• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH SHERLOCK HOLMES SOCIETY IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A PILGRIMAGE TO SWITZERLAND "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES".

  • Description

    THE BRITISH SHERLOCK HOLMES SOCIETY IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A PILGRIMAGE TO SWITZERLAND "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES". ABOUT 100 PEOPLE - SOME 40 OF THEM EQUIPPED WITH CLOTHES OF THE 1890'S - ARE ON A TOUR OF SWITZERLAND RE-ENACTING SCENES FROM THE HOLMES STORIES. THE DISTINGUISHED CAST INCUDES THE HEAD OF BRITAIN'S DIPLOMATIC SERVICE, LAWYERS, RETIRED ARMY OFFICERS, AND NUMEROUS OTHERS - ALL DEVOTEES OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S FICTICIOUS PRIVATE DETECTIVE.

    THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SOCIETY MEMBERS HAVE A CROWDED SCHEDULE. YESTERDAY WAS AN IMPORTANT DAY OF THE TOUR BECAUSE THEY VISITED THE SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM WHICH IS INCORPORATED IN THE HOME OF THE AUTHOR'S SON, MR. ADRIAN CONON DOYLE.

    THE LAST ENACTMENT ON THE TOUR WILL BE THE LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE BETWEEN PROFESSOR MORIARTY AND SHERLOCK HOLMES AT THE RIECHENBACH FALLS. SIR ARTHUR CONON DOYLE HAD ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO KILL OFF SHERLOCK HOLMES AT THIS POINT BECAUSE THE DETECTIVE'S EXPLOITS WERE INTERFERING WITH HIS SERIOUS WRITING, BUT PUBLIC DEMAND BROUGHT HOLMES BACK TO LIFE TO BE GREETED BY THE LOYAL WATSON'S CRIES OF: "HOLMES IS IT REALLY YOU?"
    SHERLOCK HOLMES HAS PROGRESSED FROM FICTION INTO MYTH AND, IN FACT, THERE ARE MORE BOOKS WRITTEN ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES THAN SIR ARTHUR CONON DOYLE WROTE HIMSELF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Z2QLN65U8DZRE5GFPMIFV7X4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Z2QLN65U8DZRE5GFPMIFV7X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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