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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

B. Actors and Actresses



Bud Abbott and Lou Costello


C18953. Scrivani, Richard. "Abbott and Costello Meet Scarlet Street," Scarlet Street, No. 11 (Summer 1993), 72-74, 76, 78.

"Bud Abbott, Jr., and Chris Costello share some memories of the men who met the monsters." With nine illustrations, including one of the comic team in Sherlockian costume in Who Done It? (1942).


Evelyn Ankers


C18954. "Evelyn Ankers Is Dead: `Queen' of the B-Films," The New York Times (August 31, 1985), I, 14.

Evelyn Ankers (67) died on August 29 at her home in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii. She appeared in 51 British and American movies from 1930 to 1950, including Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) and The Pearl of Death (1944).


Tom Baker


C18955. Airey, Jean, and Laurie Haldeman. "Tom Baker: The Curious Heart of Doctor Who," Starlog, No. 115 (February 1987), 45-47, 49. illus.

Comments on his role as Holmes in the BBC production of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1982).


John Barrymore


C18956. -- B4228. Pohle, Robert. "Elementary, Dear Watson," The Sunday Bulletin/Discover [Philadelphia] (April 11, 1976), 6-9. illus.

"Of John Barrymore and Sherlock Holmes." (Subtitle)


C18957. Barrymore, John. "John Barrymore Writes on the Movies," The Ladies Home Journal, 39, No. 8 (August 1922), 7, 80, 82. illus.

Features a photograph of the actor wearing a deerstalker and a brief commentary on his dressing for the role in Sherlock Holmes (1922).


C18958. Fowler, Gene. Good Night, Sweet Prince. New York: The Viking Press, 1944. xvi, 477 p. illus.

----------. ----------. London: Hammond & Co., [1949]. xvi, 477 p. illus.

"The life and times of John Barrymore," with a comment by the actor about his association with Roland Young during the filming of Sherlock Holmes.


Colin Blakely


C18959. Hampton, Wilborn. "Colin Blakely, Actor, Is Dead; A Favorite Figure in Britain," The New York Times (May 9, 1987), 12. illus.

----------. ----------. The New York Times Biographical Service, 18, No. 2 (May 1987), 429. illus.

----------. ----------, LCH (May-June 1987), 10.

"Colin Blakely, whose consistently superb performances in mostly supporting roles made him one of Britain's most popular actors, died of leukaemia Thursday in London. He was 56 years old and is survived by his wife Margaret and three sons."


C18960. "Mr. Colin Blakely," The Times (May 8, 1987), 16. illus.

"In the cinema, his best part was Dr. Watson opposite Robert Stephens in Billy Wilder's affectionate pastiche, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).


Ferdinand Bonn


C18961. Blau, Peter E. "Ich Habe die Ehre Ihnen Doktor Mors Vorzulstellen!" Washington, D.C.: The Spermaceti Press, 1986. 1 folded sheet.

Prepared for the annual dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars, January 10, 1986.

A note on Ferdinand Bonn's stage and screen appearances as Sherlock Holmes during 1906-1918; with a rare photograph of a scene from his play, Sherlock Holmes.


Jeremy Brett


C18962. Adam-Smith, Chris. "A Case of Increasing Popularity," Video Business (August 22, 1988). illus.

An interview with Brett about the release of the TV Sherlock Holmes series.


C18963. The Afghanistan Perceivers of Oklahoma. "Jeremy Brett Supplement," APD (November 1991), I-X.

Contents: A Weekend with Jeremy Brett, by Richard B. Tuttle. -- Some Random Memories of Brett's Remarks; A Visit with Fellow Sherlockians; Some Final Thoughts, by Cathy Terry. -- Sherlock Does Dallas, by R. Dean Clark. -- Program and Handouts.


C18964. Brett, Jeremy. "When I Was a Child," English Woman's Weekly [date unknown], 66. illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 8, No. 7 (October 1991), 11.

"Actor Jeremy Brett recalls his privileged country house childhood in the Thirties."

Interview by Judith Simons.


C18965. Brett, Jeremy. "When the Lights Went Out," [Source and date unknown], 74-75.

In an interview with Marilyn Willison, Brett tells how he suffered a nervous breakdown, and how he has returned to health and an enhanced self-esteem. With a photograph by Sandy Porter.


C18966. Brett, Jeremy. "Why I Live in Clapham; The Holmes Front," Evening Standard (March 20, 1991). illus.

----------. ----------, MSB, 14, No. 1 (May 1991), 3-4.

"I go everywhere by bus because I love buses. It's a wonderful way of getting out and about."


C18967. Brett, Jeremy. "Women in My Life," Woman's Journal [date unknown]. illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 9, No. 6 (September 1992), 13. The actor talks about the leading ladies he has worked with during his career.


C18968. Burt, Paddy. "Watching the Detective," Photography by Tom Boulting. Southside [London] (July 1989), 11-12.

"Jeremy Brett has been wrestling with the role of Sherlock Holmes for seven years. Behind the scenes of his current incarnation, Paddy Burt detected some strain in his relationship with `the monster of Baker Street.'"


C18969. Chan, Wai-Ming, and Imran Hussain. "Jeremy Brett," 221b, No. 2 (October 1989), 26-30.

An interview conducted at Wyndham's Theatre.


C18970. Coleman, Alix. "Watson Unravels the Lonely Truth About Holmes," TV Times (May 19-25, 1984), 22. illus.

An interview with the celebrated actor in which it is noted that his first Sherlockian role was playing Watson with Charlton Heston as Holmes.


C18971. Dalton, Susan. "An Interview with Jeremy Brett," DC, 5, No. 1 (January 1992), 12-16.

On October 18, 1991, the author and Michael and Susan McClure interviewed the actor, who was in St. Louis to help promote the five-episode series, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.


C18972. Davies, David Stuart. "On Location with Sherlock Holmes," MPapers, No. 1 (1988), 19-20.

An interview with Brett during the filming of The Hound of the Baskervilles.


C18973. Davis, Sally Ogle. "Is There Life After Sherlock Holmes?" Broadcast Week (March 31-April 6, 1990), 10. illus.

During this interview the actor states that he would like someone else to take on the role, and that Basil Rathbone was the definitive Holmes on film. "He walks out of the printed page at me. He is Sherlock Holmes."


C18974. Davison, Jo. "Sherlock's Powers of Deduction," Daily Mail [Hull] (October 16, 1989). illus.

The author talks to the man famous for his portrayal of the super-sleuth. Brett appeared in The Secret of Sherlock Holmes at the Hull New Theatre.


C18975. DeVries, Hillary. "The Debonair New Resident of 221b Baker Street," The Christian Science Monitor (October 25, 1988).

----------. ----------, APD (November-December 1988), 8.

----------. ----------, LCH (July-December 1988), 10.

An interview with "the latest -- some say greatest -- interpreter of Sherlock Holmes."


C18976. Doyle, Steven T. "An Account of St. Louis `Weekend with Jeremy Brett,'" ICN, 14, No. 2 (November-December 1991), 4-6.

Transcription of the questions put to the actor by four Illustrious Clients.


C18977. Doyle, Steven T. "In Defense of Jeremy Brett," BSM, No. 47 (Autumn 1986), 27-29.

A letter to the editors, with a rebuttal by the editors.


C18978. Ekberg, Katie. "It's Holmes and Away..!" TV Times (February 16-22, 1991), 10-11. illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 8, No. 4 (May 1991), 4-5.

An interview, with a list of Brett's pre-Holmes films and TV series, to promote "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes."


C18979. Guttridge, Peter. "Jeremy's Period Pieces," TV Times (December 19, 1987-January 1, 1988), 122-123. illus.

Notes that most of Brett's roles have been period ones. The brief article is accompanied by several photographs of the actor in other roles.


C18980. Hall, William. "Love and Sherlock Holmes," Daily Mail (November 16, 1990). illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 9, No. 2 (March 1992), 22-23.

"Jeremy Brett reveals all about the women with one thing on their minds -- bedding him!"


C18981. Hansen, Liane. "Interview with Jeremy Brett," APD (January 1992), I-IV.

Transcript of an interview on the "Weekend Edition" of National Public Radio, Sunday, November 17, 1991.


C18982. Hawkins, Linda. "Tragedy Leads to a New Holmes," TV Times (December 19, 1987-January 1, 1988), 117-118. illus.

After the death of his wife Joan and subsequent nervous breakdown, Brett recovers and becomes a "new" Holmes.


C18983. Healy, Grant. "Interview: Jeremy Brett: `... A Fine Actor,'" Q£$, 10, No. 1 (February 1989), 4-10.

An interview with the actor during the London run of the stage play The Secret of Sherlock Holmes.


C18984. Herbert, Rosemary. "Interview with Jeremy Brett," The Armchair Detective, 18, No. 4 (Fall 1985), 340-350.

An informative and well-illustrated interview with the actor who portrayed Holmes in the highly acclaimed Mystery! series on public television. The woman who conducted the interview is distinguished by having successfully disguised herself as a man in order to attend a BSI dinner meeting!

The magazine also features a cover photograph of Brett as Holmes.


C18985. Jaeck, Kathrin, and Corinna Koch. "Interview mit Jeremy Brett, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 28.12.1988," SNOB, Nr. 2 (July 1989), 4-12.


C18986. Larkin, Kathy. "Sherlock Brett," The Province (October 30, 1991). illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 9, No. 3 (April 1992), 11.

"Great detective puts his stamp on actor ... By the time he has finished, Jeremy Brett will have spent 12 years on Sherlock Holmes."


C18987. Lee, Luaine. "Holmes Not Elementary to Actor," The Tulsa Tribune (July 11, 1990). illus.

----------. ----------, APD (August-September 1990), 8.

The "definitive Holmes" (?) discusses his interpretation of the detective.


C18988. Liaguno, Chris. "Jeremy Brett," Anglofile [The Goody Press, Decatur, Ga.], 4, No. 1 (1991), 9-10; 4, No. 2 (1992), 9-10. illus.

"He's decided to stick with `Sherlock Holmes' to the end." "Talking heroes & villains with TV's Sherlock Holmes." (Subtitles)


C18989. Lilley, Jessie. "Sherlock Holmes as Dracula," Scarlet Street, No. 8 (Fall 1992), 23, 100. illus.

An interview with the actor who played both the master detective and the master vampire.


C18990. Mackler, Allen. "Is Jeremy Brett's Interpretation of Sherlock Holmes Changing?" BSM, No. 51 (Autumn 1987), 33.

Quotes comments by the actor on his portrayal of Holmes in Sign, Silv, and Devi.


C18991. Oglethorpe, Tim. "Actor Suffered Breakdown After Playing Super-Sleuth," Birmingham Daily/TV Weekend (August 26, 1988). illus.

"Jeremy Brett's portrayal of Sherlock led to spell in mental hospital." (Subtitle)


C18992. Owen, Michael. "Haunted Holmes," The Standard [London] (September 2, 1988). illus.

"How actor Jeremy Brett brought himself and the Baker Street sleuth from the brink of disaster."


C18993. Paton, Maureen. "Private Sadness of a Super Sleuth," Daily Express (August 24, 1985).

"Jeremy Brett finds success, but loses his great love [Joan Wilson Sullivan]."


C18994. Morrison, Patt. "A Holmes Series? Brett Is on the Case," Los Angeles Times (October 19, 1991). illus.

----------. ----------, PUn, 15, No. 5 (December 1991), 2.

An interview during which the actor signs autographs for members of a Sherlock Holmes society.


C18995. Phillips, Roddy. "All Clued Up on Sherlock," Evening Express [Aberdeen] (November 7, 1989). illus.

The author talks to "the extrovert actor and finds out how he mastered such an introverted role, especially after the death of his wife."


C18996. "Pipesmoker of the Year: 25th Anniversary," Pipe Line (Spring 1989).

Brett was named the 1989 Pipesmoker by the Pipesmokers' Council. He received his award at the Savory Lunch on January 17.


C18997. Regan, Judith. "How the 117th Holmes Avoided an Elementary Error," Belfast Telegraph (June 2, 1984). illus.

"It's not one man on an ego trip ... he really needs Watson."


C18998. Roden, Christopher. "In Conversation with ... Jeremy Brett," ACD, 1, No. 1 (September 1989), 44-47.

A discussion of Holmes and Doyle after a performance of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes in March 1989, in which the actor expresses his gratitude to Sherlockians and Doyleans for their praise of his work.


C18999. Sally, Amess. "Holmes Helped Brett," Bournemouth Evening Echo [Dorset] (August 31, 1988). illus.

During an interview Brett explains how playing Holmes helped him to recover from his mental breakdown in October 1986 when he was admitted to a mental hospital in London.


C19000. "The SHR Interview: Jeremy Brett," SHR, 1, Nos. 3-4 (1987), 65-72.

Conducted by Steven T. Doyle and Charlie Largent on March 17, 1987.


C19001. "The SHR Interview: Jeremy Brett," SHR, 3, No. 3 (1991), 98-104. illus.

Conducted by Steven T. Doyle and Mark Gagen in the Chicago offices of WTTW-TV, Ch. 11, on November 6, 1991.


C19002. "Son's Tears Save Sherlock from Hell!" [Source and date unknown.]

----------, BC, 7, No. 5 (May 1990), 12.

A moving news item about Brett's hospital visit from his son, "who burst into tears at the sight of his father." It was this occurrence more than anything else, according to Brett, that helped him rebound from his illness.


C19003. Stewart, Perry. "British Actor Plays Holmes by the Book," The State [Columbia, S.C.] (November 30, 1991).

----------. ----------, PUn, 16, No. 3 (June 1992), 2.

"Brett promoting purist interpretation of Doyle."


C19004. Stewart, Perry. "Elementary, My Dear Jeremy," TV Times (December 6-12, 1991), 43.

----------. ----------, BC, 9, No. 3 (April 1992), 14.

"Some critics are calling Jeremy Brett the best Sherlock Holmes ever."


