SHERLOCK HOLMES

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HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE- HALF SHEET (1939)
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE- HALF SHEET (1939) $10,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28” (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet A, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie, Lionel Atwell, John Carradine, dir: Sidney Lanfield; Twentieth Century Fox. The most famous movie team of Holmes and Watson were Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, and this, was their first.  So popular were they that they were asked to do a radio series while making the films over the next few years.  This story had them dealing with a supernatural dog.  That scary dog is present on...

PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945)
PURSUIT TO ALGIERS (1945) $350.00

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosaling Ivan, Morton Lowry, dir: Roy William Neil; Universal. In this Sherlock Holmes mystery, Holmes and Watson are hired to escort an heir to a royal throne, whose father has just been assassinated aboard a ship full of assassins plotting against the heir. Filmed on Little Europe Street at Universal's backlot, the script included a number of references to mysteries in Sir Conan Doyle's books. It was the twelfth of the 14 Sherlock Holmes films.

Really clean card. The pinholes at top left...

RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE (1929)
RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE (1929) $300.00

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Clive Brook, H. Reeves-Smith, Betty Lawford, Charles Hay, Phillips Holmes, Donald Crisp, dir: Basil Dean; Paramount. The very first Sherlock Holmes film to be produced with sound, and in which the immortal line "Elementary, my dear Watson," was uttered on-screen (though it does not appear in the writings of Arthur Canon Doyle).

Made at the Paramount Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York and employing actors of the theatre, this early Holmes effort is an antique curiosity today, full of gadgets and gizmos...

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