a heavy toll on Doyle’s reputation. A Harry Houdini quote from the article
“Houdini-Doyle Slander Suit” in “Variety” 1/25/1925 demonstrates this
dilemma rather concisely. Houdini branded Sir Arthur, a one-time close
friend, “a menace to mankind because the public thinks he is just as great a man in the spiritualistic field as he is in writing stories.
The above extract. from Howard Ostroms final part in the Silent Doyle essay series illustrates my earlier point further - despite this essays title, Doyle himself was not actually one to keep quiet much .
With that being said let’s finish the study of Non-Sherlockian silent film
adaptations and appearances of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with the years 1925
Before we begin though I just want to add my gratitude to Howard for once again producing a brilliant piece on a close to unknown subject in such a short space of time.
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