C19005. Sumner, Jane. "Brett Adds Greater Depth to Holmes," Winnipeg Free Press (October 30, 1991). illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 9, No. 7 (October 1992), 3.

----------. "It's Elementary: He Loves Doing Sherlock Holmes," The Pittsburgh Press (November 10, 1991), TV 4. illus.

----------. ----------, ND (December 1991), 5.

An interview with the actor, who was in Dallas to promote "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes."


C19006. Trembley, Elizabeth. "Holmes' Encore!" The Armchair Detective (Winter 1992). Tr. by Masamichi Higurashi. Hayakawa's Mystery Magazine, No. 434 (June 1992), 15-18, 146-152. illus.

An interview with Jeremy Brett.


C19007. Utechin, Nicholas, "Jeremy Brett: Television's Newest Holmes," SHJ, 17, No. 2 (Summer 1985), 62-63.

Transcript of an interview with the star of Granada TV's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


C19008. Wansell, Geoffrey. "Holmes Is Where His Heart Is," Pictures by Ian Bradshaw. Sunday London Mail/You Magazine (May 10, 1987), 43-44.

"Portraying super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes while nursing a private grief brought actor Jeremy Brett to the brink of madness. But now, he says, `I've grown to love him.'"


C19009. Ward, Pat. "Meet Me in St. Louis, Jeremy!" ICN, 14, No. 2 (November-December 1991), 2-4.

A report on the actor's visit to St. Louis where he met with some eighty Clients for a question and answer session.


C19010. Weedon, Jo. "`At Last I'm Free from the Shadow of Holmes,'" Woman's Own [date unknown], 46-47. illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 8, No. 5 (August 1991), 12-13.

Brett talks about his breakdown over the death of his wife Joan, the Holmes television series, and his intention not to play the detective after "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes." The collage of photographs includes one of the actor sporting a sweatshirt from The Oxford University Sherlock Holmes Society.


C19011. A Weekend with Jeremy Brett, St. Louis, Missouri, October 17-19, 1991. Sponsored by KETC Channel 9. [16] p. illus.

With contributions by Matthew Kindt, Michael Hardgrove, Pattie Brunner, Michael W. McClure, Cathy Childs, and Troy Taylor.


C19012. White, Kathryn. "Sherlock's Locks," The Ritual, No. 1 (Spring 1988), 10-11.

"A trifling monograph [on] Jeremy Brett's new, cropped hairstyle in Granada's latest series of Holmes films, shown on British TV from April 6-27."


C19013. "Why I Adore Playing Holmes, by Jeremy Brett," SHG, No. 3 (November 1991-February 1992), 3-5. illus.

An interview with the actor in which he states that he has never known such an interesting character in all the roles that he has played.


Clive Brook


C19014. -- B4229. Bodeen, DeWitt. "Clive Brook, 1887-1974," Films in Review, 26, No. 6 (June-July 1975), 337-353.

Includes three photographs of Brook as Holmes and an index to the 102 films in which he appeared.


Nigel Bruce


C19015. -- B4230. Maltin, Leonard. "The Films of Nigel Bruce," Film Fan Monthly, No. 65 (November 1966), 3-6.

Contains a list of sixty-six films released in the U.S. in which he appeared, and a cover photograph of the actor.


C19016. -- B4231. "Nigel Bruce Dead; Film, Stage Actor," The New York Times (October 9, 1953), 27. illus.

"Best known for role as Dr. Watson in Holmes movies, he had 33-year career." (Subtitle)


C19017. -- B4232. "Nigel Bruce Dies at 58; Stage and Screen Actor," The New York Herald Tribune (October 9, 1953). illus.


C19018. -- B4233. Satian, Al. "Dr. Watson -- Nigel Bruce," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T.V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 61. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

A "who was who" for the most famous and beloved portrayer of Watson.


C19019. Bruce, Nigel. "Extracts from the Unpublished Autobiography of Nigel Bruce," With notes by Nicholas Utechin. SHJ, 19, No. 1 (Winter 1988), 8-13. illus.

Extracts from the typescript owned by Pauline Page that pertain to those parts directly relevant to the actor's portrayal of Watson, both on film and radio.


C19020. Cini, Zelda. "Nigel Bruce Acts the Fool But Is Keen on Politics," Hollywood Studio, 10, No. 10 (August 1976), 14-16. illus.

----------. ----------, CPBook, 4, No. 3 (September 1981), 383-385.

The first in a series of articles written in 1953 by Zelda Cini when she interviewed various celebrities living in Pacific Palisades, California.


C19021. Davies, David Stuart. "Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson," SHJ, 19, No. 1 (Winter 1988), 14-15. illus.

"Nigel Bruce's Watson is silly and at times tiresome, but what ... still makes most people regard him as the ideal Watson are certain qualities that Doyle's Watson also possesses: loyalty, a supreme Englishness, a fine sense of justice and certainly not least, an endearing fallibility."


C19022. Krohn, Lewis G. "Nigel Bruce: The Englishman Born in America!" The World of Yesterday, No. 26 (February 1980), 39-43. illus.

With a cover photograph of Bruce and Rathbone.


C19023. Krohn, Lewis G. "A Partial Filmography," compiled by Lewis G. Krohn, with additional information supplied by the WOY staff. The World of Yesterday, No. 26 (February 1980), 44-46, 65-66; No. 27 (April 1980), 21-26, 51-54; No. 28 (June 1980), 51-55; No. 29 (August 1980). illus.


C19024. Page, Pauline. "My Father as Watson," SHJ, 19, No. 1 (Winter 1988), 6-8. illus.

An edited transcript of an interview by Nicholas Utechin with the daughter of Nigel Bruce on September 14, 1987.


John Carradine


C19025. "Actor John Carradine Dies," San Francisco Chronicle (November 29, 1988), A6.

The lanky, saturnine character actor who appeared in more than 200 films, including The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), died in Milan, Italy, on November 27 at the age of 82.


Charles Chaplin


C19026. -- A5050. Chaplin, Charles. My Autobiography. London: The Bodley Head, [1964]. 512 p. illus.

----------. ----------. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. 512 p. illus.

Published in hardcover and paperback editions.

----------. ----------. [Harmondsworth]: Penguin Books, [1966]. 512 p. illus.

----------. ----------. (Illustrated) New York: Pocket Books, [June 1966]. (No. 78240)

----------. Die Geschichte meines Lebens. [Übersetzt von Günther Danehl und Hans Jürgen von Koskull.] [Reutlingen]: S. Fischer Verlag, [1964]. 512 p.

----------. La mia autobiografia. Traduzione di Vincenzo Mantovani. [Verona]: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, [1964]. 1 v.

----------. Oma elämä kertani. [Suomentanut Seere Salminen.] Porvoo; Helsinki: Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö, [1964]. 1 v.

----------. Historia de mi vida. Traducción de Julio Gómez de la Serna. [Madrid]: Taurus, [1965]. 1 v.

Chapter five of this fascinating and important book is devoted to the actor's portrayal of Billy the page boy in William Gillette's plays The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes (DA5207, DA5218).

Reviews: BSJ, 14, No. 4 (December 1964), 246 (Cornelis Helling); SHJ, 7, No. 1 (Winter 1964), 27-28 (Lord Donegall).


C19027. -- A5051. Montgomery, James. "A Comedy of Errors," Shots from the Canon. [Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1953.] p. 19.

The program from the Duke of York's Theatre has been reproduced to show that Chaplin appeared in the play Sherlock Holmes in 1905.


C19028. -- A5052. Pointer, Michael. "`Billy, You're a Smart Boy!'" SHJ, 8, No. 3 (Winter 1967), 88-90.

A history of Master Charles Chaplin's role as Billy, beginning July 27, 1903, at the Pavilion Theatre in London, and ending March 3, 1906, at the Theatre Royle in Rochdale.


C19029. -- B4235. Chaplin, Charles. My Life in Pictures. Designed by David King. Introduction by Francis Wyndham. London: The Bodley Head Ltd., 1974. 320 p.

----------. ----------. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1975]. 320 p.

----------. ----------. [London]: Peerage Books, [1985]. 320 p.

Contains a reproduction (p. 50-51) of a newspaper article with two photographs of Chaplin as Billy (as newspaper boy and as page boy) in Sherlock Holmes.


C19030. -- B4236. "Chaplin Meets Holmes," Illustrated (September 27, 1952).

----------, The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook. p. 80.

On the actor's role as Billy in Sherlock Holmes.


C19031. -- B4237. McCabe, John. Charlie Chaplin. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1978. xii, 297 p. illus.

The "definitive" Chaplin biography, with a discussion of his role as Billy in Gillette's Sherlock Holmes and The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes (p. 21-24).


C19032. -- B4238. Utechin, Nicholas. "A Farewell to Charlie," SHJ, 13, No. 3 (Spring 1978), 66. (Editorial Notes)

"For a few short years Charlie Chaplin played an important part in the birth of the legend of Sherlock Holmes."


C19033. Haining, Peter, ed. The Legend of Charlie Chaplin. Collected and introduced by Peter Haining. London: W. H. Allen, 1982. 219 p. illus.

----------. ----------. [Secaucus, N.J.]: Castle, [c.1982]. 219 p. illus.

The first two selections, "Memories of My Childhood," by Charlie Chaplin, and "Charlie Chaplin's First Scrapbook," by Elsie Codd, contain references to the actor's portrayal of Billy; also a reproduction of the playbill for Sherlock Holmes at the Duke of York's Theatre.


C19034. Koch, Corinna. "Charlie als. Billy the Page Boy: Chaplin zum 100. Geburtstag," SNOB, Nr. 2 (July 1989), 37-38.


C19035. Robinson, David. Chaplin: His Life and Art. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., [1985]. xix, 792 p. illus.

"This is the authorized, definitive biography of the man who has often been called the greatest comic genius the world has ever seen." (Jacket) It includes commentaries on Gillette's The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes in which Chaplin played Billy and his brother Sidney played Count Von Stalberg during the 1903-1904 tour; also includes an appendix on the "Tours of `Sherlock Holmes,' 1903-1906."


C19036. Sobel, Raoul, and David Francis. Chaplin: Genesis of a Clown. London: Quartet Books, [1977]. 253 p.

A biography, with a chronology of his appearances as Billy in Gillette's plays.


John Colicos


C19037. Kuntz, Mike. "An Interview with John Colicos," Enterprise Incidents, No. 1 (1976), 20-23.

The actor who portrayed Holmes in Gillette's play (DB4412) is asked, "How much of you is Sherlock Holmes, and visa-versa?" One of the photographs by Richard Weiss shows Colicos as Holmes.


Tom Conway


C19038. -- B4239. Gordon, Shirley. "Sherlocking Conway," Radio Stars (June 22, 1947), 5, 39. illus.

An interview with Tom Conway (Thomas Charles Sanders), who enacted the role of Sherlock Holmes in a series of thirty-nine radio programs (DA5463).


C19039. -- B4240. Morrow, Dan. "Tom Conway -- A Tragic Sherlock Holmes," SS, 2, No. 4 (October 1976), 3.

"It was a tragic end for Tom Conway, a man who was Sherlock Holmes for a brief moment."


C19040. -- B4241. "Tom Conway Dies, Actor, 63, Starred as Falcon in Films," The New York Times (April 25, 1967), 43.

"Mr. Conway, the brother of the actor George Sanders, was the star of nearly 300 motion pictures and of the radio series `Sherlock Holmes' and `The Saint.'"


Peter Cushing


C19041. -- B4242. Cantrell, Lana. "Will the Real Sherlock Holmes Please Stand Up?" The American Peter Cushing Club Journal, No. 15 (1977). illus.

----------. ----------, The Carpathian [Ellicott City, Md.], No. 1 (Winter 1977), 18-22. illus.

A comparison of the portrayals by Rathbone and Cushing, with Cushing emerging as the winner.

Review: ND (September 1977), 5-6.


C19042. -- B4243. Korr, Steve. "Peter Cushing," Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 47. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

Highlights of the actor's career, including his portrayal of Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) and in a Sherlock Holmes series for BBC-TV (1968).


C19043. Cushing, Peter. `Past Forgetting': Memoirs of the Hammer Years. [A Foreword by Peter Grey.] London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, [1988]. 112 p. illus.

An addendum to Cushing's autobiography in which he not only discusses his years with Hammer Films, but also fills in gaps in the first volume and relates some more anecdotes from his theater, film, and television days. Among the films discussed are The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959 and 1968) and The Greek Interpreter (1968). Also reproduced are photographs from four of the Holmes TV films, including The Masks of Death (1984).

Review: SHJ, 19, No. 1 (Summer 1988), 31 (Nicholas Utechin).

See also DA5161, DA5493 -- DA5507.


C19044. Cushing, Peter. Peter Cushing: An Autobiography. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, [1986]. 157 p. illus.

Jacket illustration of Cushing as Holmes in The Masks of Death.

A wonderfully moving account of the development of one of our most distinguished actors, who is probably best known for his role as Sherlock Holmes.

Review: SHJ, 18, No. 1 (Winter 1986), 26 (Nicholas Utechin).


C19045. Davies, David Stuart. "An Honorary Hello," MPapers, No. 5 (1992), 78-79.

A brief account of the author's latest visit with the actor (79), who is "one of the nicest men" Davies knows. Includes a photograph of the two men.


C19046. Davies, David Stuart. "Peter Cushing, a Wonderful Holmes, Is 80," SHG, No. 7 (Summer 1993), 44. illus.

"Memories of thrilling film role and hectic days in TV."


C19047. Del Vecchio, Deborah, and Tom Johnson. Peter Cushing: The Gentle Man of Horror and His 91 Films. Foreword by Barry Morse (with Sydney Morse). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., [1992]. 465 p. illus.

Review: SHR, 4, No. 2 (1993), 124-125 (Pat Ward).


C19048. Ekberg, Katie. "The Rather Friendly Baron Frankenstein," TV Times (June 3-9, 1989), 4-5. illus.

