Welcome to all my new followers. I hope you enjoy the blog.
I hope to get another post up soon, but in the meantime I’d like to share this 1927 interview (monologue, really) of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, and about his interest in spiritualism.
The sound quality isn’t that great, but it’s very cool to hear the voice of Conan Doyle coming to us across the years. The video is housed at the Internet Archive, but I found it at the Public Domain Review. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t allow embeds from archive.org — thank goodness it’s also on YouTube.
If you click through on the Public Domain Review link, be sure to scroll down to see their other featured public domain films, including an early Alfred Hitchcock (The Lodger), and the 1952 Academy award winning The Snows of Kilimanjaro (with Gregory Peck).