13-16.

An examination of four books dealing with Sherlockian films: The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Holmes of the Movies, The Sherlock Holmes File, and Sherlock Holmes on the Screen.

 

C18655. -- B4191. Schreiner, Harry. "The Great Detectives: Barrymore, Bogart, Ladd and More," TV and Movies Today, [Washington, D.C.] (August 1973), 42-45. illus.

"A short, brief glimpse into the glories of the movies and the men who made them exciting," including some notable portrayers of Holmes and Watson.

 

C18656. -- B6097. Seidman, Steve. The Film Career of Billy Wilder. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., [1977]. xi, 175 p.

A useful reference publication containing several references to The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, including credits, cast, and a synopsis (p. 106-109).

 

C18657. -- B4192. "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution." Iver Heath, Bucks: Pinewood Studios, October 1, 1975. 20 p.

Advance production notes.

 

C18658. -- B4193. "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" Universal City, Calif.: Universal Studios, Press Dept., November 4, 1975-March 29, 1976. [25] p.

Contains advance production notes, synopsis, and biographies of Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, and Jeremy Kemp.

 

C18659. -- B4194. "77 Years of Sherlock Holmes in 20 Hours," The Plain Dealer (August 31, 1977), 5-B.

Announces a festival sponsored by the Cleveland State University Film Society, in conjunction with Mrs. Hudson's Lodgers. See also DB4168.

 

C18660. -- B4196. "Sherlock Holmes," Comic Zine [Dolton, Ill.], No. 2 (1972), 4-14.

Part of this publication features illustrations and reviews of the 1939 production of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

 

C18661. -- B4198. "Sherlock Holmes Movie Fest Coming," Fort Collins Coloradoan (July 20, 1977), 10. illus.

De Waal holds a film festival at CSU, July 22- 24, featuring the fourteen Rathbone/Bruce movies. See also DB4112.

 

C18662. -- B4200. The Sherlock Holmes Theatre: 14 Thematic Movie Classics Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. New York: Leo Gutman, [1977]. [16] p.

A listing of the films, with release date, running time, cast, and an illustrated synopsis of each film.

 

C18663. -- B4201. Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes. [1962] [4] p. (Illustrierte Film-Bühne, Nr. 6330)

Sherlock Holmes and the Necklace of Death. Tr. by Elizabeth Namiyo Schulz. Old Soldiers of Baker Street, Detachment 221b (W. Sherlock Schulz). 2 p.

An illustrated program.

 

C18664. -- B4202. "Sherlock Stalks His Prey at Three Cities of Spain," The New Mexican (April 19, 1972), B8.

A brief article on the showing of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at a Santa Fe coffeehouse, to coincide with a meeting of The Brothers Three of Moriarty. Illustrated with a scene from the film.

 

C18665. -- B4203. Starrett, Vincent. "Sherlock Holmes -- One More Time," Chicago Tribune Magazine (August 22, 1971), 42, 44, 46, 52, 55.

----------. ----------, Late, Later, and Possibly Last: Essays, by Vincent Starrett. St. Louis: Autolycus Press, [1973]. p. 35-47.

An eloquent review of The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, with comments on other Holmes dramatizations and a tribute to Rathbone.

 

C18666. -- B4204. Steele, Arthur. "The Case of the Unknown Holmes," Evening Mail (June 12, 1965).

----------. ----------, The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook. p. 118.

Relates Michael Pointer's unsuccessful search for the identity of a nonprofessional actor who played Holmes in the 1914 film version of Stud. (The man was later identified as Francis Ford.)

C18667. -- B4205. Steinbrunner, Chris, and Norman Michaels. The Films of Sherlock Holmes. Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, [1978]. 253 p.

Jacket design by Gary Friedman.

Another valuable and well-written contribution to Sherlockian cinematography, with hundreds of excellent photographs. Over half the book (perhaps a disproportionate amount of space) is devoted to the Rathbone/Bruce films, which already have been extensively discussed in other books and articles.

Reviews: BSM, No. 17 (March 1979), 27-28 (William K. Everson); Choice, 16 (May 1979), 400; EQMM, 73 (March 1979), 93 (Otto Penzler); Films in Review, 33 (February 1979), 116-117 (William K. Everson); Library Journal, 104 (February 1, 1979), 418 (W. H. Lyles); West Coast Review, of Books, 5 (May 1979), 48-49 (John C. Mahoney).

 

C18668. -- B4206. Stone, Jill. "Dorn Presents Holmes," MB, 3, No. 1 (March 1977), 6-8. illus.

A brief discussion of William S. Dorn's courses on Sherlock Holmes, followed by reviews of five films presented by the University of Denver, December 1-14, 1976, in conjunction with Dr. Dorn's inter-term course.

 

C18669. -- B4207. "Students Harken to Good Old Days," Albuquerque Journal (February 21, 1973), A-1.

"Beethoven, Monster Films `In': Hard Rock Declining, Agents Say," The Stars and Strips (February 23, 1973). illus.

"Roll over, Beethoven, you're wanted on campus along with Sherlock Holmes and monster movies."

 

C18670. -- B4209. Trudeau, Noah André. The Master, the Medium, and the Message; or An Examination of the Sherlockian Contributions of the Cinematographic Canon. [Gallupville, N.Y.: Privately Produced, 1973.] 36 p.