C4 screens Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood, a documentary marking fifty years in films, plus two of his most famous films -- The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) and The Brides of Dracula, in which he portrays Professor Van Helsing.


C19049. Howe, Desson. "Holmes, Sweet Holmes, for British Actor," The Toronto Star (August 16, 1986), F9. illus.

"Sherlock notwithstanding, Peter Cushing's fifty-year cinematic career often a reel horror show." (Subtitle)


C19050. Johnson, Roger. "Peter Cushing at Eighty," SHJ, 21, No. 2 (Summer 1993), 52-53. illus.

"An assessment of his `Sherlock Holmes.'"


C19051. "The SHR Interview: A Conversation with Peter Cushing," SHR, 1, Nos. 3-4 (1987), 75-79. illus.

Conducted by Steven T. Doyle.


C19052. Valley, Richard. "Mornings with Peter Cushing," Scarlet Street, No. 8 (Fall 1992), 34-38, 101; No. 9 (Winter 1993), 58-63. illus.

An interview by Scarlet Street's editor-in-chief.


C19053. Ward, Pat. "Happy Birthday, Mr. Holmes: A Profile of Peter Cushing," SHR, 4, No. 2 (1993), 72-84. illus.

A biographical essay, with an illustration by Mark Gagen.


William Gillette


See also Museums -- Gillette Castle


C19054. -- A5053. Baldwin, Faith. "My First Meeting with Sherlock Holmes," BSJ [OS], 2, No. 1 (January 1947), 54-58.

"I fell in love with Mr. Gillette because I had so long been in love with Holmes. ... He was entirely S. Holmes with something added."


C19055. -- A5054. Bergman, Ted and Ingrid. Pjasen Sherlock Holmes på Svenska Scener (Sherlock Holmes on the Swedish Stage). [Stockholm: Privately Produced, 1963.] [20] p. illus.

Limited to 50 copies.

In this Christmas offering of 1963 the authors write about some Swedish performances of Gillette's play at the beginning of the 20th century.

Review: SHJ, 6, No. 4 (Spring 1964), 128-129 (Lord Donegall).


C19056. -- A5055. Bolitho, William. The Last Bow. Privately printed broadside, Wm. Gillette's farewell tour, 1929-30.

----------. ----------, The World [New York] (December 3, 1929), 13.

----------. ----------, Camera Obscura, by William Bolitho. Preface by Noel Coward. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1930. Chap. 47, p. 203-207.

----------. ----------, ----------. London: William Heinemann, [1931]. p. 203-207.

"The return of Sherlock Holmes and the last bow of William Gillette made together at the New Amsterdam a singularly fascinating event."


C19057. -- A5056. Booth, J. B. "The London of Sherlock Holmes," Palmy Days. London: The Richards Press, [1957]. Chap. 1, p. 17-21.

A delightful account of how Gillette came to write and appear in his highly successful play.


C19058. -- A5057. Brock, H. I. "Sherlock Holmes Returns to the Stage," The New York Times Magazine (November 10, 1929), 14, 20. illus.

"William Gillette, who nears seventy-five, comes back in the role of the great detective of fiction." (Subtitle)


C19059. -- A5058. Cook, Doris E. Sherlock Holmes and Much More, or Some of the Facts About William Gillette. [Hartford]: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1970. viii, 112 p. illus.

Contents: Foreword. -- 1. Early Years in Hartford, Conn. -- 2. Getting Started in the Theatre. -- 3. First Successes and Marriage. -- 4. Troubled Years. -- 5. Acting Again in His Own Plays. -- 6. Sherlock Holmes, Etc. -- 7. More Acting and a New Play. -- 8. "Retirement". -- 9. Honors and Last Farewells. -- 10. As They Saw Him and As He Was. -- Notes.

Reviews: HO, 1, No. 9 (November 1971), 6 (Glenn J. Shea); SHJ, 10, No. 2 (Summer 1971), 67 (Lord Donegall).


C19060. -- A5059. Hamilton, Clayton. "The Plays of William Gillette," The Bookman, 32 (February 1911), 596-597, 601.

A review of his career as a playwright. Includes a photograph of Gillette as Sherlock Holmes.


C19061. -- A5060. Keddie, James. "About a William Gillette Collection," BSJ, 12, No. 1 (March 1962), 17-21.

A description of the author's monumental collection on the first great Sherlockian actor. The collection consists of numerous letters, programs, posters, photographs, magazine articles, books by and about the actor as well as those from his library, scrapbook material, and other miscellany.


C19062. -- A5061. Letters of Salutation and Felicitation Received by William Gillette on the Occasion of His Farewell to the Stage in "Sherlock Holmes." [New York: November 25, 1929.] [61] p.


C19063. -- A5062. Lynch, Gertrude. "The Real William Gillette," The Theatre Magazine, 13 (April 1911), 122-124. illus.


C19064. -- A5063. McLauchlin, Russell. "Alfred Street and Baker Street," Alfred Street. Illustrated by Wm. A. Bostick. Detroit: Conjure House, 1946. p. 90-94.

----------. "My First Meeting with Sherlock Holmes," BSJ [OS], 2, No. 3 (July 1947), 342-344.

A fond memory of William Gillette portraying the Master at the Detroit Opera House. Illustrated with a full-page photograph of the actor on page 345 of BSJ.


C19065. -- A5064. "Mr. William Gillette in `Sherlock Holmes,'" Players of the Day. A Series of Portraits in Colour of Theatrical Celebrities of the Present Time. London: George Newnes Ltd., [1902]. [unpaged]


C19066. -- A5065. Moses, Montrose J. "William Gillette Says Farewell: A Veteran of Three Generations of the American Theatre," Theatre Guild Magazine, 7 (January 1930), 30-35, 56. illus.


C19067. -- A5066. . Shafer, Yvonne. "A Sherlock Holmes of the Past: William Gillette's Later Years," Players: The Magazine of American Theatre, 46 No. 5 (June-July 1971), 229-235. illus.


C19068. -- A5067. Shepstone, Harold J. "Mr. William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes," The Strand Magazine [London], 22 (December 1901), 613-621. illus.

----------. ----------, The Strand Magazine [New York], 22 (January 1902), 613-621. illus.

----------. Synopsis of the play (p. 616-618) reprinted in BSCL, No. 8 (1970), 5-8.

An admirable review and history of the play.


C19069. -- A5068. Sherk, H. Dennis. William Gillette: His Life and Works. University Park, Pa., 1961. 232 p.

Dissertation--Pennsylvania State University.

Listed in Dissertation Abstracts, 22 (1962), 2513.


C19070. -- A5069. Starrett, Vincent. "Introduction," Sherlock Holmes: A Play ..., by William Gillette. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1935. p. v-xiv.

"Unfortunate in their birth years are the babes of today and tomorrow whose first view of Sherlock Holmes upon the stage must be productions lacking the magical presence of Mr. William Gillette. And unhappier still, one thinks, is the destiny of those innocents of a far future who will have no living elders to recall for them that winning personality."


C19071. -- A5070. Starrett, Vincent. "To William Gillette (on his return to the stage in `Sherlock Holmes')," Three Poems, by Vincent Starrett. Ysleta, [Texas]: Edwin B. Hill, 1934. [unpaged]

----------. ----------, A Baker Street Four-Wheeler. Edited by Edgar W. Smith. [Maplewood, N.J., and New York: The Pamphlet House, 1944.] p. 30.

----------. ----------, BSJ, 7, No. 2 (April 1957), 78; 12, No. 1 (March 1962), 6.

"That you are Holmes himself, and not Gillette, / To voice one's gratitude for your existence!"


C19072. -- A5071. Stone, P. M. "Mr. William Gillette," SHJ, 4, No. 4 (Spring 1960), 115-118. illus.

A history of the actor's superb role as Sherlock Holmes.


C19073. -- A5072. Stone, P. M. "The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes," BSJ, 6, No. 1 (January 1956), 12-17.

An informative discussion of Gillette's one-act skit by the same name.


C19074. -- A5073. Stone, P. M. "William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes," BSJ, 10, No. 1 (January 1960), 37-38.

Essentially a condensed version of DA5071.


C19075. -- A5074. Stone, P. M. "William Gillette's Stage Career," BSJ, 12, No. 1 (March 1962), 8-16.

"A chronological record of his more important stage productions -- apart from his memorable portrayal of Sherlock Holmes -- with dates of the first performances." (Subtitle)


C19076. -- A5075. Stone, P. M. William Hooker Gillette. Issued as a supplement to BSJ, 3, No. 3 (July 1953). [16] p.

"Some notes relating to his distinguished family background, and the circumstances which led to his memorable production of `Sherlock Holmes'; together with a tribute to his career as actor and playwright."


C19077. -- A5076. The Stowe-Day Foundation. The Curtain Is Up on the William Gillette Exhibit, October 16, 1970, through January 31, 1971, Honoring the Famous Actor-Playwright Who Was Born at Nook Farm, Hartford, Connecticut. [Preface by Doris E. Cook.] Sponsored by the Stowe-Day Foundation at Nook Farm Visitors' Center, Hartford, Connecticut. 24 p. illus.

Among the many items and photographs in this handsome catalog, seventeen are concerned with Gillette's portrayal of Holmes.


C19078. -- A5077. Strang, Lewis C. "William Gillette and `Sherlock Holmes,'" Famous Actors of the Day in America. Second Series. Boston: L.C. Page and Co., 1902. Chap. 6, p. 89-107.

A critical analysis of "a most ridiculously improbable, and, at the same time, a most tremendously absorbing play."


C19079. -- A5078. [Van Name, Fred.] Gillette Castle State Park, Hadlyme, Conn., the Former House of William Gillette, Eminent Actor-Playwright, 1853-1937. [State Park and Forest Commission, 1956.] [18] p. (Connecticut Vignettes)

A pictorial souvenir booklet.


C19080. -- A5079. Wolff, Julian. "The Great Profile," BSJ, 12, No. 1 (March 1962), 3-4. (The Editor's Gas-Lamp)

"Because he is known to be the image of Sherlock Holmes, to Sherlockians everywhere it is William Gillette who will always be The Great Profile." A full-page photograph of the actor appears on page 7.


C19081. -- B4244. Anderson, Earl. "The Incident of the Burned Manuscript," VH, 8, No. 2 (April 1974), 8-9.

Briefly discusses the actor's remarkable career, emphasizing his performances in San Francisco. He played there for the last time in November 1898 when the manuscript of his new play Sherlock Holmes was destroyed in a fire at the Baldwin Hotel.


C19082. -- B4245. Appelbaum, Stanley, ed. The New York Stage: Famous Productions in Photographs. 148 photos, 1883-1939, from the theatre and music collections of the Museum of the City of New York. New York: Dover Publications, [1976]. vi, 154 p.

Includes a scene (p. 13) from Sherlock Holmes, November 6, 1899, with William Gillette, George Wessells, and Henry McArdle.


C19083. -- B4246. "Authors at Bow Street," Punch, 122 (February 19, 1902), 132-133.

A satirical column containing a journalistic account of the trial of Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette, "charged with the exhumation of Sherlock Holmes for purposes of gain ... the prisoners had exhumed him, and were charging, at the Lyceum Theatre, considerable sums to persons who wished to view the body."


C19084. -- B4247. Barrett, Dan. "Designation Eyed for Gillette House," Hartford Courant (September 6, 1978), 21. illus.

The stone house at 511 Bloomfield Avenue, once owned by Francis Gillette, the man credited with bestowing upon the town of Bloomfield its present name and the father of William Gillette, may be listed in The National Register of Historic Places.


C19085. -- B4248. Blau, Peter E. "Holmes in the Flesh..." Pittsfield, Mass.: The Spermaceti Press, 1975. [4] p.

Published for the Annual Dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars, January 10th, 1975.

A reprinting of the first review ever published of Gillette's play Sherlock Holmes. It appeared in the Buffalo Morning Express on October 24, 1899. Also included is a brief introduction by Blau.


C19086. -- B4249. Blau, Peter E. "Merely a Matter of Faith." Pittsfield, Mass.: The Spermaceti Press, 1976. [4] p.

Published for the Annual Dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars, January 9th, 1976. A note on William Gillette's final performance as Holmes, followed by a review, reprinted from The New York Times, November 24, 1935 (DA5454).


C19087. -- B4250. Blau, Peter E. "Mr. Holmes Was a Dinner Guest at the White House." Pittsfield, Mass.: The Spermaceti Press, 1977. [4] p.

Published for the Annual Dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars, January 7th, 1976 [sic].

An account of Gillette's luncheon with President Herbert Hoover on January 6, 1930, as reported in The New York Times and Washington's Evening Star.


C19088. -- B4251. Blau, Peter E. "Sherlock Holmes Sees Faces in the Smoke." Pittsfield, Mass.: The Spermaceti Press, 1979. [4] p.

Published for the Annual Dinner of The Baker Street Irregulars, January 5th, 1979.

Reproduction of a rare postcard publicizing Gillette's play, 1904-1905 season, with comments about the card and play.


C19089. -- B4252. Bryn, Oscar. "Pencilled `Close Ups' from Essanay," Photoplay, (July 1916), 138-139.

"Being the record of a visit to the Chicago studio by artist Oscar Bryn."


C19090. -- B4253. "Concerning William Gillette," The Junior Munsey (September 1901), 1049-1950. (The Stage)


C19091. -- B4254. Frenz, Horst, and Louise Wylie Campbell. "William Gillette on the London Stage," Queen's Quarterly (Winter 1945-1946), 443-457.

Contains information about his play Sherlock Holmes (p. 452-454).


C19092. -- B4255. Gillette, William. "Sherlock Takes a Chance on a D. T. Lunch," Dutch Treat Club: Twenty Fifth Anniversary Year Book. New York: Dutch Treat Club, 1930. p. 41-43.

----------. ----------, BSJ, 26, No. 2 (June 1976), 115.

A facsimile of the droll notes Gillette made for himself prior to his talk at the club; with a drawing of the actor as Holmes by Steele.


