invaluable as a companion”.
Wise words from Mr.Holmes to his good doctor friend, but words that many incarnations of Sherlock Holmes would have been unable to utter.
Why? Because of the fact a rather large number of Sherlock Holmes actors were from the silent film era, relying on words on screen and frantic piano hall incidental music to help illustrate and explain the story line.
But who were these Si-locks? What of the titles they appeared in? How did they come about?
Thankfully Howard Ostrom, with his impeccable extensive Sherlock Holmes media related knowledge, wont be remaining silent on the topic in the first part of his latest essay series "Silent Sherlock".