"Dedicated to Basil Rathbone: cursed with immortality as Sherlock Holmes."

An excellent analysis of the twelve Universal Holmes films.

 

C18671. -- B4210. Turney, Harold. Film Guide to the 20th Century-Fox Picture, The Hound of the Baskervilles. A study plan prepared in Hollywood by Harold Turney, Chairman, Department of Drama, Los Angeles City College. Film Guide, 3, No. 6 (1939). [16] p. illus.

 

C18672. -- B4211. Tuska, Jon. The Detective in Hollywood. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1978. xx, 436 p. illus.

Chapter 1, entitled "The Reichenbach Falls Caper," discusses many, but not all, of the Holmes films, especially those with Rathbone and Bruce, and includes ten illustrations.

Reviews: BSM, No. 15 (September 1978), 34 (Robert W. Pohle, Jr.); EQMM, 72 (November 1978), 90 (Otto Penzler).

 

C18673. -- B4212. University of Utah. Sherlock Holmes Film Festival. Presented by KUER, 90.1, FM Stereo. Orson Spencer Hall Auditorium. November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 1975.

An illustrated leaflet announcing six Rathbone films.

 

C18674. -- B4214. Utechin, Nicholas. "Would He Have Liked It'?" SHJ, 13, No. 1 (Winter 1976), 1-2.

Briefly discusses the current crop of Holmes films and what the Master would have thought about these representations of himself.

 

C18675. -- B4216. Wamsley, Frank. "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," The Stars and Stripes/Stripes Daily Magazine (April 3, 1967), 12-13.

Photographs of seven actors who have played Holmes on the screen.

 

C18676. -- B4217. Ward, Alex. "Chuck Jones, Animated Man," The Washington Post (October 27, 1974), G-1, G-4, G-5.

About the famous Warner Brothers' animated cartoonist who created the cartoon Deduce, You Say, with Daffy Duck as Dorlock Homes and Porky Pig as Dr. Watkins. Includes a paragraph on the cartoon and a drawing of Daffy and Porky in their roles.

 

C18677. -- B4218. White, Jean M. "The 11 Week Reign of Sherlock Holmes," The Washington Post (April 6, 1975), E-2.

Eleven Holmes films, to be shown at the AFI Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., from April 10 to June 19.

 

C18678. -- B4219. Wilkinson, Harry. "Looking Hollywood Way....," Good Old Days, 4, No. 9 (February 1973), 31-33.

Reviews of the Rathbone/Bruce films, with four photographs.

 

C18679. -- B4220. Witt, Cal. "The Men Who Were Sherlock Holmes," SM, 2, No. 3 (March 1975), 5.

Information about the film festival, September 28, 1975, sponsored by The Non-Canonical Calabashes. Includes a drawing of Rathbone by Sid Balbes.

The festival was first mentioned in SM, 2, No. 2 (December 1974), 5.

 

C18680. -- B4221. Witt, Cal. "Sherlock Holmes, the Master Detective," BSJ, 26, No. 1 (March 1976), 54-55.

An account of the film festival that featured twelve films and drew over 100 members and guests.

 

C18681. -- B4223. Wojack, David. "A Sherlock Critique," The Detroit Sunday News/TV Guide (July 15-21, 1973). (Viewers' Choice: Guest Column)

Comments on the Rathbone/Bruce films.

 

C18682. -- B4224. Wright, Sean. "Holmes Again?" HO Annual, No. 2 (1975), 17-21.

Reviews each of the fourteen Rathbone/Bruce films.

 

C18683. -- B4226. Zinman, David, "Sherlock Holmes," Saturday Afternoon at the Bijou. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, [1973]. p. 195-212.

----------. ----------, ----------.[N.p.]: Castle Books, [c. 1973]. p. 195-212.

A valuable chapter on Rathbone and other Sherlockian actors that includes a retelling, in seven pages, of Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, several photographs, and a filmography for twenty-eight Holmes films.

 

C18684. -- B4227. Zolotow, Maurice. Billy Wilder in Hollywood. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1977]. 364 p. illus.

Pages 322-328 are devoted to The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Wilder's most romantic and expensive film ($10,000,000!), and the worst debacle of his career.

 

C18685. Anderson, Don. "Sherlock Holmes Revisited," Winnipeg Free Press (March 13, 1993).

----------. ----------, BC, 10, No. 4 (May-June 1993), 2.

A survey of the great detective's adventures on video. With a photograph of Rathbone and Bruce.

 

C18686. Arva, James H. "The Post-War Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," TP, No. 6 (December 1990), 14, 4.

Comments on the post-Rathbone/Bruce films.

 

C18687. Astoria Motion Picture and Television Foundation. Before E.T. & Sherlock Holmes: Films and Lectures at Astoria, April 22-May 7, 1983. Astoria Studio, Zukor Theater, N.Y. 1 brochure. illus.

The Sherlockian films listed are: Sure Locked Homes (1927); Sherlock Holmes (1922), introduced by Spencer Berger; The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929), introduced by Chris Steinbrunner; The Radio Murder Mystery (1933); The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939); Dedeuce, You Say (1956); and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).

 

C18688. Barbour, Alan G. The Wonderful World of B-Films. Kews Gardens, N.Y.: Screen Facts Press, [1968]. [64] p.