C19093. -- B4256. Hamilton, Clayton. "The Final Episode of Sherlock Holmes," Theatre Magazine (January 1930).

An appreciation of Gillette, with a sketch of the actor by Steele.


C19094. -- B4257. Kobbé, Gustav. "William Gillette," Famous Actors & Actresses and Their Homes. With numerous illustrations from photographs. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1903. p. 99-136.


C19095. -- B4258. LaBorde, Charles. "Sherlock Holmes on the Stage: William Gillette," BSJ, 26, No. 3 (September 1976), 170-177.

A history of the actor's association with the role of Sherlock Holmes, from the writing of his melodrama in 1899 until his many "farewell tours" of the 1930's. Drawing heavily on contemporary newspaper accounts of Gillette's performances, the article attempts to depict the flawed though effective nature of the actor-playwright's work and shows the softening of critical reaction as Gillette's Holmes became legendary.


C19096. -- B4259. Macek, Carl. "Sherlock on Stage: William Gillette," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Film, T. V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 58-60. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

A sketch of the actor's career, focusing on his portrayal of Holmes. Includes four illustrations with descriptions.

C19097. -- B4260. [Maurice, Arthur Bartlett.] "Mr. Gillette's Return," The Bookman, 16 (December 1902), 307.

A highly favorable review of Sherlock Holmes, with two photographs (p. 308-309). "It is really the most perfectly stage-managed performance that we have ever seen, without a single defect even in the most minute detail. Mr. Gillette is Sherlock Holmes himself, and there is not an incompetent actor in the cast."


C19098. -- B4261. [Maurice, Arthur Bartlett.] "Sherlock Holmes in `Clarice,'" The Bookman, 24 (December 1906), 332, 353. (Chronicle and Comment)

"In whatever costume and character he [Gillette] chooses to appear, he is, in spite of himself, and always must be, Sherlock Holmes. Consequently, in the interesting play every one who sees it regards it simply as another incident in the life of Sherlock -- Sherlock Holmes pretending to be a physician, Sherlock Holmes living in South Carolina, Sherlock Holmes in love with his ward Clarice, and finally, Sherlock Holmes betraying an unheard-of obtuseness such as would properly befit only the worthy Watson."


C19099. -- B4262. "Mr. William Gillette," The American Stage of To-Day: Biographies and Photographs of One-Hundred Leading Actors and Actresses. With introduction by William Winter. New York: P. F. Collier & Sons, 1910. [unpaged]

Two pages, with text and eight photographs, including two of the actor as Holmes.


C19100. -- B4263. Morehouse, Ward. "William Gillette, Actor Dead; Created Sherlock Holmes Role," The Sun [New York] (April 29, 1937). illus.


C19101. -- B4264. Morrow, Daniel. "William Gillette Was More Than Sherlock Holmes," SS, 2, No. 3 (November 1975), 5-6.

The man who personified Holmes on the stage lived just as interesting a personal life as Watson's literary agent.


C19102. -- B4265. Nichols, Harold J. "William Gillette -- Innovator in Melodrama," The Theatre Annual, 31 (1975), 7-15. illus.

"This survey of Gillette's dramatic method demonstrates that he made a number of contributions to the development of realistic play-writing techniques in melodrama. He emphasized pantomimic action rather than dialogue, used details of setting and incident to heighten the realistic effect, and experimented with closing the curtain on a quiet, subdued note instead of a climactic moment. Furthermore, Gillette eliminated the usual distinction between the hero and the villain, thus making his characters seem more realistic, and he employed a rapid-fire diction that approached normal speech. It is for these techniques that Gillette deserves to be recognized by dramatic historians."


C19103. -- B4266. Pointer, Michael. "Holmes (Hooray!) Will Foil Moriarty (Hiss!) Once Again!" The New York Times (November 10, 1974), II, 1, 8. illus.

A history of Gillette's play.


C19104. -- B4267. Potter, H. C. "We Shall Not Look Upon His Like Again: An Occasionally Intemperate Appeal," BSJ, 23, No. 2 (June 1973), 71-75.

Backed by an impressive array of authorities, the author, a well-known film and stage director, sternly reminds the unwary Irregular that William Gillette was and is, first, last and always, the Sherlock Holmes. Gillette's pre-eminence, he warns, "is sacrosanct and inviolable."

Reviews: BSJ, 23, No. 3 (September 1973), 190-191, 199 (Donald A. Webster; Jon L. Lellenberg; Ascott el Zimbo).


C19105. -- B4268. Roberts, S. C. "The Love Story of Sherlock Holmes," Radio Times (December 26, 1952).

The president of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London recalls the amusing exchanges between Gillette and Doyle before the play reached the stage.


C19106. -- B4269. Robinson, [Corinne Roosevelt]. "Mr. William Gillette as `Sherlock Holmes,'" Verses, by Mrs. Douglas Robinson. Read by Comedy and Tragedy at the Official Benefit for the Relief of Belgian Women and Children, December 8th, 1914. New York: Strand Theatre, 1914.

"Subtle, sincere, illuminating, illusive, / convincing, captivating, and delusive, / You who can thrill until we hold our breath, / And hang suspended as twixt life and death -- / You are you then, but one of two? -- and yet / You must be Sherlock Holmes / You are Gillette!"

Mrs. Robinson was the younger sister of Theodore Roosevelt.


C19107. -- B4270. Stephen, Sidney, and Leslie Lee. "Mr. William Gillette," Lives of the 'lustrious: A Dictionary of Irrational Biography. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1901. p. 87-88.

----------. ----------, The Affair of the Lost Compression and Other Stories. [London]: Ferret Fantasy Ltd., 1975. p. [24].

A mock biography.


C19108. -- B4271. Sullivan, Dan. "William Gillette: His Craft Built a Castle," Los Angeles Times/Calendar (September 21, 1975), 44. (Stage)

A background article for a local production of Gillette's play Too Much Johnson, with comments on his play Sherlock Holmes.


C19109. -- B4272. Ullman, E. Russell, and George S. Trow. "Gillette and Holmes: The Perfect Partners," My Country [Litchfield, Conn.], 8, No. 1 (Spring-Summer 1975), 11-20. illus.

With a cover illustration of the actor as Holmes.

"Sherlock and Gillette became inseparable in the public mind. He played him on the stage; he played him in a silent movie; he played him on radio -- and while it is Basil Rathbone we see playing him on TV's late shows, Rathbone is but mirroring an image already created by William Gillette."


C19110. -- B4273. Van Name, Fred. William Gillette ... as Sherlock Holmes: A Master Craftsman in his Greatest Role. 1972. [38] p. illus. (Connecticut Vignettes)

----------. ----------. 1972. [20] p. illus. (Connecticut Vignettes)


C19111. -- B4274. [Ward, Leslie.] "Sherlock Holmes" (Mr. William Gillette), [by] `Spy.' Vanity Fair Supplement (1907).

----------. ----------, Forty Years of `Spy,' by Leslie Ward. London: Chatto & Windus. 1915. Facing p. 118.

----------. ----------, ----------. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1969. Facing p. 118.

A caricature of the actor, with brief comments (p. 117, 294).


C19112. -- B4275. "William H. Gillette: Sherlock on Stage," The World of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, 1, No. 1 (December 1977), 44-49, 99.

Photographs of Gillette and his castle.


C19113. -- B4276. "William Gillette, Actor, Dead at 81," The New York Times (April 30, 1937), 21. illus.

"Director and playwright had gained chief fame in role of Sherlock Holmes. Was still on tour at 80. Made first stage appearance in 1875 and his last in 1936 in New York."


C19114. -- B4277. Young, William C. "William H. Gillette (1855-1937)," Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage: Documents of American Theater History. New York & London: R. R. Bowker Co., 1975. Vol. 1, p. 426-431. illus.

Brief remarks, with quotations from Famous Actors of the Day in America, by Lewis C. Strang; "Illusion of the First Time in Acting," by William Hooker Gillette; and John Mason Brown's review of Sherlock Holmes in the New York Post.


C19115. Albany, Ray. "`Watson Here Will Tell You That I Never Can Resist a Touch of the Dramatic' (Nava)," DH, 2, Nos. 1-2 (September 2, 1984), 1-3.

On the stage, William Gillette was the definitive model of Sherlock Holmes. Through hundreds of performances of the play Sherlock Holmes, Gillette tested his abilities to the maximum to ultimately transform his character into the Great Detective. And his many trademarks -- the garish dressing gown, the deer-stalker, and the curved pipe -- will always be apparent in our minds when we think of Sherlock Holmes. And as one critic said long ago, "Sherlock Holmes's triumph on the stage will equal if not fairly surpass his triumph in the circulating libraries...."


C19116. Austin, Bliss. "William Gillette on the Air," BSM, No. 29 (Spring 1982), 1-9.

Although Gillette is primarily associated with his stage portrayals of Holmes, he had, on two separate occasions, the opportunity to portray the Great Detective on radio. In this most interesting article, Dr. Austin cites both occasions -- in October 1930 when Gillette was in Spec on station WEAF in New York (DA5449) and November 1935 when he appeared in a version of his own play Sherlock Holmes on WABC in New York (DA5454) -- with remarkable detail, including providing the reader with sample pages from the scripts with revisions and notes marked in Gillette's hand.


C19117. Clark, Henry Austin, Jr. "Gasoline Album," Esquire, 45, No. 1 (June 1956), 85-89, 140.

"A nostalgic portfolio, lovingly depicted by Leslie Saalburg," featuring a handsome illustration of a 1905 Columbia Extension Front Electric Brougham parked in front of the Empire Theatre in New York, with a poster advertising "William Gillette in Sherlock Holmes" in the background.


C19118. Cleary, James C. "On William Gillette's Play Sherlock Holmes," PP, 3, No. 3 (1981), 9.

"All ended well as was its wont, / The playwright's challenge met. / The philosophy was Occam's / But the razor was Gillette's."


C19119. Corbett, Susan. "Elementary, My Dear Gillette," Country Life (January 8, 1987), 71. illus.

"Country Life and Sherlock Holmes."


C19120. Douty, Robert Watson. "William Gillette," PP, 1, No. 3 (August 1978), 3-7.

----------. ----------, Calabash, No. 1 (March 1982), 14-19.

"A biographical sketch compiled from various sources." (Subtitle)


C19121. Eaton, Herbert. "Events Preceding the Incident of the Burned Manuscript," VH, 8, No. 3 (September 1974), 7-9.

An interesting account, with excerpts from articles by Ashton Stevens in the Call, concerning the fire at the Baldwin Hotel on the morning of November 23, 1898, during which the original first draft of Sherlock Holmes was destroyed.


C19122. Eaton, Walter Prichard. "`Sherlock Holmes' Bids Farewell to Us Moderns," Boston Globe (November 17, 1929). illus.

----------. ----------, Sherlock Holmes in America. 1981. p. 62-63.

"Few of the older generation can forget their thrill when they first saw Gillette, now on his last tour, in his characterization of the great detective." (Subtitle)


C19123. Ehrlich, Eugene, and Gorton Carruth. The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to the United States. Oxford University Press, 1982. xiv, 464 p.

"A Hudson Group Book."

A fascinating and valuable guide to literary shrines and sites throughout the U.S., covering 1586 towns and cities in all fifty states. There are several references to both Gillette and Doyle.


C19124. Epstein, Marvin P. William Gillette. [Montclair, N.J.: Privately Printed, Christmas 1982.] 1 folded card.

Limited to 221 copies.

A reproduction and description of a striking ink-and-crayon drawing of Gillette as Holmes by Frederic Dorr Steele. The drawing is inscribed to Burford Hampden, who played Billy in the Farewell Tour of Gillette's play, and is also signed by Gillette.


C19125. Finletter, Gretchen (Damrosch). From the Top of the Stairs. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1946. 252 p.

"An Atlantic Monthly Press Book."

Childhood reminiscences by one of Walter Damrosch's four daughters. Mrs. Finletter recalls the girlish admiration she and her friends had for William Gillette (p. 42-44).


C19126. Frohman, Daniel. Memories of a Manager. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1911. xvii, 235 p. illus.

----------. ----------. London: William Heinemann, 1911. xvii, 235 p. illus.

"Reminiscences of the Old Lyceum and of some players of the last quarter century," with a few references to Gillette in Sherlock Holmes.

Originally published in the columns of The Saturday Evening Post.


C19127. Gill, Brendan. Here at The New Yorker. New York: Random House, [1975]. 406 p. illus.

----------. ----------. [New York]: Berkley Pub. Corp., [February 1976]. 439 p. illus.

"A Berkley Medallion Book."

"The most colorful personalities of the century," including William Gillette (Random, p. 94-95; Berkley, p. 101-103): "Gillette in his checked tweeds, cape, pipe, and deerstalker was, in the world's eyes, the only imaginable Holmes."


C19128. Glover, Lyman B. "William Gillette and Master Tommy," BSM, No. 40 (Winter 1984), 33-35.

An item taken from the column "The Theaters" that appeared in the Chicago Times-Herald for December 9, 1900. The author tells of the "hypnotic" effect Gillette's performance at the Garrick Theater had on Tommy Bowen, an eleven-year-old boy who repeatedly saw Gillette's play, and then quotes a delightful letter from "Sherlock Holmes" (Gillette) to Tommy.


C19129. Hammond, Percy. "The Invincible Sherlock Holmes," This Atom in the Audience: A Digest of Reviews and Comment, by Percy Hammond. New York: [The Ferris Printing Co.], 1940. p. 68-69.

Reprint of a review of Gillette's play.


C19130. Herzog, Evelyn A. "Gillette à la Francais," BSM, No. 29 (Spring 1982), 34-38. illus.

An article suggesting that Charles Higham's assertion in his book The Adventures of Conan Doyle that Gillette originally wrote the ending for Empt, which was later borrowed by Doyle, is unfounded. Arguments to support Herzog's claim are mentioned.


C19131. Keddie, James, Jr. "A William Gillette Collection," BSM, No. 29 (Spring 1982), 10-13.

