Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Holmes on the Stage: Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone portrayed Sherlock Holmes many times on film, television and radio. Yet strangely, he appeared only once as the famous sleuth on the stage (giving a mere three performances in the play). After a try-out performance at the Majestic Theatre, Boston, 'Sherlock Holmes' opened on the 30th October 1953 at the New Century Theatre, New York. The play, which was written by Basil's wife Ouida, closed the following day.

Promotion photo with Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes) and Jack Raine (Doctor Watson)

 Rathbone and Raine with Terrence Kilburn (Walker)

 Rathbone with Thomas Gomez (Professor Moriarty) and Jarmila Novotna (Irene Adler)

Friday, 14 February 2014

Don't Be Unkind, 221B Mine

The circle is red,
the carbuncle is blue,
Valentine's wishes from Sherlock,
and his good friend Watson too.

Happy Valentine's day.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Out With the Old Year and in With the New

Happy Chinese New Year.
Mirroring two of Conan Doyle's best stories we have moved from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse. Roll on 2020 when the Year of the Rat is upon us.

Horses: Dangerous at Both Ends and Crafty in the Middle