Reproductions of posters on cover, including The Scarlet Claw and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

 

C18689. Bergman, Ted. "From Dr. Watson's Notebook," Jury, 8, Nr. 3 (1979), 44-50. illus.

A discussion, in Swedish, of the major Holmes films.

 

C18690. Blum, Daniel. A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1953]. 334 p.

Contains scenes with Gillette in Sherlock Holmes (p. 110) and John Barrymore in Sherlock Holmes (p. 192).

 

C18691. Boone, Troy. "'Great Scott, Holmes -- We've Forgotten the Hound!' The Cinema vs. Conan Doyle," PP, 2, No. 1 (1979), 6-11.

Comparisons between the 20th Century-Fox version of Houn and the Hammer production.

 

C18692. Bradley, David W. "The Film Sherlock Holmes," TPPP&D, 14, No. 2 (May 1992), 2-3; 14, No. 3 (July 1992), 2; 14, No. 5 (December 1992), 2.

Contents: Anthony Brett (Eille Norwood). -- Reginald Owen. -- Christopher Lee.

 

C18693. Buller, Richard. "Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, and the Sherlock Holmes Series," The Antique Trader Weekly, 28, No. 30 (July 25, 1984), 72-78. illus.

An interesting article that is illustrated with twenty-six stills and posters, including a cover poster for Sherlock Holmes Faces Death.

 

C18694. Buller, Richard. "There'll Never Be Another Like the Rathbone-Bruce Sherlock Holmes Series," Hollywood Studio Magazine, 17, No. 5 (June 1984), 22-25. illus.

"Sherlock Holmes movies revisited."

 

C18695. Butler, Ivan. Silent Magic: Rediscovering the Silent Film Era. Foreword by Kevin Brownlow. New York: Ungar, [1988]. 208 p. illus.

An attractively printed and illustrated book that includes comments on The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Return of Sherlock Holmes, with Eie Norwood; Sherlock Holmes, with John Barrymore; and Sherlock Jr., with Buster Keaton. Also features an illustration from Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Jr.

 

C18696. Bygrave, Mike. "The Turnover in Heroes," The Observer/Observer Magazine (April 15, 1979).

Includes photographs, with captions, of several actors who have portrayed Holmes.

 

C18697. Cabana, Raymond G., Jr. "Holmes Update," The Sunday Republican [Springfield, Mass.] (August 9, 1981), B-5. illus.

----------. ----------, CPBook, 4, No. 4 (December 1981), 407.

The Canonical Holmes was not restricted to the gaslit Victorian Era; he moved into the Edwardian Era and beyond, the last stories appearing in 1927.

 

C18698. Davies, David Stuart. "Filmmakers Seized by That Hound," SHG, No. 7 (Summer 1992), 14-15. illus.

A descriptive list of twelve films based on Houn.

 

C18699. Davies, David Stuart. "Signs on the Screen," BSM, No. 61 (Spring 1990), 14-18.

A review of the five film versions of Sign -- with Harry Benham (1913), Eille Norwood (1923), Arthur Wontner (1932), Ian Richardson (198_), and Jeremy Brett (1987) -- in which Davies finds the Sign with Brett the most acceptable. "There is little that can be improved upon in this production ... a novel written a hundred years ago, the result of a dinner conversation among the editor of Lippincott's Magazine, Conan Doyle, and Oscar Wilde (elements of whom are found in Thaddeus Sholto), through its various celluloid manifestations, has at last found its definitive rendition on screen."

 

C18700. Dern, John A. "The Lodger: A Bit of the Ripper, A Bit of Holmes," WW, 14, No. 2 (September 1991), 30-33.

In Alfred Hitchcock's 1926 silent classic, The Lodger, the title character's behaviour at first leads the viewer to believe he is a Jack-the-Ripper type character. A closer examination, however, reveals that his behaviour actually is closer to that of Sherlock Holmes.

 

C18701. DeVries, Peter. "In Defense of Mr. Sherlock Holmes," by "John H. Watson, M.D." DB, 2 (May 4, 1982), 5.

The film industry is blamed for the widespread misconceptions about Holmes, especially for its frequent use of the deerstalker and inverness. The Master Detective would never wear a deerstalker and inverness within the confines of a city, as he knew that such garb was appropriate only in the surrounding countryside. Watson doubts that Holmes even possessed these articles of clothing.

 

C18702. Dick, Bernard F. Billy Wilder. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980. 188 p. illus. (Twayne's Theatrical Arts Series)

Contains a chapter entitled "Sleuthing Around: Witness for the Prosecution and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes."

 

C18703. Dolan, Edward F., Jr. History of Movies. [Greenwich, Conn.]: Bison Books, [1983]. 256 p.

A lavishly illustrated and entertaining book that includes photographs of Harpo Marx with a deerstalker (Duck Soup, 1933) and Basil Rathbone (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939), and a discussion of the Holmes films.

 

C18704. Dorn, Norman K. "Sexton Blake: A Pulp Version of Holmes vs. Hooded Terror," San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle/Datebook (August 8, 1982), 46-47. illus.

A film revival by William K. Everson at the Pacific Film Archive of three crime classics: Sherlock Holmes (1932), Raffles (1917), and Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938).

 

C18705. "`Elemenärt min käre Watson,'" Film Journalen [Stockholm], Nr. 3 (April 1986), 26-29, 42. illus.

"Sherlock Holmes: Ingen romanfigur har filmats så många gånger."