From the time the author was a teenager living on the North Shore of Chicago where he first became acquainted with the actor in The Dream Maker until now, he has been an avid Gillette collector. This article discusses some of the more rare and unusual items in his collection -- from an old Holmes postcard to a silk scarf that belonged to Gillette's niece -- a collection that he has itemized on nineteen typewritten pages and divided into the following categories: books by and about, plays, magazines, programs, pictures, odds and ends, and letters.


C19132. Lauterbach, Edward. "The Straightjacket of Success: Further Notes on Gillette's Sherlock Holmes," BSJ, 30, No. 4 (December 1980), 198-200.

No matter in what role the actor appeared, he carried over, perhaps unknowingly, some of the mannerisms of the eccentric sleuth, especially in plays he wrote himself. That was his straightjacket. Quoted are responses to his acting by Gretchen Finletter and Arthur Bartlett Maurice.


C19133. Macfarlane, Peter Clark. "The Magic of William Gillette," Everybody's Magazine, 32 (February 1915), 257-268. illus.

Contents: Wearing His Own Mask. -- Early Days in "Stock". -- Gillette's Play for Gillette. -- Self-Exiled. -- The Native American Product. -- An Improved Style of Lying. -- "Sherlock Holmes". -- In "Diplomacy". -- Bigger Than Genius.


C19134. Malec, Andrew. Molding the Image: William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1983. [16] p. illus.

"An exhibit illustrative of the profound impact of the American actor on past and present conceptions of Sherlock Holmes from the Mary Kahler & Philip S. Hench Collection, July 12-August 31, 1983, Special Collections Gallery, O. Meredith Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis."

Review: Sherlockiana, 28, Nr. 4 (1983), 17-18 (Henry Lauritzen).


C19135. Malec, Andrew. "William Gillette Materials in the Hench Collection of Sherlockiana," BSM, No. 29 (Spring 1982), 17-20.

A brief history and outline of the principal contents of the Philip Hench collection of Gillette materials, grouped in the following categories: correspondence, photographs, movie stills, postcards, art, scrapbooks, programs, posters, books, and miscellaneous.


C19136. Marks, Catherine Maxwell. William Gillette and the Stage of Enterprise. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, c. 1974. xxvi, 270 p.

Dissertation -- University of Massachusetts.

Listed in Dissertation Abstracts, 35 (1975), 6037A.

Contents: Introduction. -- 1. Childhood at Nook Farm. -- 2. Break with Home. -- 3. The American Dramatist. -- 4. Romance and Reality. -- 5. Years of Trial. -- 6. International Success. -- 7. Sherlock Holmes and the Rule of Reason. -- 8. Standstill. -- 9. Castle on a Hill. -- 10. Postscript. -- Footnotes. -- Bibliography.


C19137. Morehouse, Ward. Matinee Tomorrow: Fifty Years of Our Theater. New York: Whittlesey House, [1949]. xii, 340 p. illus.

Includes several comments and references to the actor and his play Sherlock Holmes; also a photograph of Gillette as Holmes and reproductions of two playbills for Sherlock Holmes.


C19138. Niver, Harold E. "The William Gillette Collection at the Stowe-Day Foundation," BSM, No. 29 (Spring 1982), 21-29. illus.

According to Niver, the largest gathering of Gillette memorabilia in the world today can be found in the library of the Stowe-Day Foundation in Hartford, Connecticut. In this article, the author describes the Foundation itself, his feelings in making his first visit, and provides descriptions of portions of the collection connecting Gillette and Holmes.


C19139. Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt. "Mr. William Gillette as `Sherlock Holmes,'" Service and Sacrifice Poems, by Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1919.

----------. ----------, CHJ, 4, No. 3 (March 1982), 4.

First published in Verses, 1914, and reprinted in ISH (DB4269).


C19140. Schuttler, Georg W. William Gillette: Actor and Playwright. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, c.1975. vii, 128 p. illus.

Dissertation -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Listed in Dissertation Abstracts, 36 (1976), 5644A.

Based on original materials discovered in 1971, this study examines the sixty-one year theatrical career of Gillette, his theatrical theories, and his playwriting and acting in The Professor, Secret Service, Sherlock Holmes, and Hamlet.


C19141. Schuttler, Georg W. "William Gillette and Sherlock Holmes," Journal of Popular Culture, 15, No. 4 Spring 1982), 31-41.

Gillette's most famous role and play are analyzed through discussion of why and how he wrote the play; critical evaluation of his acting, the original production, and the play; and the history of his forty-two year association with the play.


C19142. Schuttler, Georg W. "William Gillette: Marathon Actor and Playwright," Journal of Popular Culture, 17, No. 3 (Winter 1983), 115-129.


C19143. Shepstone, Harold J. "Mr. William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes," SHR, 1, No. 2 (1987), 44-47; 1, No. 3 (1987), 101-105, 130-131.

Reprinted from The Strand Magazine, December 1901 (DA5067).


C19144. Skornickel, George R., Jr. A Very Remarkable Piece of Acting: William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes. [Brackenridge, Pa.]: Privately Printed, 1981. 14 p.

Limited to 100 numbered and signed copies.


C19145. Skornickel, George R., Jr. "William Gillette," SP, 3, No. 2 (January 1981), 20-21.

"He's remembered today, / Not just for that play / But for others too numerous to mention. / But professor or spy, / He remains in our eye, / Sherlock Holmes, Master of Detection."


C19146. Steele, Frederic Dorr. "William Gillette," The Players Bulletin (October 1, 1937).

----------. ----------, BSM, No. 67 (Fall 1991), 28-30.

An obituary for the last surviving charter member of the Players Club.


C19147. Stowe-Day Foundation. William Gillette: Stage by Stage. August 9, 1991-May 31, 1992.

An exhibit of materials from the Stowe-Day Library featuring the life of the actor, playwright, and creator of Sherlock Holmes for the stage. Curated by Nicole Senecal Pelto.

Reviews: Goodtimes (August 8-9, 1991); Hartford Advocate (August 8-14, 1991); Hartford Courant (August 4, 1991); (August 7, 1991), D6, D9 (John Lacy); (August 9, 1991), D3 (Constance Neyer); Herald (July 25, 1991); Journal Inquirer/Living (August 3, 1991) (Betsy Wittemann); Middletown Press (August 9, 1991), 7; New York Times (August 11, 1991); Union-News [Springfield] (August 7, 1991).


C19148. Thomalen, Robert E. "To William Gillette," PP, 3, No. 2 (1980), 13-14.

----------. ----------, SP, 3, No. 3 (April 1981), 12-13.

"Well, 80 years have passed now. / You've stood time's rigid test. / Of all the men who portrayed Holmes / Some say you were the best."


C19149. Vatza, Edward J. "He Brought Excitement into the Theater." Hellertown, Pa.: Privately Printed, 1987. 1 folded sheet.

Prepared for the William Gillette Luncheon, January 9, 1987.

A reproduction, with commentary, of a striking illustration of Gillette by Eric Pape that accompanied an articled entitled "Sherlock Holmes Returns," by Walter Prichard Eaton (New York Herald Tribune, November 17, 1929).


C19150. [Ward, Sir Leslie.] "Sherlock Holmes" (Mr. William Gillette), [by] `Spy.' Toronto: Mostly Mysteries Books, 1980. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.

Limited to 300 numbered copies.

The caricature was first published in Vanity Fair Supplement, Men of the Day No. 1055, February 27, 1907 (DB4274).


C19151. [Ward, Sir Leslie.] "Sherlock Holmes (Mr. William Gillette), [by] `Spy,'" In Vanity Fair, [by] Roy T. Matthews and Peter Mellini. London: Scolar Press; Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, [1982]. p. 194-195.

A full-page reproduction, in black and white, of Ward's famous caricature of Gillette as Holmes, followed by a page of commentary about the actor.


C19152. [Ward, Sir Leslie.] "Sherlock Holmes (Mr. William Gillette), [by] `Spy,'" The Armchair Detective, 18, No. 1 (Winter 1984), cover.


C19153. Waters, John. "Stage Version of the Immortal Sherlock Only One of Creations of William Gillette," Citizens' Bulletin [The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection], 8, No. 2 (October 1980), 3-9. illus.

With a cover photograph of "the castle `Sherlock Holmes' called home."


C19154. "William Gillette, Actor, Dies at 81," S&CG, No. 3 (1992), 11.

"`Sherlock Holmes' succumbs in his sleep at Hartford Hospital."

"1937 Associated Press release."

See also DB4276.


Richard Gordon


C19155. -- B4278. Morrow, Daniel. "The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes," SS, 2, No. 1 (June 1974), 2-4.

A biographical sketch of Richard Gordon (1882-1968), who, for many, including his daughter Paula Gordon, remains the only true Sherlock Holmes.


C19156. -- B4279. "NBC Personalities -- Richard Gordon," NBC Advance Program Service, 6, No. 41 (October 9, 1932). illus.


C19157. -- B4280. Quest, Mark. "A Midnight Rendezvous with Sherlock Holmes," Radio Digest (December 1931), 26-27, 96. illus.

"Although Richard Gordon, who plays the part of Sherlock Holmes in the NBC broadcast series [DA5450-DA5452], seems to have such a shrewd understanding of criminology and often is consulted by authorities as to his theories considering real crimes, he makes no false claims. It is all a show for him. This `midnight rendezvous' gives you a picture of Richard Gordon with the mask off."


Gordon Gould


C19158. Nadel, William and Ray Stanich. "Gordon Gould: The Last Network Holmes," PP (NS), No. 1 (March 1989), 37-40.

A commentary on the last actor to portray Sherlock Holmes on a commercial radio network -- Himan Brown's CBS Radio Mystery Theatre. Also includes a radio log for the four adventures in which he appeared (in one he played Conan Doyle) and a listing of a record of Houn with Nicol Williamson in which Gould played Sir Henry Baskerville.


Martyn Green


C19159. -- B4281. "Martyn Green: In Memoriam," SM, 2, No. 3 (March 1975), 1.

A tribute to the British actor and singer (1899-1975) who portrayed Watson in "The Adventure of the Black Baronet" (DA5509) and who was an honorary member of The Non-Canonical Calabashes.


Edward Hardwicke


C19160. Heald, Tim. "Watson: The Man Behind Holmes," Radio Times (January 23-29, 1993), 24-26. illus.

----------. ----------, BC, 10, No. 3 (April 1993), 4-6.

Dr. Watson may be doomed to always play second fiddle to Holmes, but have film and TV been quite fair to him?" The author examines the evidence with Watson's latest impersonator, Edward Hardwicke.


C19161. Kenworthy, Christopher. "Elementary Lessons for the Son of Cedric," TV Times, 124, No. 28 (July 5-11, 1986), 15-17. illus.

"Edward Hardwicke, the new Doctor Watson in the Wednesday ITV series The Return of Sherlock Holmes, has had plenty of good advice to follow in his life ... from his father, actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and from George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, Walt Disney and even Albert Einstein."


C19162. O'Neill, Ann. "My Dear Watson," 221b, No. 2 (October 1989), 8-12.

An interview with the actor after his performance in The Secret of Sherlock Holmes at Wyndham's Theatre.


C19163. Sayle, Jane. "Interview with Edward Hardwicke, at Wyndham's Theatre, March 1989," SHJ, 19, No. 2 (Summer 1989), 54-57. illus.

The actor answers questions about Jeremy Paul's play that opened in London on September 22, 1988.


C19164. Upton, Jean. "Inside Dr. Watson: An Interview with Edward Hardwicke," BSM, No. 60 (Winter 1989), 1-9.

A discussion with the actor on his role as Watson in the Granada television series, and in the play The Secret of Sherlock Holmes.


C19165. Wiggins, Elizabeth. "Working in a World Full of Watsons Has Been a Wonderful Experience for Edward," SHG, No. 4 (Spring 1992), 4-5, 18. illus.

An interview with the actor in which he concedes that "the world is full of Dr. Watsons but there is only one Sherlock Holmes."


Henry Harmon


C19166. Smedegaard, Paul. "In the Company of Gillette," VA, No. 1 (January 1991), 52-53.

Comments on Otto Harmon Mueller's Uncle Harmon (Herman Czeikowitz), who played Alf Bassick in Gillette's play during the years 1899-1902 (DA5209 -- DA5212).


Rondo Hatton


C19167. Ray, Fred Olen. "Rondo Hatton: Beneath the Skin," Filmfax, No. 26 (April-May 1991), 50-59, 98. illus. (Filmfax Hall of Fame: The Most Memorable Hollywood Personalities)

"His audience viewed him as a lumbering, misshapen monster. But to those who knew him, he was a gentle, deeply religious man."

Rondo appeared in over 100 films, including The Pearl of Death.


Sir Seymour Hicks


C19168. Hicks, Seymour. Seymour Hicks: Twenty-Four Years of an Actor's Life, by himself. London: Alston Rivers, 1910. ix, 321 p.

----------. ----------. New York: John Lane Co., 1911. ix, 321 p.

----------. ----------. London: C. A. Pearson, 1912. ix, 321 p.

Contains a brief reference to his appearance as Watson in Under the Clock, 1893 (p. 170).


Carleton Hobbs


C19169. -- A5080. Howlett, Anthony. "Mr. Carleton Hobbs," SHJ, 6, No. 4 (Spring 1964), 118-120.

"In all, Carleton Hobbs has been associated with 58 Holmesian radio productions and he has portrayed Sherlock Holmes 54 times over the last eleven years. Every time his portrayal has been impeccable: it is a remarkable achievement."


C19170. -- B4282. Hardwick, Michael. "Carleton Hobbs," SHJ, 13, No. 4 (Autumn 1978), 132.

A fond tribute to the only portrayer of Holmes to have been made an honorary member of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London. "As Irene Adler remained the woman to Mr. Holmes, `Hobbo' was the Holmes to listeners in the 1960's ... in terms of an interpretation of Our Master's Voice, we shall never hear better than Hobbo's."


