Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Los Angeles, Boston, and Hartford, Posted on the Run

  Anna May Wong’s ashes and also her sister Mary’s ashes were buried with their mother, Lee Toy Wong, at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles. It’s a Small World, Disneyland, Anaheim. Toon Town in Disneyland, Anaheim. More Disneyland, Anaheim. Clifton’s … Continue reading

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Anna May Wong’s Lucky Shoes

The cover of Anna May Wong’s Lucky Shoes designed by Huey Groves The book is published by the Culicidae Press and is available via Amazon.com or Culicidaepress.com A review of the book by Zoe Nikakis in Voice in The Age, … Continue reading

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My acting debut!

Sherlock Holmes – A Post-modern live radio play The iconic detective as you’ve never seen … or heard him before—reincarnated in the weird world of ‘foley’ sound effects, visual and vocal gymnastics. Sherlock Holmes confronts his arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty, in … Continue reading

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Australia’s First and Second ‘Sherlock Holmes’ — Harry Plimmer and Cuyler Hastings

New Zealand actor Harry Plimmer played Holmes in Perth and Adelaide in J.C. Williamson’s 1902 production of Sherlock Holmes. Canadian actor and William Gillette protégé Cuyler Hastings played Holmes in the other Australian state capitals in 1902.  The following photograph … Continue reading

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12 Australian Sherlock Holmes Ads (1924-1954)

LEGEND (Top to Bottom) Sydney Morning Herald 4 December 1948 Sydney Morning Herald 31 January 1940 Sydney Morning Herald 5 October 1942 Argus 15 May 1924 Argus 11 July 1938 Argus 3 February 1941 Sun-Herald 31 January 1954 Sun-Herald 20 … Continue reading

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Victims and Villains

Following is the front cover for my next book, Victims and Villains: Barbie and Ken Meet Sherlock Holmes, and the text for the back cover. It will be published by Ramble House (www.ramblehouse.com) later this year. BARBIE’S DEAD, at last! … Continue reading

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More Barbie and Ken Meet Sherlock Holmes dolls

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Barbie and Ken Meet Sherlock Holmes

Recently a group of third-year architecture students at the University of Melbourne had to read a Sherlock Holmes story and then portray the victim in that story by altering the appearance of a Barbie or Ken doll. (I got this … Continue reading

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Dr. Watson Holmes Jackamara

Mudrooroo’s Aboriginal detective Dr. Watson Holmes Jackamara is one of the most interesting characters in Australian detective fiction. He is certainly a lot edgier than Arthur Upfield’s Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte, although Jackamara owes much to Bonaparte. Jackamara is the … Continue reading

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The Naval Treaty by Vane Lindesay

In 2002 I published a little book titled The Rebuses of Sherlock Holmes containing eight Sherlockian rebuses devised by the Australian book designer, cartoonist and graphic artist Vane Lindesay. This one is my favourite:

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