Sherlock Holmes (1930). Fine/Very Fine. Theater Wi...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSherlock Holmes (1930). Fine/Very Fine. Theater Window Card (14" X 21").
A four-act play written by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes premiered in New York City on November 6, 1899. Gillette's Holmes was the first to utter "Elementary, my dear Watson," a phrase that never appears in Conan Doyle's stories. The full quotation is, "Oh, this is elementary, my dear Watson." It was also Gillette who introduced the famous curved pipe as a trademark Holmes prop. A very rare find from a historic last run of the actor's most famous role. This is a window card for the play's run at Ford's Theatre in Baltimore in 1930 in what is advertised as Gillette's "Farewell to the Stage." Artwork by Steele and printed by Carey & Sons, NYC. The lovely card has a small chip from the upper right corner as well as lower left corner. There is a center horizontal fold which has been supported on the verso with tape. Fine/Very Fine.
Estimate: $600 - $1,200.
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