I love this signed photo of Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sherlock Holmes author has a phenomenal handlebar moustache and must have preened it prior to having the photo taken. While we’re talking about the great man, here is a video of Conan Doyle from 1928 discussing his famous detective with an appearance from Doyle’s dog. [...]
Lydia Davis has won the 2013 Man Booker International Prize for her very short stories. A 1928 film of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle discussing Sherlock Holmes (with a cameo appearance by Doyle’s dog). Allen Ginsberg’s “Celestial Homework” for his class on beat poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Show More Summary
Elementary has gotten some flak for being the "lesser" modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But now that its first season is over, we're realizing this show understands the Arthur Conan Doyle canon — it's just not afraid to ask questions. Here's why Elementary is the Sherlock Holmes we never knew we always needed. Read more...
The second season premiere of CBS’ crime drama Elementary will be filming in London, marking the first time the series has shot on location outside of New York. The series, which is a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes, is not only set in the United States, but also features a female Watson [...]Show More Summary
From Penn News: A select group of local young authors is looking to unlock a mystery. Following in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who penned Sherlock Holmes, or Agatha Christie, who wrote Murder on the Orient Express, a small group of up-and-coming mystery writers headed to the Penn Museum in April to research [...]
I'm a bit obsessed with Sherlock Holmes. I haven't read any Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in awhile so my memory is sketchy when it comes to any pure recollection of the Holmes canon. But given the tweaking the stories have seen thanks to so...Show More Summary
Watson and Holmes by Karl Bollers and Rick Leonardi is a comic book reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as African Americans in New York City’s Harlem district. The project, which claims to be the “first African-American Sherlock Holmes series” is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. via Baker [...]
The signed manuscript of a patriotic poem by the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, is to be sold in Part I of The Roy Davids Collection III: Poetry: Poetical Manuscripts and Portraits of Poets at Bonhams New Bond Street on 10 April. Show More Summary
Which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tale will inspire the Sherlock season 3 premiere? You know, the episode that’s sure to
Robbo sez, "The Independent Filmmaker Project has a great post examining the nonsense which continues to surround Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most loved character, Sherlock Holmes (now 125 years old), and whether he resides not just at 221B Baker Street - but also in the public domain." According to the lawsuit all the Sherlock [...]
We all have our favorite books that we can (and do!) read over and over again. I can certainly name several: Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur; Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles; and Keith Waterhouse’s Billy Liar. And then there’s The...
Here are some things about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle you can learn from this questionnaire: he used the word “ditto;” he reserved his greatest admiration for “men who do their duty without fuss;” and he seems to have been quite happy with...Show More Summary
Some stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes and his associates are still under U.S. copyright, but most (50 of them) are public domain. The Conan Doyle estate, however, has made royalty rumblings over the use of the characters in new imaginative works, and one author has now gone to federal court seeking [...]Show More Summary
An expert in all-things "elementary" claims the author's relatives have no right to demand licensing fees, as the Holmes universe is now public domain. News by Christopher Shultz By now, we're all too familiar with long-dead authors' estates suing people and organizations for various reasons. Show More Summary
A scholar of Sherlock Holmes has filed a lawsuit against the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate arguing that, since most copyright laws on the Holmes stories have expired, the public should be free to use Conan Doyle’s characters without paying...Show More Summary
The greatest detective in the world has, for more than a century, been under the protection of Arthur Conan Doyle and that author's heirs. But one scholar believes it's time for Sherlock Holmes to be set free. Long a fixture of the popular imagination, the time may have come for him to belong to the public as well.
A little over three years ago, we had a discussion concerning whether or not Sherlock Holmes was in the public domain. By our understanding of the law, the character absolutely is in the public domain. There is one remaining book --Show More Summary
Scholar Leslie S. Klinger has filed a civil suit in federal court against the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, hoping to prove that “Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are no longer protected by federal copyright laws.” The suit was filed in the U.S. Show More Summary
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle decided to try his hand at writing detective stories, he was determined that chance would play little or no role in the solution of the crime. Sherlock Holmes would reason his way to the answer using both old and new forensic methods.
‘Sherlock Holmes for iPad’ packages five of Arthur Conan Doyle's popular Sherlock Holmes stories into a digital format, and embellishes them with music, artwork and even some interactive parts.