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Sherlock Holmes and John Watson: The Day They Met 50 New Ways the World's Most Legendary Partnership Might Have Begun: Amazon.co.uk: Wendy C. Fries: Books

mid0nz:

THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

WENDY FRIES aka ATLIN MERRICK atlinmerrick HAS A BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. 

bencumber:

From the reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., A Study in Scarlet (1887)
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bencumber:

From the reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., A Study in Scarlet (1887)


” In the eyes of many, Holmes lives ever on : by warm firesides, on cozy sofas, in dark, flashlight-lit bedrooms, in the back yards during summer afternoons, in large armchairs on rainy days, in libraries and classrooms, in conversation, and in our living rooms,…he lives on, as we read”
– Vincent Starrett

” In the eyes of many, Holmes lives ever on : by warm firesides, on cozy sofas, in dark, flashlight-lit bedrooms, in the back yards during summer afternoons, in large armchairs on rainy days, in libraries and classrooms, in conversation, and in our living rooms,…he lives on, as we read”

– Vincent Starrett

(Source: annyskod)

ghostbees:

Promotional illustration I did for this spooky Holmes event!

ghostbees:

Promotional illustration I did for this spooky Holmes event!

petrichoriousparalian:

daysofstorm:

lyndsayfaye:

YOU REALLY ACTUALLY MEAN I GET TO SEE THE LOST 1916 SHERLOCK HOLMES FILM??????
"The film will be restored for viewing by European and American audiences, under the supervision of film restorer and SFSFF Board President Robert Byrne, who said, “‘It’s an amazing privilege to work with these reels that have been lost for generations. William Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes has ranked among the holy grails of lost film and my first glimpse of the footage confirms Gillette’s magnetism. Audiences are going to be blown away when they see the real Sherlock Holmes on screen for the first time.’"
According to the Cinematheque, “[This] is a complete nitrate duplicate that, to date, appears to be unique. Originally intended for the French operations, it contains duplicate French intertitles, and annotations of hues. The latter feature is still surprising because Essanay films have rarely been exploited in color in the United States. It seems therefore plausible that color version was created specifically for France. [The duplicate]  is currently being restored by the French Cinematheque digital and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, an organization with which we have restored American films of our collections for 2 years now. This restoration is made ​​possible through the generous support of individuals who are passionate about Sherlock Holmes.”
Read the entire interview with restorer Robert Byrne here via I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere…


and this is the story of how we all died.

I JUST SHRIEKED SO LOUD MY LANDLORD WAS OUTSIDE THE OPEN WINDOW AND HE CALLED MY PHONE TO MAKE SURE I WAS ALL RIGHT OMGI JUST TOLD HIM I SCARED MYSELF AND THAT HE DIDNT NEED TO WORRYHOW DO I LIVE THIS DOWN
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petrichoriousparalian:

daysofstorm:

lyndsayfaye:

YOU REALLY ACTUALLY MEAN I GET TO SEE THE LOST 1916 SHERLOCK HOLMES FILM??????

"The film will be restored for viewing by European and American audiences, under the supervision of film restorer and SFSFF Board President Robert Byrne, who said, “‘It’s an amazing privilege to work with these reels that have been lost for generations. William Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes has ranked among the holy grails of lost film and my first glimpse of the footage confirms Gillette’s magnetism. Audiences are going to be blown away when they see the real Sherlock Holmes on screen for the first time.’"

According to the Cinematheque, “[This] is a complete nitrate duplicate that, to date, appears to be unique. Originally intended for the French operations, it contains duplicate French intertitles, and annotations of hues. The latter feature is still surprising because Essanay films have rarely been exploited in color in the United States. It seems therefore plausible that color version was created specifically for France. [The duplicate]  is currently being restored by the French Cinematheque digital and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, an organization with which we have restored American films of our collections for 2 years now. This restoration is made ​​possible through the generous support of individuals who are passionate about Sherlock Holmes.”

Read the entire interview with restorer Robert Byrne here via I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere…

and this is the story of how we all died.

I JUST SHRIEKED SO LOUD MY LANDLORD WAS OUTSIDE THE OPEN WINDOW AND HE CALLED MY PHONE TO MAKE SURE I WAS ALL RIGHT OMG

I JUST TOLD HIM I SCARED MYSELF AND THAT HE DIDNT NEED TO WORRY

HOW DO I LIVE THIS DOWN

double-zero-agent-alison:

Traditional oil portraits of Holmes by Aly Fell and Frederic Dorr Steele, fine art illustration by Iban Barrenetxia.


the first and the last.

the first and the last.

(Source: surecocksherlock)

otterymary:

I had no idea that you would be so affected

otterymary:

I had no idea that you would be so affected

hellmandraws:

That detective fellow. You know the one.
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hellmandraws:

That detective fellow. You know the one.

bakerstreetbabes:


Sherlock Holmes by Fernando Vicente

gorgeous!

bakerstreetbabes:

Sherlock Holmes by Fernando Vicente

gorgeous!