 

C18706. Eyles, Allen. "Elementary Education," Film Review [date unknown]. illus.

"Film Review celebrates 100 years of Sherlock Holmes -- 87 of them as a cinema star!"

 

C18707. Firth, Vincent. "Why They Keep on Shooting Sherlock," Film Review, 26 (April 1976), 26-27. illus.

"The Seven-Per-Cent Solution is the latest in a long line of Sherlock Holmes films going back to the early days of cinema."

 

C18708. Gow, Gordon. Suspense in the Cinema. Edited by Peter Cowie. New York: Castle Books, [c.1968]. 143 p.

----------. ----------. New York: Paperback Library, [September 1971]. 222 p. (International Film Guide Series, No. 8)

Contains a review of the 1939 film version of Houn (Castle Books, p. 20-25; Paperback Library, p. 29-33).

 

C18709. Halliwell, Leslie. The Filmgoer's Companion. 6th ed. New York: Hill and Wang, [1977]. xvii, 825 p. illus.

----------. ----------. London: Granada Publishing, [1977]. xvii, 825 p. illus.

----------. ----------. [New York]: Avon, [November 1978]. xvii, 825 p. illus.

In addition to a section on the Holmes films (p. 656-657), the book is dedicated to some of the more reprehensible film characters, including Professor Moriarty.

 

C18710. Halliwell, Leslie. Halliwell's Film Guide. London: Granada Publishing, [1977]. xii, 897 p. illus.

"A survey of 8000 English-language movies," including several Sherlock Holmes films and a reproduction of a poster for the 1939 Hound film.

 

C18711. Halliwell, Leslie. Halliwell Is Hundred: A Nostalgic Choice of Films from the Golden Age. London: Granada, [1982]. 403 p. illus.

One of the sections in this fine book is entitled "Quick, Watson, the Rathbone: The Hound of the Baskervilles" (p. 135-139). Halliwell also comments on the other Rathbone/Bruce films. The text is illustrated with a scene from the Hound film; also, the jacket illustration features Rathbone, Bruce, and Evelyn Ankers.

 

C18712. Haydock, Ron. "Sherlock Holmes and Poe's Great Murder Mystery," The Edgar Allan Poe Scrapbook. Edited by Peter Haining [London]: New English Library, [1977]. p. 115-116. illus.

----------. ----------, ----------. New York: Schocken Books, 1978. p. 115-116. illus.

A review of Sherlock Holmes and the Great Murder Mystery, 1908 (DA5103).

 

C18713. Herzog, Evelyn A. "Review: I Was an Adventuress," SMuse, 12, No. 2 (Autumn 1993), 11-15. illus.

An "Adventuress" reviews the 1940 "Sherlockian" film, starring Vera Zorina, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Greene, and Peter Lorre.

 

C18714. Hinrich, Derek. "The Adventure of the Lost Apochryphon," SHJ, 15, No. 2 (Summer 1981), 61-62.

The author describes his search for an all-but forgotten pseudo-Sherlock Holmes film called Mantrap (Republic, 1943), featuring Henry Stephenson, Lloyd Corrigan, and Frederick Worlock. The National Film Archive has a negative of the film, from which it may be possible to obtain a print. An exciting find!

 

C18715. Hoffmann, Frank A. "Sherlock Holmes on the Screen," Calabash, No. 2 (September 1982), 6-18.

An excellent survey of the Holmes films in which Dr. Hoffmann concludes that because of costs as well as the public's close identification of Rathbone with Holmes, it is unlikely that there will ever again be a great outpouring of Holmes films that marked the 1930's and 1940's. On the other hand, Holmes is too integral a part of our culture to be forgotten and therefore will continue to be alive and well on the silver screen.

 

C18716. Hopwood, Clive. "Holmes on the Screen," PL 1, No. 3 (December 25, 1981).

A brief illustrated history of the Holmes films.

 

C18717. Howlett, Tony. "The Fox-Hound and Other Bushy Tales," MPapers, No. (1992), 6-16. illus.

Reviews of the 20th Century-Fox films, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. "To Sherlockians, these two pictures are the films."

 

C18718. "Impress Your Friends with Your Vast Knowledge," The Free Movie Paper (August 1982), 27.

----------, PPofFC, No. 64 (February 12, 1983), insert page.

The first part of this articles presents some facts about the Holmes films. Also featured is a caricature of the detective by Rich Balducci.

 

C18719. James, Ronnie. "Holmes Without Rathbone: Heresy or Film History?" DL, 2 (Spring 1985), 9-11.

A review of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Fox-Case-Movietone short, 1929), as well as a survey of major film impersonators of the Master Sleuth, from 1900 to 1965, including Eille Norwood, Clive Brook, Ronald Howard, and Daffy Duck.

 

C18720. Johnson, Roger. `Ready When You Are, Mr. Rathbone.' [Prepared for publication and edited by David Stuart Davies and Kathryn White.] [Halifax, West Yorkshire: The Northern Musgraves, 1992.] 48 p. illus. (Musgrave Monograph No. 3)

"A review of the Universal Holmes films." (Subtitle)

 

C18721. Johnson, Roger. "Sherlock Holmes on the Screen," The Sherlockian, 1, No. 1 (1986), 12-32.

An informative review, from Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) to Young Sherlock Holmes (1985).

