News,Events,Books,Thoughts from Janet Rudolph
Fascinating...wondering if the guy holding the camera might be Thomas Edison? Probably not. At any rate, wonderful to see this. My City for Ransom and sequels is set in the time period, and my 1912 chapters in my work in progress, Titanic 2012 drags in Conan Doyle's name as it comes up along with Sherlock and Watson. Doyle was a terrific author with wonderful stories. I love it that he got letters addressed to Holmes and "his rathe stupid friend" Watson!Rob Walker
Wow. Thank you Janet, that is just incredible.
A rare opportunity! Thanks for sharing, Janet.Lou Allin
Where did you ever find this? Thanks so much for this post, and for Rob for pointing it out.I wondered what his right hand was doing throughout, then at the end realized he was petting his dog's head. What a great little buddy.
Thank you for posting this, Janet. Don't you love the rolled "r's"! I had heard of Dr. Bell before, but this is truly memorable.
Pretty spectacular to see.. and listen to..
Hello @ Mystery Fanfare, Scoop! Hat tip indeed. The maestro of detective fiction. Never ever heard Conan Doyle speak on film before and am bowled over by his strong Edinburgh accent. Fascinating to hear him describe his creative methods for the invention of Sherlock Holmes and some of his own history. Just sublime! Many, many thanks,
Definitely a find. I also loved hearing his accent. It's strange that Doyle doesn't see the contradiction between writing about a very logical man, Sherlock, who in one of the stories says something to the effect that the world is populated enough, ghosts need not apply, and his own belief in said ghosts.
Fascinating, indeed. He's quite an impressive fellow. I think his style of detective who reasons out the clues is still the model today.
What a wonderful find! Everything was so clear, including dog. Loved his remarks on observation and found his POV on spiritualism interesting. Seances did seem to bring some comfort with so much death in WWI and the Civil War but I thought it intriguing that he actually bought into it.
A marvelous example of a reader who didn't find what he was looking for in fiction -- so he wrote it himself! Thanks for posting this, Janet.Suzanne Adair
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