SHERLOCK HOLMES

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[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)] "THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. 28 July - 4 August 1945. $1,750.00 SOLD

113 leaves (modified somewhat by revised inserts). 4to, white and blue stock. Bradbound in mimeographed wrappers. A few small chips and  tears at wrapper edges, lower wrapper recycled from another contemporary  script (at the time, due to wartime paper conservation), pencil signature on wrapper and first leaf, fine in vg+ wrappers.

Vintage original script, an unspecified, but revised pre-production draft of this adaptation of the

Holmes/Watson characters to the screen. Inserted revises on blue paper span The period...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work)]: "SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK" [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON] 22 May - 17 June 1942 $2,000.00 SOLD

SHERLOCK HOLMES FIGHTS BACK"  SCREENPLAY BY SCOTT DARLING & EDWARD T. LOWE BASED ON A FREE ADAPTATION OF "THE DANCING MAN" BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE [released as: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 22 May - 17 June 1942.

[1],110 leaves plus numerous numbered or lettered revised inserts or appended leaves. Quarto. Original carbon typescript on rectos only of onion skin stock...

[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945.
[Doyle, Arthur Conan (source work] “THE FUGITIVE" SCREENPLAY BY LEONARD LEE [released as PURSUIT TO ALGIERS]. [Los Angeles: Universal Pictures], 25 April 1945. $2,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original script, 109 leaves, 4to, carbon typescript, typed on rectos only of onionskin marked in red: "Contract Copy." Punched for brad binding in typescript wrappers (brads not present). Some creasing and small tears to some margins, small chip to upper wrapper at top edge, otherwise very good.

 Vintage original script, an early pre-production draft of this adaptation of the Holmes/Watson characters to the screen, here present in an unusual, privileged form. 

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ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES /OVERSIZE HERALD (1939)
ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES /OVERSIZE HERALD (1939) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11” (42 x 27 cm.) deluxe herald, two sided, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshall, George Zucco. dir: Alfred L. Werker; Twentieth Century Fox.  In this mystery thriller, Holmes was up against professor Moriarty (Zucco) who has a grand scheme to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. This was the second of the 14 films in which Rathbone played Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional consulting detective Holmes. Rathbone had previously been so typecast as a villain that he especially loved the chance to...

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

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 SOLD

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 SOLD

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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