 

C18722. Kasahara, Seiji. "A Clue for Without a Clue," NZI, 2, No. 1 (August 1992), 43-49.

Features sketches and a list of other films in which the actors have appeared, a timetable, maps, a diagram of 221b, and additional items relating to the film.

 

C18723. Lax, Roger, and Maria Carvainis. Moustache. Designed by Roger Lax. Written by Maria Carvainis. New York: Quick Fox, [1979]. 1 v. (unpaged) illus.

"This delightful book commemorates 2,000 years of an utterly fascinating socio-cultural phenomenon," and includes photographs of Basil Rathbone, South African actor; Dr. Watson, portrayed by Nigel Bruce; and The Crunch Man, with a deerstalker, from the Doritos brand tortilla chips commercial portrayed by Avery Schreiber.

 

C18724. Leggett, Paul. "Sherlock Holmes: A Case for Further Research," Focus on Film, No. 32 (April 1979), 25-27. illus.

An excellent article on Holmes film criticism.

 

C18725. Lellenberg, Jon L. "Clive Brook's 1929 The Return of Sherlock Holmes," BSM, No. 41 (Spring 1985), 35-36, inside back cover.

"A film-note from the Baker Street cinematograph."

 

C18726. "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war," Das Neue Blatt, Nr. 41 (October 2, 1975), 36-37; Nr. 42 (October 9, 1975), 38-39. (Der Film-Fotorman)

Twenty-one scenes, with captions, from the film (DA5145).

 

C18727. Mason, Rik. "The Game's Afoot!" Video -- The Magazine (September 1986), 53-55. illus.

"Examines the evidence of Sherlock Holmes on video."

 

C18728. McCabe, John and Al Kilgore. Laurel & Hardy. Text by John McCabe. Compiled by Al Kilgore. Filmography by Richard W. Bann. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., [1975]. 400 p.

----------. ----------. London: W. H. Allen, [1975]. 400 p.

----------. ----------. New York: Ballantine Books, [September 1976]. 400 p.

Contains a picture of Stan and Ollie with deerstalkers and a calabash pipe from The Big Noise, 1944 (p. 396).

See also DB4125, DB4189.

 

C18729. McClelland, Doug. The Golden Age of "B" Movies. [With an introduction by Evelyn Ankers, "Queen of the `B's."] Nashville: Charterhouse Publishers, 1978. 216 p. illus.

----------. ----------. [New York]: Bonanza Books, [1981]. 216 p. illus.

Contains references to Sherlock Holmes and The Voice of Terror (p. 6), The Pearl of Death (p. 10-11, 15), The Big Noise, with Laurel and Hardy (p. 39), plus a section devoted to The Pearl of Death (p. 157-160) and a jacket illustration from the film. Evelyn Ankers, who introduces the book, appeared in the two Rathbone/Bruce films mentioned.

 

C18730. McDonald, Bruce, Leslie Orsini, and Thomas J. Wagner. Creative Writing Through Films: An Instructional Program for Secondary Students. Littleton, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1984. x, 224 p. illus.

In chapter 3, p. 42-43, the authors summarize the plot of Silver Blaze, 1976 (DB4608).

 

C18731. Michael, Dennis. "`The Game's Afoot!'" Video Viewing (July 1990), 5.

With a photograph of Basil Rathbone, "the ultimate Sherlock Holmes."

 

C18732. Miller, Al. "Sherlock Holmes in the Movies," Première: Program Guide for the Denver Center Cinema, 1, No. 9 (February 1981), 9-11. illus.

"Everyone's favorite movie sleuth in eight of his finest motion pictures."

With a cover photograph of Rathbone and Bruce in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

 

C18733. Morley, Sheridan. Tales from the Hollywood Raj: The British, the Movies, and Tinseltown. New York: The Viking Press, [1984]. xiv, 237 p.

----------. ----------. [Toronto]: Penguin Books Canada Ltd. [1984]. xiv, 237 p.

Comments on and quotes the final pro-British message in the four Rathbone/Bruce wartime films (p. 174-175). Also features an illustration of the two actors and a jacket illustration by Brian Ajhar of several Hollywood greats, including "Sherlock Holmes."

 

C18734. Murphy, Michael B. "Sherlock Holmes Affirming America at Home and Abroad from 1939-45," BSGazette, No. 1 (Summer 1987), 11-17.

"The popular culture hero who accurately reflected the view of America culturally and socially both at home and abroad was Sherlock Holmes.... the Holmes' films transported the detective from Victorian England.... to the WWII era through four films which had both wartime and domestic overtones in the U.S. The four were The Voice of Terror, 1941; The Secret Weapon, 1942; Sherlock Holmes in Washington, 1944; and Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, 1943."

 

C18735. Murphy, Michael B. "Sherlock Holmes: His Methods True to Film," BSGazette, No. 2 (Summer 1988), 26-29.

"Sherlock Holmes, through these three films [The House of Fear, The Scarlet Claw, and The Woman in Green] combined the best elements of his abilities and is `the ultimate master of deductive reasoning.'"

 

C18736. MystFest 1987. Sherlock Holmes, l'Inglese. II fantasma di Sherlock Holmes: convegno, Firenze 19-20 giugno 1987 in collaborazione con "Uno studio in Holmes." Festival Sherlock Holmes: retrospettiva cinematografica e televisiva, Cattolica, 22-30 giugno 1987. MystFest 87. [Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1987.] 104 p. illus.