C19171. -- B4283. Hardwick, Michael. "The Voice of Holmes," Radio Times (January 18, 1962).

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

A letter to the editor pointing out that for numerous listeners the voice of Hobbs epitomizes the Holmes of their imagination.


C19172. De Jongh, Nicholas. "Carleton Hobbs -- The Premier Radio Actor," The Guardian (August 4, 1978), 2. illus.

----------. ----------, CPBook, 4, No. 2 (June 1981), 353.

"BBC radio has lost its greatest actor and one of its most familiar voices with the death of Carleton Hobbs...."


Patrick Horgan


C19173. Singleton, Paul. "Patrick Horgan: True to Character," TP, No. 4 (June 1990), 9-12.

An interview with the actor who played Holmes in Doyle's play The Speckled Band (Walnut Street Theatre, 1990).


C19174. Zunic, Jim. "An Interview with Patrick Horgan," ND (October 1983), 7-9.


Barrie Ingham


C19175. Sayle, Jane. "An Interview with Basil," BSPB, No. 10 (April 1992), [7-9].

Discusses the film The Great Mouse Detective, and Barrie Ingham's voice portrayal of Basil.


John Kelly


C19176. "An Exile's Holmes Sweet Holmes," Burton Daily Mail (July 12, 1986). illus.

With two other actors and an actress (Janeen Brian), Kelly is taking part in monthly readings from the Sherlock Holmes stories to patrons of Styles Restaurant, at Unley, near Adelaide, Australia.


Frank Langella


C19177. "Frank Langella," EQMM, 91, No. 1 (January 1988), cover.

A photograph of Langella in Sherlock's Last Case.


C19178. Richards, David. "Young Seducer into Aging Rival," International Herald Tribune [London and Paris] (June 25, 1987).

An interview with the actor-manager who appeared in Charles Marowitz's play Sherlock's Last Case.


Christopher Lee


C19179. -- B4284. Lee, Christopher. Tall, Dark and Gruesome: An Autobiography. London: W. H. Allen, 1977. 284 p. illus.

----------. ----------. London: Mayflower-Granada Publishing, [1978]. 286 p. illus.

Contains several references to the actor's portrayals of Sir Henry Baskerville, Sherlock Holmes, and Mycroft Holmes.

Illustrated with three photographs.


C19180. Pohle, Robert W., Jr., and Douglas C. Hart. The Films of Christopher Lee. With the participation of Christopher Lee. Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1983. 227 p. illus.

A valuable reference volume, with credits, cast, synopsis, reviews, notes, and comments (by Lee) for each film, including The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (1963), and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970).

Review: SHJ, 16, No. 3 Winter 1983), 86-87 (Nicholas Utechin).


C19181. Valley, Richard. "Interview with the Ex-Vampire," Scarlet Street, No. 4 (Fall 1991), 40-44; No. 5 (Winter 1992), 40-43. illus.

"Count Dracula" discusses his Sherlock Holmes films, including the miniseries, The Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes.


Vassily Livanov


C19182. Walker, Martin. "Vassily Holmes," The Guardian (August 17, 1987). (Martin Walker's Russia)

An article about the actor who became "the Sherlock Holmes of Soviet TV, one of the most successful series ever screened here."


Harold Lloyd


C19183. "Harold Lloyd: A Personal `Close-up' of One of the World's Greatest Laughter-makers," The Strand Magazine, 67 (April 1924), 371-378. illus.

Mentions that the comedian appeared as Tonga in a Sherlock Holmes play.


Sir Kenneth MacMillan


C19184. "Sir Kenneth MacMillan, 1929-1992," The Ritual, No. 10 (Autumn 1992), 39. illus.

Announces the death of the controversial and renowned choreographer, who played both Holmes and Moriarty in the ballet The Great Detective in 1953 (DA5099).


Patrick Macnee


C19185. Valley, Richard. "Have Bowler, Will Travel: Doctor, Detective, Avenger," Scarlet Street, No. 5 (Winter 1992), 44-46. illus.

An interview with the actor concerning his portrayal of Watson in Sherlock Holmes in New York, The Golden Years of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of London.


James Mason


C19186. Flint, Peter B. "James Mason, 75, Dead; Suave Star of 100 Films," The New York Times (July 28, 1984), I, 1.

----------. ----------, The New York Times Biographical Service, 15, No. 7 (July 1984), 957-958. illus.


C19187. Nelson-Dalton, Pamela. "Good Health Is Elementary Says Dr. Watson (alias James Mason)," Titbits (June 23, 1979), 18-19.

Perhaps the best cinema Watson discusses his role in Murder by Decree and the importance of exercise and a good diet. "One advantage of good health is that it makes you think clearly and positively."


Raymond Massey


C19188. Aig, Marlene. "Canadian Aristocrat Abandoned the Dream, But Got to Play Holmes," CH, 5, No. 3 (Spring 1982), 7-8.

An interesting commentary on the actor's family background and his first screen role in The Speckled Band (1931). His sensitive and dignified portrayal is the result of his unusual heritage, and makes the hero of the film a uniquely Canadian Holmes.

The cover of CH is illustrated with a scene from the film.


C19189. Massey, Raymond. A Hundred Different Lives. Foreword by Christopher Plummer. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., [1979]. 447 p.

----------. ----------. [London]: Robson Books, [1979]. 447 p.

A splendid autobiography with a four-page description of his work on the 1931 film The Speckled Band, and a quote from James Agate's review of the British release: "Mr. Massey is delightful but is no more Sherlock Holmes than I am Little Red Riding Hood."


C19190. Schumach, Murray. "Raymond Massey, Lincoln [and Sherlock Holmes] Portrayer," The New York Times (July 31, 1983), I, 37.

----------. ----------, The New York Times Biographical Service, 14, No. 7 (July 1983), 849.

An illustrated article on the career of the late actor who died on July 30 at the age of 86.


Francis Matthews


C19191. Orgill, Lucy. "Temple: A Detective by Any Other Name; But Francis Is Holmes on `the Bank Raid Run,'" Derby Evening Telegraph (August 12, 1988). illus.

An interview with the actor who was TV's Paul Temple and Sherlock Holmes in Brian Clements' play Holmes and the Ripper.


Keith McConnell


C19192. -- B4285. Haydock, Ron. "Keith McConnell at Baker Street," Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 20-23. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

A "profile by gaslight," with commentary on the actor's portrayal of Holmes in television commercials for Schlitz Malt Liquor (with Lorie Maine as Watson, October 1973), Harris & Frank (Cricketeer Clothes), and Avco-Financial Services; and in the films Murder in Northumberland (not released) and Murder by Death. (McConnell and Richard Peel's appearance in Murder by Death was excised from theater showings but partly restored in the premier television showing on September 30, 1979.) Includes six photographs.


C19193. Brennan, Steve. "Ireland's Sherlock Holmes," Sunday Independent [Dublin] (December 17, 1978), 17. illus.

----------. ----------, SM, 9, No. 4 (December 1981), 37.

An interview with the actor who portrayed Holmes in The Treasure of Alpheus T. Winterborn.


Mark McPherson


C19194. McPherson, Mark. "Portraying a Legend: Who and Why?" Explorations, No. 18 (June 1992), 3-4.

A behind-the-scenes look at the playwright/actor, who, as a child, wanted to emulate Holmes and his faithful Watson, but now is only too happy to portray their creator in his one-man show, An Evening with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


C19195. "The SHR Interview: Mark McPherson," SHR, 4, No. 2 (1993), 86-91. illus.

Conducted by Steven T. Doyle and Mark Gagen on April 3, 1993.


Dudley Moore


C19196. Lenburg, Jeff. Dudley Moore: An Informal Biography. New York: [Delilah Communications Ltd., 1983]. 143 p. illus.

"A Delilah Book."

Includes a commentary on the disastrous 1978 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles, two illustrations from the film, and a list of the credits and cast.


Roger Moore


C19197. Paskin, Barbra. "By Jove! It's Roger Moore as Sherlock Holmes!" Photoplay Film Monthly, 27, No. 12 (December 1976), 2, 46-47. illus.

Moore talks to Paskin about his challenging role as the most famous detective of them all.


Patricia Morison


C19198. Stanley, John. "Elegant Star of the '40's Still Has That Old Magic," San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle/ Datebook (January 27, 1985), 22, 28. illus.

An interview with Patricia Morison in anticipation of a personal appearance for a retrospective of her career at the Fox Theater in Redwood City on February 1. The retrospective will highlight a screening of Dressed to Kill (1946) in which she portrays Hilda Courtney.


Leonard Nimoy


C19199. -- B4286. Hegenberger, John B. "Spock Takes on Sherlock," Faces (September 1976), 26-27.

"In addition to portraying the master sleuth while maintaining the image of Star Trek's Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy produces sensitive writing and photography."


C19200. -- B4287. Letofsky, Irv. "Nimoy as Sherlock: Out of the Spocklight," Los Angeles Times/Calendar (March 21, 1976), 29. illus.

A feature article, published on the eve of Nimoy's appearance at the Shubert Theater (DB4403).


C19201. -- B4288. Nimoy, Leonard. I Am Not Spock. Millbrae, Calif.: Celestial Arts, [November 1975]. 135 p. illus.

----------. ----------. New York: Ballantine Books, [May 1977]. viii, 150 p.

"A Del Rey Book."

Contains a brief comparison between Spock and Holmes (p. 94-95, Celestial Arts; p. 104-105, Ballantine) and a photograph of the actor as Holmes in the Kentucky Educational Television program The Interior Motive (DB4615).


C19202. -- B4289. Pearse, Elizabeth. "He Certainly Is Not Spock," Bakka Magazine, No. 4 (Spring-Summer 1976), 11-13.

The article is preceded by a transcript (p. 6-11) of a recorded interview with Nimoy by Charlie McKee and Larry Wilson of CHUM-FM on February 5, 1976. Includes a photograph from The Interior Motive.


C19203. -- B4290. Rabe, Bill. "From Dr. Spock to Sherlock Holmes," The Detroit News/The Sunday News Magazine (February 8, 1976), 20-22, 29-31. illus.

"Leonard Nimoy is stepping into the role of another cult hero -- but the sleuth is a lot like the vulcan." (Subtitle)

A knowledgeable Sherlockian reports on his visit with Nimoy and then discusses the recent Holmes revival. Illustrated with a full-page color portrait of Nimoy as Holmes. (It is worth noting that both Poul Anderson [DA4055] and Barbara Goldfield [DA4065] prophetically wrote about the similarities between Spock and Sherlock almost ten years before Nimoy was to actually portray Holmes!)


C19204. Rabe, W. T. "In the Gillette Tradition," BSM, No. 26 (Summer 1981), 14-16. (More on the Phonographic Holmes, 1)

While a guest at the Rabe home, Nimoy repeatedly listened to the Gillette segment on the recording Voices from Baker Street and then recreated the exact wording and intonation during his stage portrayal of Holmes. Illustrated with a photograph of the actor inspecting Rabe's collection of Sherlockiana.

See also DB4290.


David Niven


C19205. Niven, David. The Moon's a Balloon. London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1971. xi, 312 p. illus.

----------. ----------. London: Coronet Books, 1972. 318, [16] p.

----------. ----------. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1972. 380 p. illus.

----------. ----------. [New York: Dell Pub. Co., January 1973.] 350 p. illus.

----------. ----------. [New York: Dell Pub. Co., January 1983.] 350 p. illus.

A new Dell edition.

A delightful autobiography containing references to The Speckled Band, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Niven acted the "juvenile lead" in 1928; this was presumably the part of Billy.


Eille Norwood


C19206. -- A5081. Morton, Humphrey. "Eille Norwood's Centenary: An Appreciation," SHJ, 5, No. 2 (Spring 1961), 59-60.

"Eille Norwood was, indeed, the accepted Sherlock Holmes of the nineteen-twenties, and although both the films and the play were staged in that period -- a pity in many ways -- it cannot be denied that he made a tremendous impression upon the many thousands who saw him in the part."


C19207. -- B4291. Montgomery, John. "Eille Norwood -- There Goes the Master," Leader (August 23, 1947). illus.

----------. ----------, The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook. p. 46-47.

A review of the actor's interpretation of the detective, with two photographs of Norwood as Holmes disguised as an old lady and as an Irish-American spy.


C19208. -- B4292. "Sherlock Holmes on Stage and Screen," Picture Show (April 12, 1924), 10-11.

A well-illustrated article about the actor's films, career, and interest in makeup.


C19209. Sherie, Fenn. "Sherlock Holmes on the Film," The Strand Magazine, 62 (July 1921), 72-78. illus.

An interview with Eille Norwood.


Sir Laurence Olivier


C19210. -- B4293. Morley. Margaret. Olivier: The Films and Faces of Laurence Olivier. Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey: LSP Books Ltd., [1978].

----------. The Films of Laurence Olivier. With images by Dilys Powell, Roger Manvell, Sheridan Morley and Tom Hutchinson; and a foreword by Michael Caine. Secaucus, N.J.: The Citadel Press, [1978]. 208 p. illus.

A complete record of Olivier's film career, including a section, with two photographs, entitled "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution." In this film the actor played Moriarty.


C19211. Daniels, Robert L. Laurence Olivier: Theater and Cinema. San Diego: A. S. Barnes & Co.; London: The Tantivy Press, [1980]. 319 p. illus.

This comprehensive book contains cast listings, credits, reviews, synopses, and observations of each of the actor's films, including The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.


Reginald Owen


C19212. -- B4294. "Reginald Owen Is Dead at 85; Star of the Stage and Screen," The New York Times (November 7, 1972), 38. illus.

"Roles ranged from `Forum' to Shakespeare -- wrote novel and two plays." (Subtitle)


Christopher Plummer


C19213. Reisfeld, Bert. "Holmes and the Ripper," Photoplay (June 1979), 28-29, 61. illus.

Christopher Plummer talks about "the most violent Holmes movie of them all."


William Powell


C19214. Flint, Peter B. "William Powell, Film Star, Dies at 91," The New York Times (March 6, 1984), II, 11. illus.

