A thorough study of the earliest origins of cinema to the stars, comedians and directors who became popular from the late-Victorian era to the end of the 1920s, and includes a look at the earliest Hollywood scandals of the time, a handy guide to the art of cinema's silent years in Hollywood and across the globe. Contains a FREE bonus DVD featuring examples of work from the silent cinema greats.
Who is Holmes? The world's most famous detective? A drug addict with a heart as cold as ice? A millstone around the neck of his creator? He's all of these things and much, much more. An iconic fictional creation, inseparable from his partner-in-crime Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes has charmed and fascinated millions of people around the world since his first appearance over a century ago. This book takes a look at the extensive collection of Sherlock stories penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as some of the sleuth's stage and screen incarnations.