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Cook Islands To Issue Detective Conan Coins

Cook Islands To Issue Detective Conan Coins

“… looking as delighted as a child with a new toy.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) The government of the Cook Islands announced in late July that they would be striking two coins to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan. In 1994, a Japanese detective manga series called Detective Conan was launched and since that time over… Continue Reading

Dressed to Kill (1946)

Dressed to Kill (1946)

“A printing press – a counterfeiter’s outfit …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) Seventy years ago, June 7, 1946 to be precise, the movie Dressed to Kill premiered. This was the last of the 14 films that starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. The last 3 minutes of the film does have a… Continue Reading

City of London’s Medal Of The Tower Bridge Opening

City of London’s Medal Of The Tower Bridge Opening

“Now we are on the bridge.” – The Sign of Four (SIGN) London’s Tower Bridge has featured prominently in many of the film and television adaptions of various Sherlock Holmes stories.  Yet, it was never specifically mentioned by name in any of the 60 stories that make up the Canon. From 1832 to 1902, the… Continue Reading

Faces of Holmes: Roger Moore

Faces of Holmes: Roger Moore

“… possible actors in this drama …” – The Adventure of The Second Stain (SECO) Roger Moore, the British actor known mainly for his 12 years portraying James Bond and before that was television’s The Saint, portrayed Sherlock Holmes in the 1976 made for television movie Sherlock Holmes in New York. Moore has been decorated four times in the… Continue Reading

Faces of The Woman: Charlotte Rampling

Faces of The Woman: Charlotte Rampling

“… I have been trained as an actress myself.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Charlotte Rampling got her start in acting during the 1960’s, being an extra in the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night. With a few other acting roles, she landed the role of Meredith in Georgy Girl. She would expand her repertoire with French and… Continue Reading

Faces of Moriarty: John Huston

Faces of Moriarty: John Huston

“… the actor in some strange drama …” – The Adventure of The Yellow Face (YELL) John Huston was an Oscar winning screenwriter, director and actor with a career that spanned over 50 years. Many of the films he was involved with are considered classics – The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

“He had come to New York …” – The Adventure of The Red Circle (REDC) Roger Moore donned the deerstalker for his portrayal of the great detective in Sherlock Holmes In New York for the NBC Monday Night at the Movies that was shown on October 18, 1976. Moore took time off from filming his James… Continue Reading

A German Stock Certificate for Sherlockian Film Maker Richard Oswald

A German Stock Certificate for Sherlockian Film Maker Richard Oswald

”  … dabbling with stocks …” – The Adventure of The Naval Treaty (NAVA) Deutsche Wertpapierauktionen GmbH, a German auction house specializing in collectible stocks and bonds, is offering a stock certificate with a tie-in to Sherlock Holmes in its Auction 13, taking place on January 7, 2016. Pictured above is Lot 725 of that auction, a stock… Continue Reading

Steven Spielberg Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom

Steven Spielberg Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom

“… one of the most honoured.” – The Adventure of The Dancing Men (DANC) At a White House ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama honored film director Steven Spielberg, and 16 others, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian award from the United States government. “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who… Continue Reading

Film: The Copper Beeches (1912)

Film: The Copper Beeches (1912)

“We were to go to the theatre.” – The Adventure of The Bruce Partington Plans (BRUC) As Frank Mentzel commented, in this month’s Data! Data! Data! column, the first on-screen version of The Copper Beeches was in 1912. Georges Treville travelled to London from Paris to star in a series of 8 films as Sherlock Holmes for Eclair… Continue Reading