----------. ----------, The New York Times Biographical Service, 15, No. 3 (March 1984), 384-385. illus.

William Powell, the actor who personified the suave and sophisticated leading man in the 1930's and 1940's, appeared in his first film in 1922 as Forman Wells, a member of Moriarty's gang, in Sherlock Holmes, starring John Barrymore.


Basil Rathbone


C19215. -- A5082. "Basil Rathbone," Current Biography: Who's News and Why, 1951. Edited by Anna Rothe. New York, N.Y.: The H. W. Wilson Co., [1952]. p. 506-508.


C19216. -- A5083. "Basil Rathbone, 75, Dies at Home Here," The New York Times (July 22, 1967), 1, 25.

----------, CPBook, 4, No. 14 (Winter 1968), 264-265.

A four-column obituary that includes information on the actor's matchless portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.


C19217. -- A5084. Beck, Calvin T. "A Farewell to Basil Rathbone," Castle of Frankenstein, 3, No. 4 (1968), 39-41. illus.


C19218. -- A5085. [Bergman, Ted.] "Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes: Records and Films," BSCL, No. 6 (1968), 3.

Text in Swedish.


C19219. -- A5086. Dettman, Bruce. "Basil Rathbone, 1892-1967," VH, 2, No. 1 (January 1968), 2-4.

A tribute to "the best Sherlock Holmes of all time."


C19220. -- A5087. Goldfield, Barbara. "Basil Rathbone of Baker Street," BSP, No. 27 (September 1967), 1-2.

A guest editorial on the late Sherlock Holmes of 135 Central Park West, New York.


C19221. -- A5088. Hammond, Thomas. "`The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes': A Recognition of the Cinematic Holmes," BSJ, 17, No. 4 (December 1967), 199-201.

----------. ----------, SOS, 2, No. 2 (December 1967), 7-9.

Primarily a discussion of the second Rathbone/Bruce film, with the following tribute: "It can be said with all honesty that Basil Rathbone was Sherlock Holmes. To most of the civilized world he represented a clearer image of the sleuth than did Arthur Wontner, who played Holmes in five English films, or William Gillette in his stage play `Sherlock Holmes,' or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is said to have played the role his entire life."


C19222. -- A5089. Howlett, Anthony. "Mr. Basil Rathbone (1892-1967)," SHJ, 8, No. 3 (Winter 1967), 100-101.

A review of the late actor's career as Sherlock Holmes.


C19223. -- A5090. Johnson, E. Randolph. "Who Was Basil Rathbone?" BSJ, 17, No. 4 (December 1967), 197-198.

"Why he was Sherlock Holmes, of course."


C19224. -- A5091. "The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes," Narrated by Joe Franklin. New York: WOR-TV (Ch. 9), Thursday, September 21, 1967, 10:00-10:30 p.m.

A tribute to Basil Rathbone which featured familiar scenes of Rathbone as Holmes plus scenes from his many other films.


C19225. -- A5092. Rathbone, Basil. In and Out of Character. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., [1962]. x, 278 p. illus.

Contents: Preface. -- 1. War. -- 2. The Great Illusion. -- 3. Repton School 1906-10. -- 4. First Flush of Success. -- 5. Ouida. -- 6. A Gentleman's Gentleman. -- 7. The World Is Not a Stage. -- 8. Judas. -- 9. Katharine Cornell. -- 10. Motion Pictures. -- 11. A Home at Last. -- 12. The War Years. -- 13. "Hi there, Sherlock, how's Dr. Watson?" -- 14. The Heiress. -- 15. Good-by, My Friend. -- 16. J.B. -- 17. Last Act, Please. Curtain Going Up. -- 18. And So Good Night.

"A fascinating book by one of the best actors of our time, bursting with anecdotes and revealing a private life as attractive, and sometimes as exciting, as the theatrical relationships it describes with such humor and perception." (Vincent Starrett)

Reviews: Chicago Tribune (November 18, 1962) (Vincent Starrett); Library Journal, 87 (November 15, 1962), 4181 (G. D. McDonald); New York Herald Tribune Books (November 18, 1962), 13 (Judith Crist); New York Times Book Review (December 2, 1962), 54 (Lewis Funke).


C19226. -- A5093. Rathbone, Basil. ["Introduction"], The Stories of Sherlock Holmes. Vol. 3. A Scandal in Bohemia. Read by Basil Rathbone. New York: Caedmon Records, [1967]. Printed on back of album.

----------. ----------, [Tr. into Danish by A. D. Henriksen]. Sherlockiana, 12, Nr. 3 (1967), 9-10.

"... those seven years of close association and, I like to think, friendship with Mr. Sherlock Holmes are the most remarkable and gratifying of my career."


C19227. -- A5094. Sessa, Jay. "Basil Rathbone," SOH, 2, No. 3 (1968), 3.

A brief account of the actor's career and life.

C19228. -- A5095. Shipman, David. "Basil Rathbone," The Great Movie Stars: The Golden Years. New, York: Crown Publishers, Inc., [1970]. p. 454-457. illus.


C19229. -- A5096. Warner, Edith. "Cul-de-Sac," BSJ, 17, No. 4 (December 1967), 196.

"A. Conan Doyle in Heaven clasped / the new arrival's hand. / Said the former to the latter, / `Basil Rathbone, you were grand, / depicting Holmes exactly as / I thought my man should be.'"


C19230. -- B4295. Archer, Jules. "There's No Police Like Holmes to Basil Rathbone," Pocket Book Weekly (March 30, 1946), 21-24.

----------. "Elementary, My Dear Rathbone," Everybody's Digest (April 1946), 29-32.

"A British actor has manacles on the role of the world's most famous sleuth."


C19231. -- B4296. "Basil Rathbone," The Biographical Encylopaedia & Who's Who of the American Theatre. Walter Rigdon, editor. New York: James H. Heineman, [1966]. p. 761-762.


C19232. -- B4297. "Basil Rathbone, 75, Dies at Home Here," Hollywood Album: Lives and Deaths of Hollywood Stars from the pages of The New York Times. Edited by Arleen Keylin and Suri Fleischer. New York: Arno Press, 1977. p. 237-238.

Reprinted from The New York Times, July 22, 1967 (DA5083).


C19233. -- B4298. Beaman, Bruce R. "`Sherlock Holmes' in Point," The Pinery [Stevens Point, Wis.], 1, No. 2 (October 1977), 3-4.

Notes the actor's visit on March 15, 1962.


C19234. -- B4299. Bond, Jack. "Eagle-Eyed Basil Rathbone Is the Ideal Sherlock Holmes," Master Detective (February 1944). illus.

"Watching Basil Rathbone on the screen, or listing to him on the radio, I get the idea that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle must have had the suave actor in mind when he wrote his first Sherlock Holmes mystery."


C19235. -- B4300. Byerly, Ann. "`It Is an Interesting Instance of a Throwback,'" BSM, No. 13 (March 1978), 1-11.

A marvelous discovery, documented, in part, by several matching photographs of Basil Rathbone and Sidney Paget's Holmes, that the actor and artist were actually related! Paget's brother Walter served as the model for the drawings of Holmes.


C19236. -- B4301. Druxman, Michael B. Basil Rathbone: His Life and His Films. South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Co.; London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd., 1975. 359 p. illus.

More a resumé than a true biography, but nonetheless valuable for its information and illustrations.

Reviews: The Armchair Detective, 8 (May 1975), 225 (Jon L. Lellenberg); Charlotte Observer (May 10, 1975) (Vernon Scott); Chicago Tribune/Book World (May 18, 1975); Courier-Post [Camden, N.J.] (April 25, 1975), 51 (Don Freeman); Evening News (August 11, 1975) (James Green); Films and Filming, 22 (January 1976), 10 (Vincent Price); Los Angeles Times (June 13, 1975), IV, 1 (Charles Champlin); SHJ, 13, No. 1 (Winter 1976), 29 (Nicholas Utechin); SM, 3, No. 5 (December 1975), 9 (Mark Phillips).


C19237. -- B4302. Friday, Nancy. Forbidden Flowers: More Women's Sexual Fantasies. New York: Pocket Books, [June 1975]. (No. 78936)

"Another fantasy is one where I seduce Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes at 22B [sic] Baker St. In it, I am his twenty-year-old niece. Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) is amazed his aloof pal Holmes finally fell for someone." (p. 87)


C19238. -- B4303. Glut, Donald F. "Basil Rathbone," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T.V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 41. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

A "case file" on the actor's non-Sherlockian roles.


C19239. -- B4304. "An Interview with Basil Rathbone," Castle of Frankenstein, 4, No. 1 (1969), 29-33. illus.


C19240. -- B4305. Keep, Jim. "He Still Lives in the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes," Australasian Post (October 6, 1960), 30. illus.

----------. ----------, John Farrell's Christmas card for 1976.

An interview in which the actor talks about Holmes and "those fellows [The Baker Street Irregulars] who do not even recognize Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the creator of Holmes."


C19241. -- B4306. "Mr. Basil Rathbone: Sherlock Holmes of the Screen," The Times (July 22, 1967), 12.


C19242. -- B4307. Monroe, Bob. "`Sherlock Holmes' Dies at 75," Daily News [Springfield, Mass.] (July 22, 1967).


C19243. -- B4308. Montgomery, Thom. "Holmes in Court," Sherlock Holmes (July 1976), 44-46. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 3)

Relates a little-known episode in the lives of Basil Rathbone and Arthur Wontner. The two actors were arrested on moral charges for appearing in the play La Prisonniere at New York's Empire Theatre in 1926. In the same police station and on the same night Mae West was also booked for her performance in the play Sex. Includes four photographs of the actors and actress.


C19244. -- B4309. "Noted Actor Has Busy Days Here," The Wayne Herald (November 11, 1965), 8. illus.

Illustrated with two photographs of the John H. Watson Room.


C19245. -- B4310. Pidgeon, John. "Basil Rathbone," The Story of the Movies: 80 Years of Movie History in Weekly Parts [BPC Pub. Co./Petty & Sons Ltd., Leeds, Eng.], Pt. 4 (1974), 106. illus.

A record of the actor's "suavely sinister career."


C19246. -- B4311. "Rathbone Rites Attended by 350," The New York Times (July 26, 1967), 30.

"Cornelia Otis Skinner reads actor's favorite poems."


C19247. -- B4312. "Shakespearean Actor Was Best Known as Sherlock Holmes," The Globe and Mail (July 22, 1967), 13.


C19248. -- B4313. Shaw, John Bennett. Christmas 1976. With the Compliments of the Season. [Santa Fe: Privately Produced.]

John and Dorothy's annual Christmas card, featuring the first reproduction of a portrait of the young Sherlock Holmes by Edith Ballinger Price, and comments by Basil Rathbone during a television interview in 1965.


C19249. -- B4314. Stewart, Enola. Basil Rathbone: A Catalogue of the Collection Acquired from the Estate of Basil and Ouida Rathbone. Pocono Pines, Pa.: Gravesend Books, [1976]. 51 p.

Limited to 500 numbered and signed copies.

Cover illustration by Terry Witmer.

"Including books from their library, personal photograph albums, holograph manuscripts, and letters from celebrities in the performing arts. Also included are scrapbooks, programs, playbills, souvenirs, photographs and ephemera pertaining to their films, stage, television and radio careers." (Most of this material must have been saved by Ouida Rathbone, as Basil Rathbone wrote in a letter to Ron De Waal that he had "never been a collector of anything.")


C19250. Bash, Kent. "Sherlock Holmes," Meet Bash. [Introduction by Harlan Ellison.] Encino, Calif.: The Bash Night Gallery Publications, [1981].

A portrait of Rathbone as Holmes, c.1974.


C19251. "Basil Rathbone, 75, Dies at Home Here," Hollywood Album: Lives and Deaths of Hollywood Stars from the Pages of The New York Times. Edited by Arleen Keylin and Suri Fleischer. New York: Arno Press, 1979. p. 237-238. illus.

Second printing, in a yellow binding, of DB4297, in a pink binding.


C19252. Cagnat, Jean-Pierre. "Banque de France," RJ, No. 5 (Spring-Summer 1993), back cover.

Sketches of Rathbone as Holmes.


C19253. Eckrich, Joseph J. "Inspector Getz Gets Them," P&D, No. 141 (June 1990), 3, 7. (Sherlockian Byways)

Basil Rathbone was not only Sherlock Holmes, he was also Inspector Getz, a very Sherlockian figure in a 1950's ad campaign for the Getz Pest Control Co. This was only one more time that the man who wanted nothing more to do with Holmes returned to him.


C19254. Hahn, Robert W. "Mr. Holmes, I Presume ...," DCC, 28, No. 2 (June 1992), 2.

A biographical sketch of Rathbone on the occasion of his 100th birthday (June 13), with a cover photograph of the actor as Holmes.


C19255. Joyce, Thomas J., and Harriet Culver. "A Scandal in Gotham," BSJ, 38, No. 1 (March 1988), 15-17. illus.

Both Rathbone and Bruce were official members of The Baker Street Irregulars, as documented in a photograph of them accepting membership certificates from Edgar W. Smith.


C19256. Katz, Robert S., and Eileen E. Hartsoe Katz. "An American Sherlock Holmes," VA, No. 1 (January 1991), 48-51. illus.

Speculation on the reasons for Rathbone's American success as Holmes.


C19257. Kelley, Gordon. "Basil Rathbone: The Real Sherlock Holmes," LOTMMG (August 1992), 4-6.

"Basil Rathbone was man of many talents who left an indelible mark on entertainment. He played a role in every form of communications from silent movies, through sound and color films, radio, television, and even made a series of dramatic readings for Caedmon Records. He recorded works by Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and, of course, Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. ... he was a radio actor of unchallenged ability. His elocution of `Elementary, my dear Watson' will forever echo across the misty moors of Victorian England. Basil Rathbone was Sherlock Holmes."


C19258. McClure, Michael W. "Filmography of Basil Rathbone," DC, 6, No. 1 (January 1993), 20-21.

