Thursday, October 02, 2014

Lost film of the first Sherlock Holmes rediscovered

Variety reports:
A nearly 100-year-old silent film version of “Sherlock Holmes” starring famed Holmes thespian and American actor William Gillette has been discovered at the Cinémathèque Française, the French film archive announced Wednesday. 
The rediscovered film is the only one Gillette ever appeared in, and is the actor’s only surviving appearance as the Baker Street detective, a role for which he was world-renowned in stage portrayals. 
It was Gillette who first donned the deerstalker hat that has remained popular through generations of Holmes performers.

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