The estate of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have filed a copyright and trademark lawsuit against Miramax for the movie, Mr. Holmes. The film stars Sir Ian McKellen (pictured, via) as an elderly Sherlock Holmes. The story for this film...Show More Summary
As explained in this Variety article from last year, the fight to determine whether or not Sherlock Holmes should be in the public domain has been (unsurprisingly) pretty heated. On one side, you have the people who control the estate of Holmes-creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Show More Summary
The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes series of books, has initiated a lawsuit against Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon. The estate contends that the film Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes, violates copyright laws by infringing on those stories still protected. Show More Summary
What would the Great Detective have Dr. Watson and the Baker Street Irregulars do with this case? On the eve of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author's often litigious Estate...Show More Summary
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/PD-1923 On September 1, 1907, the New York Times wrote: It looks as if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will eventually come to be considered an even greater detective than he made out Sherlock Holmes to be. Doyle,...Show More Summary
“What the novel needs again is tension. And the best source for that tension is serialization.” An argument for bringing back the serialized novel in the spirit of Dickens, Thackeray and Arthur Conan Doyle from The Washington Post.
On the afternoon of March 27, 1904, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was driving home from a day of playing golf with his brother, Innes, when he turned too quickly into his driveway and clipped a gatepost. The collision sent the car careening up a grassy bank inside the gate and it flipped over, trapping both him and his brother underneath. Show More Summary
The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In September of 1914, as the armies of Europe were engaged in the...Show More Summary
Few people, who have read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, can forget those immortal words uttered by Dr. James Mortimer to the world’s most famous fictional detective: “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” It may...
Baskerville -- excuse me, I mean to say Ken Ludwig's Baskerville, as it's correctly called -- is a crackerjack adaptation of, you've already guessed, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, at Princeton's McCarter Theatre only for the rest of this week. Show More Summary
Deadline recently reported that FOX has picked up Houdini and Doyle, a brand new period drama that pairs the great illusionist Harry Houdini and the legendary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle together to investigate supernatural mysteries of their own time. The 10-episode series was developed by Sony Pictures and created by David Titcher with director David […]
Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. It’s Armchair Audies season. In addition to judging the Literary Fiction 2015 […]
Fox is exploring the relationship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, reports TVLine. The network has bought, and sent straight to series, the 10-episode supernatural crime drama “Houdini and Doyle”. The project is inspired by the real-life friendship between the illusionist and the author famous for bringing life to Sherlock Holmes. In the […]
Illusionist Harry Houdini and author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will soon be putting their heads together for a set of fictional adventures in a new TV series simply called Houdini and Doyle. No, this isn?t something that Adult Swim has cooked up for their late night lineups.Click To Continue Reading
Yep, it's official: the creators of The Librarian and House are joining forces for a 10-episode series about "the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini." And the two iconic figures will be solving crimes of the supernatural variety. Read more...
Sherlock Holmes Creator & Harry Houdini Team Up To Fight Supernatural Crime!! Fox Orders 10 Episodes of HOUDINI & DOYLE!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Apparently Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were great friends...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural crime drama inspired by the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini is headed to the small screen in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. I’ve learned...Show More Summary
The letters from Staffordshire police unveil a hidden agenda to foil the author’s pursuit of justice. News by Raine Winters Image via The Guardian Today we know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be the author famous for penning the tales of Sherlock Holmes. Show More Summary
“Newly discovered documents show that the Staffordshire police fabricated evidence to try to discredit Arthur Conan Doyle’s investigation into the curious case of George Edalji, a Birmingham solicitor accused of maiming horses and sending poison-pen letters at the turn of the 20th century.”
A cache of archival letters being auctioned in England show that Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, was the subject of a police conspiracy. Dastardly!