 

C18737. Nugent, Frank S. "Basil Rathbone Plays Sherlock Holmes in the Roxy's `Hound of the Baskervilles' -- New Film at Strand," The New York Times at the Movies. Edited by Arleen Keylin and Christine Bent. Introduction by Bosley Crowther. New York: Arno Press, 1979. p. 109. illus.

Reprinted from The New York Times, March 25, 1939 (DA5146).

 

C18738. Parish, James Robert, and Michael R. Pitts. The Great Detective Pictures. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1990. 616 p. illus.

A reference book that contains information on many of the Holmes films.

Review: Scarlet Street, No. 9 (Winter 1993), 92, 94 (Ken Schactman).

 

C18739. Paton, Jennie C. "The Sound of the Hound," Tails of the Giant Rats: Sherlockian Musings by The Giant Rats of Massillon. Edited by Hugh T. Harrington and Roy K. Preece, Jr. Massillon, Ohio: The Village Bookshelf, 1990. p. 26-29.

A review of the film adaptations of Houn, from 1914 to 1988. "It is the nightmare becoming a reality that makes or breaks a filmed version of the Hound. In the fifty-four years that sound film first had the Hound howling on the screen, it is the art of the actors and the direction that causes the audience to believe in the possibility of the Hound becoming a reality. Those are the elements which bridge the written and the filmed versions of the Hound. Whatever future Hounds may bound across the screen, those elements must be kept in mind to bring the written word to life. The definitive Hound has yet to be made."

 

C18740. Pickard, Roy. Who Played Who in the Movies. London: Frederick Muller Ltd., [1979]. 248 p. illus.

----------. ----------. New York: Schocken Books, [1981]. 248 p. illus.

Published in hardcover and paperback editions.

The third in a quartet of film reference books that includes entries for Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty, and Dr. Watson, as well as reproductions of two stills from Murder by Decree and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.

 

C18741. Picker, Leonard. "The Filmic Mycroft Holmes," NFSL (August 1981), 4-6.

The canonicity of the portrayals of Sherlock's elder brother is examined in three of the four films in which he has appeared: A Study in Terror (Robert Morley), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Lee), and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Charles Gray). The fourth film was the 1922 silent adaptation, The Bruce-Partington Plans, with Lewis Gilbert as Mycroft.

 

C18742. Picker, Leonard. "A Study in Terror and Murder by Decree: Canonicity vs. Historicity," FTM, No. 3 (April 1979), 11-15.

Compares these two films in which Holmes is pitted against Jack the Ripper. Picker contends that Murder by Decree is truer to the Ripper case while A Study in Terror is more Canonical.

 

C18743. Pirosh, Robert. A Day at the Races. Screenplay by Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, and George Oppenheimer. Original story by Robert Pirosh and George Seaton. New York: The Viking Press, [1972]. vii, 276 p. illus. (The MGM Library of Film Scripts) (F1O5)

Published in hardcover and paperback editions.

Includes a film still of Stuffy (Harpo Marx) "dressed like he thinks Sherlock Holmes looks" (still 22 and p. 199).

 

C18744. Pitts, Michael R. Famous Movie Detectives. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1979, 1991. 2 v. (ix, 357; viii, 349 p.) illus.

Volume 1 includes a few brief references to Sherlock Holmes. Volume 2 features a chapter entitled "Sherlock Holmes" (p. 138-201), containing a long discussion, with illustrations, of the films and a filmography, from Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900) to Sherlock and Me (1988).

Review; Scarlet Street, No. 5 (Winter 1992), 82-85 (Ken Schactman).

 

C18745. Pitts, Michael R. Horror Film Stars. [Jefferson, N.C.]: McFarland, 1981. vii, 324 p. illus.

"A nostalgic look at the careers of various horror film performers," featuring chapters on Lionel Atwell, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Basil Rathbone, George Zucco, Tom Conway, Rondo Hatton, and Robert Quary; with comments about their Sherlock Holmes films and/or radio programs.

 

C18746. Pohle, Robert W., Jr. "In Quest of the Filmic Holmes," BSM, No. 18 (June 1979), 22-26.

The co-author of Sherlock Holmes on the Screen (DB4179) offers some valuable insights into the perplexities of Sherlockian film history.

 

C18747. Pohle, Robert W., Jr. "Prolegomena to the Study of a Watsonian Filmography," BSM, No. 22 (Summer 1980), 1-9.

An informative review of the cinematic Watsons, from Alwin Neuss in 1908 to James Mason in 1979.

 

C18748. Redmond, Donald A. Sherlock Holmes at the Crowborough Picture Palace. Kingston, Ontario: Privately Printed, [December 1986]. 10 p.

The brief introduction is followed by synopses from the Crowborough Weekly in 1914 of eight silent films starring Georges Treville and Mr. Moyse (DA5119).

 

C18749. Reisman, Brian. The Legend of Sherlock Holmes. Philadelphia: Mentor Films, [1982]. 13 p.

A proposal concerning the production of the film The Legend of Sherlock Holmes. The film, to be produced in 16mm color, will examine all the fascinating elements connected with the phenomenal success of Holmes, from the creation of the character through the present-day activities of Sherlockians around the world.

 

C18750. Ringel, Eleanor. "Durable Master Sleuth Claims Cinematic Record," Winnipeg Free Press (December 3, 1988), 24

----------. ----------, BC, 5, No. 8 (December 1988).

