SHERLOCK HOLMES Movie Poster Book A Must Have for Collectors

22 Feb 2018 | Added by John Reid

Elementary Art: 100 Years of Sherlock Holmes Paperback
by William S Major

 

This is a must have for all vintage movie poster collectors. The book features 350 wonderful images from what must surely be the most comprehensive collection of Sherlock Holmes posters ever assembled. Included are some incredibly rare images of lobby cards and posters that are rarely, if ever seen.

 

The book chronicles over 100 years of movie posters and images from Sherlock Holmes films, spanning silent pictures to present day. Along with great Sherlock images, Holmes’ impact on popular culture through the years is highlighted through multiple Holmesian inspired parody film poster images like Benny Hill's Who Dun It.

 

Among the posters featured are images of several Australian daybills including The Sign of Four, The House of Fear, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon and more. These daybills are incredibly scarce.

 

It is interesting to see how many actors have portrayed the Super Sleuth over the years from the early years of William Gillette, Arthur Wontner and Basil Rathbone to more recent years.

 

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is as poplular as ever and William Major's book is a rare insight into the movie poster images from the films and stage plays.

 

You can purchase the book directly through Amazon ...

Elementary Art: 100 Years of Sherlock Holmes


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