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100 Year Old Sherlock Holmes Film Found!

Before there was Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Downey Junior, Jeremy Brett, or even the great Basil Rathbone, there was one actor the world felt embodied Sherlock Holmes the best: William Gilette. The Sidney Paget drawings many grew up seeing in their copies of the Holmes novels, were based on Gilette. He performed as Sherlock Holmes in many plays on the London stage and was a major hit. None of his performances of Holmes on film have ever been available. So the news that a rediscovered copy of one of his few film performances has just been made, is major cause for Sherlockian joy!

Click on the Variety graphic below to learn more about the discovery!

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