A look at Holmes on film, with a photograph of Rathbone, "the most well-known Holmes."

 

C18751. Robertson, Patrick. The Guinness Book of Film Facts and Feats. London: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., [1980]. 288 p. illus.

----------. Movie Facts and Feats: A Guinness Record Book. New York: Sterling Pub. Co., [1980]. 288 p. illus.

A fascinating and handsomely illustrated reference work that contains an exhaustive filmography on Sherlock Holmes, "the character most often portrayed on the screen" (p. 61-63). Also includes four photographs from the films, plus a reproduction of a cigarette card, in color, of Clive Brook as the Master Detective (p. 136).

 

C18752. Robertson, Patrick. Guinness Film Facts and Feats. [2nd ed.] [Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1985.] 240 p.

Includes a Sherlock Holmes filmography of 186 films, a photograph of Wontner, and a cover illustration of Rathbone.

 

C18753. Roe, Charles. "Sherlock of the Stage and Screen," MSB, 4, No. 3 (December 1980), 3-4.

A brief but excellent commentary on the Holmes films.

 

C18754. Saltzman, Jonathan. "Pair of Holmes Buffs Split on `Young Sherlock,'" Poughkeepsie Journal (January 12, 1986). illus.

State Supreme Court Justice Albert M. Rosenblatt and Vassar College Professor Lynn Bartlett compare thoughts on the Steven Spielberg film.

 

C18755. Sare, Michael J. "Enter Rathbone: 20th Century-Fox and the Universal Dozen," PP (NS), No. 5 (March 1990), 21-26.

Comments on Rathbone and Bruce and their roles as Holmes and Watson.

 

C18756. Sennett, Ted, ed. The Old-Time Radio Book. New York: Pyramid Books, [October 1976]. 160 p. illus.

Unfortunately the only Sherlockian item in this otherwise interesting book is a photograph of a scene from the 1939 film Charlie McCarthy, Detective, featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy with a deerstalker and magnifying glass.

See also DB3689, DB4637.

 

C18757. "Sherlock Holmes," Picture Show and Film Pictorial, 42 (March 30, 1940), 15.

Scenes, with captions, from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939.

 

C18758. "Sherlock Holmes: Here's a Clue to How Our Sleuth Has Lived to Be 100," People Weekly, 27, No. 5 (February 2, 1987), 54-56, 59. illus.

Photographs, with captions, of seventeen actors who have portrayed the Master Detective.

 

C18759. Sims, Robert. "Ideal Holmes," What's On in London (April 26, 1989), 71. illus.

The author traces Holmes's film career from 1900 to the present.

 

C18760. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes Promotion Kit: 14 Movie Classics Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. New York: Leo A. Gutman, [1985]. 1 kit.

Contains newspaper and television guide advertisements, glossy photographs, on-air announcements, publicity, and program information.

 

C18761. Slide, Anthony. A Collector's Guide to Movie Memorabilia with Prices. [Des Moines: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1983.] 104 p. illus.

A fascinating and informative book that includes five black-and-white stills (p. 45) and one full-page color poster for Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (p. 55).

 

C18762. Slide, Anthony. "Films on 8 & 16," Films in Review, 32, No. 1 (January 1981), 40-41, 48. illus.

A roundup of Sherlockian films available for rental or purchase.

 

C18763. Slut. "Holmes-festival på filmhuset," The Moor, Nr. 4 (September 1980), 4-6. illus.

"Utdrag från BHC-ordförandes dagbok."

 

C18764. Soter, Tom. "Holmes Fans Find Variety of Interpretations in Films About Doyle's Durable Detective," Star-Ledger (July 16, 1989).

----------. ----------, ST, No. 9 (October 1989).

A brief commentary on the Holmes films, from Rathbone's Hound to Caine's Without a Clue.

 

C18765. Stamelman, Peter. "Herbert Ross Directs: From Baker Street to Baryshnikov," Millimeter, 4, No. 11 (November 1976), 32-36, 50-53.

An interview with the director of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.

 

C18766. Steelman, Ben. "Quick, Watson, the Video," The Philadelphia Inquirer (January 5, 1989), 1-F, 4-F. illus.

"At 101 [sic 135], the consulting detective can be found as the most successful star of film and tape ever."

Also contains: "Holmes Play for the Home," by Jeff Seiken.

 

C18767. Steinbrunner, Chris, and Norman Michaels. The Films of Sherlock Holmes. [New York]: Carol Publishing Group, [1991]. 253 p. illus.

"A Citadel Press Book."

With an eye-catching cover illustration of Holmes in which his head has been blacked out.

Large paperback edition of book first published in 1978 (DB4205).

 

C18768. Thomas, Tony, and Aubrey Solomon. The Films of 20th Century-Fox: A Pictorial History. Secaucus, N.J.: The Citadel Press, [1979]. 459, [4] p.

A valuable and fascinating reference book in which the credits, casts, history and synopsis are given for every 20th Century-Fox film, including The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother. Also included are reproductions of stills from the first two Holmes films and jacket photographs of Rathbone and Bruce.

 

C18769. Turner, George E., and Michael H. Price. Forgotten Horrors: Early Talkie Chillers from Poverty Row. South Brunswick: A. S. Barnes and Co., [1979]. illus.

