Today's news posting is both an information piece and an international appeal.
Depicted to your left is Baumann Karoly (b.1871-1920). Karoly appeared as "Sherlock Hochmec"
in the 1908 parody comedy film
Considered to be similar to Micheal Caines performance in "Without a Clue"(1988) The film caricatured the fact that Holmes knew everything. But the real significance of the comedy was that Baumann spoke and sang Hungarian in an age when German was the official language. In Hungary they are still hugely proud of him to this day and he was so respected for his courage that after his death he received a honorary grave.
In the very unlikely event that anyone might have any sources to track down an autograph myself or Howard would love to hear from you.
In light of this significant portrayal, among other Holmes and Watson actors we have previously made appeals for autographs too that we may never be able to collect, a special section of unfinished pieces will be opening in the Howard Ostrom collection in the future so their performances as our favourite Detective and Doctor can be forever immortalized in some form for generations to come.
-With thanks to Zsófia Marincsák of the Hungarian Sherlock Holmes Club for the photograph and the information on Karoly.