A chronological list of eighty-three films, from 1921 to 1967.


C19259. Nadel, William. "Rathbone Remembered: The Last 21 Years," ND (April 1982), 2-3.

A knowledgeable and informative look at the actor's life after his move to New York in 1946.


C19260. O'Heir, Bernie. "Basil Rathbone, Sherlock Holmes, and Other Things," The Big Reel: The Magazine for Collectors (March 1983).

A brief article by the president of The Basil Rathbone Society. The magazine also features a front cover of Rathbone, a back cover of Rathbone and Bruce, and two photographs of members of the cast for the Sherlock Holmes film series.


C19261. Osborne, Robert. "Rathbone Centennial Recalls H'wood Great," The Hollywood Reporter (June 12, 1992), 9.

"Rathbone did everything from Shakespeare to Poe, but he remains embossed on everyone's brain for those 16 [sic] Sherlock Holmes films he made."


C19262. Rathbone, Basil. "Basil Rathbone Tells How His Sherlock Holmes Was Born, Lived, Died, and Almost Killed Him!" The Woods Runner, 7, No. 31 (May 1979), 34-36. illus.

Cover illustration of Holmes by Duncan Dickinson.

Transcript of a speech, slightly edited by W. T. Rabe, made by the actor at Wayne State University on November 10, 1965.


C19263. Rathbone, Basil. In and Out of Character. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, [January 1989]. x, 278 p. illus.

Cover design by Jack Eckstein.

----------. ----------. Limelight Editions/[Proscenium Publishers], [January 1989]. x, 278 p.

Cover design by Jack Eckstein.

----------. ----------. Haslemere: Ianmead Ltd., [1989]. x, 278 p.

First published by Doubleday, 1962 (DA5092).

Additional reviews: BSJ, 39, No. 3 (September 1989), 183 (Philip A. Shreffler); The Ritual, No. 9 (Spring 1992), 40-41 (Colin Langeveld); Scarlet Street, No. 9 (Winter 1993), 96, 99 (Michael Brunas); SHJ, 19, No. 3 (Winter 1989), 96-97 (Nicholas Utechin); SHR, 2, No. 4 (1990), 193 (Pat Ward).


C19264. Rathbone, Basil. "On Playing Sherlock Holmes," Radio Varieties (March 1940).

----------, ----------. DCC, 17, No. 4 (September 1981), 3.

"But come what may in criticism, on the screen or on NBC, I have seldom relished a role as much as this one. It must be the English in me."


C19265. "Sherlock Holmes Solves the Rathbone Murder," Click Magazine (May 1942), 40-41.

A picture story of three Rathbones: Basil the Butler, Basil the Wealthy Master, and Basil the Holmes.


C19266. Shipman, David. "Basil Rathbone," The Great Movie Stars: The Golden Years, [by] David Shipman. New revised ed. [New York]: Hill and Wang, [1979]. p. 463-466. illus.

A detailed career survey, including the names of all Rathbone's films and an analysis of his critical and financial success.


C19267. Shreffler, Philip A. "Basil Rathbone: Different Clay," BSC, 1, No. 4 (October 1981), 6.

There are two Sherlock Holmeses: the literary Holmes and the cinematic Holmes -- Basil Rathbone. "He is Sherlock Holmes as much as Sherlock Holmes, but made of different clay."


C19268. Ward, Pat. "The Curse of Rathbone," SHR, 4, No. 1 (1992), 26-35. illus.

A moving and informative biography of the Sherlock Holmes on the occasion of his 100th birthday (June 13, 1892), with a cover photograph of the actor as Holmes.


C19269. Wiggins, Elizabeth. "Why Basil Still Rules the Sherlockian Film World ... He Was the Ideal Holmes!" SHG, No. 5 (Summer 1992), 17-18.

A tribute to mark the centenary of the actor's birth.


Nicholas Rowe


C19270. Lefebve, Julie. "Rowe Faces a Few Holmes Truths in His Acting Career," Video Week (February 16, 1987), 42. illus.

An interview with the young actor who portrayed Holmes in Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear.


George C. Scott


C19271. Harbinson, Allen. George C. Scott: The Man, the Actor, and the Legend. New York City: Pinnacle Books, [March 1977]. 238, [5] p. illus. (No. 40-012)

A biography with coverage of They Might Be Giants (p. 4-5, 164-166, 182, 1947, 233) and a Sherlockian reference to The List of Adrian Messenger (p. 108).


Martin Shaw


C19272. Wilson, Paul. "From Doyle to Doyle," Photoplay (April 1983), 58-59. illus.

An interview with the actor who played Doyle in TV's The Professionals and Sir Henry Baskerville in TV's Houn with Ian Richardson.


Norman Shelley


C19273. Howe, David. "Radio's Doctor Watson," SHJ, 15, No. 2 (Summer 1981), 64. illus.

An obituary for Norman Shelley (February 16, 1903 -- August 22, 1980).


Gale Sondergaard


C19274. Folkart, Burt A. "Gale Sondergaard, Famed for Film Villain Roles, Dies," Los Angeles Times (August 16, 1985), 3, 32. illus.

Gale Sondergaard died on August 14. She won an Oscar for best supporting actress for Anthony Adverse (1936) and nominated for Anna and the King of Siam (1948), but is best known in the Sherlockian world for her fine performance as Adrea Spedding in Sherlock Holmes and the Spider Woman (1944).


C19275. Hadleigh, Boze. "Last Kiss of the Spider Woman: Gale Sondergaard," Scarlet Street, No. 11 (Summer 1993), 24-26, 28, 30. illus.

This is the full text of the actress's last interview in 1984. Portions of the interview first appeared in a Japanese magazine in 1985.


C19276. Kaplan, Peter W. "Gale Sondergaard, Actress," The New York Times (August 16, 1985), D15.

"Played villainesses in films."


John Stanley


C19277. Coughlin, William P. "John Stanley Was Radio Personality, Actor -- At 79," Boston Sunday Globe (December 5, 1982), 95.

During 1947-1949 Stanley portrayed Holmes on the Mutual Broadcasting System, Station WOR in New York City.


Nigel Stock


C19278. -- B4315. Search, Gay. "Meet Dr. Watson," Radio Times (October 24, 1968), 42. illus.

"Nigel Stock seems to have been destined to play the part of assistant to the great Sherlock Holmes."


C19279. -- B4316. Wells, George. "Where Sherlock's Dr. Watson Drops in for His Keep-Fit `Tonic,'" Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel (January 21, 1977). illus.

One of the most famous members of coach Tom Conroy's physical fitness club at Boughey Hall, Audley, is Nigel Stock.


C19280. Craze, Anthony. "The Actor with a GP Locked Inside," Pulse International [London] (March 28, 1981). illus.

An interview with veteran actor Nigel Stock, "who chose the boards rather than the surgery to stage his career, though he has been called upon to act the GP role many times."


C19281. "Nigel Stock," The Times (June 24, 1986), 18. illus.

"A thoroughly reliable player who lent distinction to every aspect of the theatrical repertoire, from Shakespeare through Chekhov to modern farce, he will probably be best remembered for his television portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories."


C19282. "Nigel Stock," The New York Times (June 24, 1986), I, 25.

----------, PPofFC, No. 85 (September 1986), 3.

An obituary.


C19283. Utechin, Nicholas. "Nigel Stock, 1919-1986," SHJ, 18, No. 1 (Winter 1986), 1.

A tribute to the actor who portrayed Watson on television, radio, records, and the stage for some twenty years.


C19284. Utechin, Nicholas. "`The' Watson," SHJ, 16, No. 3 (Winter 1983), 74-76. illus.

"Transcript of an interview recorded by Nicholas Utechin with Nigel Stock -- surely by common consent the best Dr. Watson of his generation in the media -- in his dressing room at the Chipping Norton Theatre on 18 August 1983. Mr. Stock, now aged 64, was touring with his one-man presentation of `221b.'"


Fritz Weaver


C19285. "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Extraordinary Discoveries," Gentlemen's Quarterly, 34, No. 1 (February 1965), 58-67. illus.

"Some remarkable fashion ideas for the current year hunted down by the greatest detective of them all -- here played by the star of the new musical Baker Street -- Fritz Weaver."


Orson Welles


C19286. "Orson Welles Is Dead at 70; Innovator of Film and Stage," The New York Times (October 11, 1985), A1, B6. illus.

In 1938 Welles adapted Gillette's Sherlock Holmes and played the title role in the broadcast on his Mercury Theatre on the Air (DB4583), and in 1954 he portrayed Moriarty in the BBC broadcast of Fina (DA5338).


Alan Wheatley


C19287. Davies, David Stuart. "Alan Wheatley," The Ritual, No. 8 (Autumn 1991), 36.

A tribute to the actor who portrayed Holmes in the BBC series in 1951. Watson was played by Raymond Francis, and the stories (Empt, Scan, Dyin, Reig, RedH, and Seco) were dramatized by Caroline Lejeune.


Paxton Whitehead


C19288. Hirschfeld, Albert. "Paxton Whitehead in `The Crucifer of Blood,'" Hirschfeld, by Hirschfeld. Introduction by John Russell. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., [1979]. p. 99.

A drawing of Whitehead as Holmes that first appeared in The New York Times, January 5, 1979.


C19289. Roman, Robert C. "Paxton Whitehead Finds a Dandy Part in Sherlock Holmes," Etcetera: The Sunday Record Magazine (April 1, 1979), 3, 15, illus.

With a cover illustration of Holmes and Watson by Rod Eyer.

An interview with "Broadway's latest sleuth."


Rosalie Williams


C19290. Valley, Richard. "Holmes' Sweet Home," Scarlet Street, No. 8 (Fall 1992), 24, 26-27, 29. (Baker Street Regular)

An interview with Rosalie Williams, the landlady in the television series starring Jeremy Brett.


C19291. Williams, Rosalie. "Rosalie Williams on Mrs. Hudson," With an introduction by Jean Upton. SMuse, 9, No. 2 (Winter 1990), 17-21. illus.

The actress relates her experiences in playing Mrs. Hudson against Jeremy Brett's Holmes in the popular Granada television series.


Douglas Wilmer


C19292. -- B4317. Nichols, Beverley. "I Meet the Living Spirit of Sherlock Holmes," Woman's Own (October 22, 1966), 43. (My World)

An interview with Douglas Wilmer comparing the gadgets of James Bond to the genius of Sherlock Holmes. Includes a photograph of Wilmer whose "portrayal has a thoroughness of Holmes himself."


C19293. -- B4318. Phillips, Philip. "Holmes Turns Up as One of His Rivals," The Sun [London] (February 12, 1973). illus.

Wilmer portrays Professor Van Dusen in The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes on BBC ITV.


C19294. Mitchelson, Austin. "An Actor's Memories of Sherlock Holmes," SHJ, 15, No. 2 (Summer 1981), 51-54. illus.

Transcript of an interview with Douglas Wilmer, who portrayed Holmes on the BBC television in the 1960's, broadcast on Radio Orwell (Ipswich), August 20, 1980. Mr. Wilmer runs a wine bar in Woodbridge, Suffolk, called Sherlock's.


C19295. Weller, Philip, ed. "Under the Deerstalker and Other Hats": Conversations with Douglas Wilmer. [Doncaster, South Yorkshire]: The Franco-Midland Hardware Company, October 1990. 23 p. illus. (Share Issue No. 1)

Limited to 200 numbered copies.

"This Company Share Issue is the transcript of an interview of an Honorary Director of The Franco-Midland Hardware Company, Douglas Wilmer. The interview took place at The 7% Convention, the first international Sherlock Holmes convention held in Britain, at the Shepperton Moat House Hotel on Saturday 25 August 1990."


Ian Wolfe


C19296. Nepodahl, Lawrence P. "My Friend, Ian Wolfe," L.O.T.M.M.G. (April 1992), 4-6. illus.

Reminiscences of an actor who appeared in over 200 movies, including four Holmes films for Universal Studios.


Arthur Wontner


C19297. -- A5097. Helling, Cornelis. "Some Reminiscences of Arthur Wontner," BSJ, 11, No. 4 (December 1961), 198.

"The late Arthur Wontner, who was the Sherlock Holmes of the Screen, was also one of the most distinguished Honorary Members of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London, and if ever there was a man who deserved this honour it was certainly he."


C19298. -- A5098. [Howlett, Anthony D.] "Mr. Arthur Wontner," SHJ, 1, No. 2 (September 1952), 13, 12; 5, No. 1 (Winter 1960), 25-26.

A tribute to an honorary member of the Society for his outstanding portrayal of the Master.


C19299. -- B4319. "Arthur Wontner, a British Actor, 85," The New York Times (July 12, 1960), 35.

"Player in 250 stage roles during 60 years dies -- On U.S. screen, TV." (Subtitle)


C19300. Lucas, William D. "Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes," Classic Images, No. 95 (May 1983), 41. illus.

----------. ----------, CPBook, 6, No. 4 (December 1983), 623.

Wontner was 55 years old when he appeared in his first Sherlock Holmes film in 1931. Although he was older than the Holmes of the Canonical tales, Wontner was viewed by critics as "the perfect Holmes." He had a great resemblance to Paget's illustrations of the detective, and was said to be Doyle's personal choice for the role. This brief article includes a useful filmography.


John Wood


C19301. -- B4320. "Sherlock Holmes: Star John Wood Sleuths the Sleuth," Vogue, 165, No. 2 (February 1975), 134-135, 184.

The actor talks about himself and the detective. With a full-page photograph of Wood and Locke.



George Zucco


C19302. -- B4321. Hoffman, Eric L. "Professor Moriarty -- George Zucco," The History of Sherlock Holmes in Stage, Films, T.V. & Radio Since 1899 (1975), 20. (E-GO Collectors Series, No. 1)

A "case file" on the actor's film roles, including the Napoleon of Crime in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. "George Zucco was truly one of the most dastardly, delightfully diabolical Moriartys to grace the screen."

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