----------. ----------. [Guerneville, Calif.]: Eclipse Books, [1986]. illus.

Printed in hardcover and paperback editions.

Contains credits, cast, synopsis and notes for A Study in Scarlet, 1933 (DB5142).

 

C18770. Ueda, Hirotaka. "The Films of Sherlock Holmes," EQ:EQMM, No. 89 (September 1992), 160-161. illus. (EQ Sherlockiana)

Text in Japanese.

 

C18771. United Films. "The Films of Sherlock Holmes," United Films 1972-73 Catalog, 16mm Films. Tulsa: 1972. p. 11-14. illus.

Synopses of the twelve Rathbone/Bruce Universal films.

 

C18772. Utecht, Thom. "Sherlock Holmes Film Stars," STab, 1, No. 1 (January 1989), 12.

A brief article on the Holmes films, including Young Sherlock Holmes and Without a Clue.

 

C18773. Valley, Richard. "Hounded by Holmes," Scarlet Street, No. 1 (January-March 1991), 12-17, 47; No. 2 (April-June 1991), 36-41, 64; No. 5 (Winter 1992), 68-72, 88.

"The 90-year history of The Hound of the Baskervilles." (Subtitle)

 

C18774. Walsh, Michael. "A Cover-Up Most Foul on Baker Street," The Los Angeles Times/Calendar (March 11, 1979), 3. illus.

----------. ----------, SM, 7, No. 2 (May 1979), 12-13.

Letters: The Los Angeles Times/Calendar (March 18, 1979) (Sean M. Wright); (March 25, 1979) (Larry T. Shaw).

 

C18775. Weller, Philip. "The Hound of the Sixth Green?" Disjecta Memoranda III (1993), 6-7.

An account of the location, near the golf club founded by Doyle, where the outdoor "Dartmoor" scenes of the Hammer Films version of The Hound of the Baskervilles were made.

 

C18776. What New York's Critics Said About "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour": The Most Fascinating, Thrilling Entertainment of the Year.

Advertising sheet, printed in newspaper format, for the Globe Theatre, Bethelehem, Pa., 1931. On one side are reproductions of reviews; on the other, photographs of the stars.

See also DA5135.

 

C18777. "Yet There Was Certainly an Element of Comedy," PP (NS), No. 5 (March 1990), 45-47.

"Following the wonderful success of Without a Clue on the silver screen, Priory Scholar Productions proudly announces its next intention, starring Clint Nor'Eastwood as `Dirty Harry Holmes,' NorWood Allen as `Dr. Watson,' Don Rickles-etti as `Moriarty,' Dustin Hoffman as `The Woman,' Joan Rivers as `Mrs. Hudson' in The Study 'n' Scarlett or The Singular Disappearance of the Red Butler."

 

C18778. Zarzynski, Joseph W. Monster Wrecks of Loch Ness and Lake Champlain. [Wilton, N.Y.]: M-Z Information, [1986]. xv, 111 p.

"Nessie's Movie Double" is one of the chapters by Zarzynski, who suggests that "possibly one day Sherlock Holmes devotees in their ever-active quest for Sherlock Holmes memorabilia, may launch an expedition to locate and retrieve Billy Wilder's creation."

 

C18779. Zolotow, Maurice. Billy Wilder in Hollywood. New York: Limelight Editions, [December 1987]. 396 p. illus.

An examination of Wilder's life and career, with a valuable account of the history of his contribution to Sherlockian cinema.

 

  -- Musicals

 

C18780. -- B4104. Chambers, Peter. "The Women in Sherlock's Life," Daily Express (March 19, 1965). illus.

----------. ----------, The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook. p. 116-117.

Primarily a review of the musical Baker Street and the BBC-TV series, Sherlock Holmes. "Perhaps the Sherlock Holmes revival will start a new fashion in heroes -- the crime-buster who cares more about the crime than he does about busts."

 

C18781. -- B4149. Little, Stuart W. "Next, It's the Case of the 2 Sherlock Holmes Musicals," The New York Herald Tribune (December 4, 1961).

Two separate musicals were under consideration by rival producers, Alexander H. Cohen and Arthur Shimkin. (Cohen acquired the stage rights from the Doyle estate.)

 

C18782. -- B4174. Parsons, Louella O. "Quine to Direct `Sherlock' Play," The Indianapolis Star (June 16, 1961), 20.

Announces that a Sherlock Holmes musical will be written by S. N. Behrman and directed by Richard Quine.

 

C18783. -- B4208. Talcove, Rick. "`Baker Street': Sherlock Holmes in Song and Dance," Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 37-40. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

A history and review of the Broadway musical, including eight numbered illustrations and descriptions.

 

C18784. -- B4222. Wodehouse, P. G. "Ruthless Exposures," Punch, 240 (May 3, 1961), 675-676. (Our Man in America)

The author looks askance at musicalizing Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

C18785. Skene-Melvin, David. "So Much for Cats," CH, 9, No. 1 (Autumn 1985), 26.

An unfavorable review of the Broadway musical.

Letters: CH, 9, No. 3 (Spring 1986), 29-30 (Mark Hacksley; Colin Hoare).

 

C18786. Swift, Francine Morris. "`Harmless Necessary Cats,'" BSJ, 33, No. 1 (March 1983), 42-43. (Letters to Baker Street) A favorable review of the musical.


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