Movies, books, great detectives and coffee breaks.
A blog dedicated to some of my favorite things.
Sherlock Holmes
Hercule Poirot
The Phantom of the Opera
The Cat and the Canary
and so on...

Most of the images posted here are believed to be in the public domain.

21st October 2014

Photo reblogged from The Week with 69 notes

theweekmagazine:

Today’s best editorial cartoons

theweekmagazine:

Today’s best editorial cartoons

Tagged: ebolahalloweenreblog

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18th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Granada Brettish Holmes with 137 notes

granadabrettishholmes:

The Sign of Four - Baker Street Irregulars

Gif Request holmesandwhatson

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17th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Some_Kind_Of_Monster with 46 notes

mandaaarue:

When you and the crew got Ebola but y’all still trying to Turn up

Tagged: Love this video :)Michael JacksonThrillerreblog

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15th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Ship Ship Hooray! with your host Donny's Boy with 40 notes

"The professional private detective, ladies and gentleman, is not the glamorous figure of fiction. He is a man who, failing in more worthy walks of life and being of meddlesome and trouble-making disposition, finally comes to rest in a dingy office over the chip shop where he plies for hire in the sordid world of petty crime and divorce.

Except, I have to say, for one.

I have been fortunate in my career in that many, perhaps most, of my cases have been shared with that most extraordinary of private detectives, and if I may borrow a word from his own native tongue, that doyen of the Belgian police force, Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

I think I may say, without fear of  contradiction, that Hercule Poirot has one of the most original minds of the twentieth century. Intelligent, brave, sensitive, devastatingly quick, Hercule Poirot stands head and shoulders above any other detective of my considerable experience.”

—Inspector James Japp, in “Double Sin” (Agatha Christie’s Poirot)

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15th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from effyeaharthurcarewe with 29 notes

arthurcarewe:

Arthur Carewe ( who played the Persian in the Lon Chaney version ) in SWEET KITTY BELLAIRS (1930) — a musical comedy.
Yes, he’s singing :)

Tagged: As you can seeour silent Persian could also play in a musical version ;)

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13th October 2014

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From: acertaincinema
Choreographers Ernst & Maria Matray prepare Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson for the ballroom sequence of Pride and PrejudiceErnst Matray was the director of the 1916 version of The Phantom of the Opera.As far as we can tell he also played the Persian.The fact that he was a choreographer and dancer seems a bit prophetic when we think about the Persian being “merged” with Mme Giry in the ALW version
Image source: http://acertaincinema.com/media-tags/pride-and-prejudice/

From: acertaincinema

Choreographers Ernst & Maria Matray prepare Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson for the ballroom sequence of Pride and Prejudice

Ernst Matray was the director of the 1916 version of The Phantom of the Opera.
As far as we can tell he also played the Persian.
The fact that he was a choreographer and dancer seems a bit prophetic when we think about the Persian being “merged” with Mme Giry in the ALW version

Image source: http://acertaincinema.com/media-tags/pride-and-prejudice/

Tagged: Laurence OlivierGreer GarsonPride and PrejudiceErnst MatrayMaria Matraybehind the scenes

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11th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from BORABORA with 158 notes

thesirentrick:

Get to know me meme

5 Favorite movies - {4/5} The Phantom of the Opera 1925

But I warn you, you must forget all worldly things and think only of your career - and your master!

Tagged: reblogIt's my phanniversary soonSo here's some PotO :)

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Source: thesirentrick

10th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Flammentanz with 5 notes

flammentanz:

"Poirot!"
Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector James Japp in “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Cornish Mystery” (1990)

flammentanz:

"Poirot!"

Philip Jackson as Chief Inspector James Japp in “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Cornish Mystery” (1990)

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8th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from with 658 notes

Tagged: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmesreblog

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Source: spookyandshit

7th October 2014

Photo

A photo of Ernst Matray, the director of Das Gespenst im Opernhaus or Das Phantom der Oper (1916) who possibly played…the Persian :) 
I’d love to see it because some photos of Matray suggest  German Expressionism ( very appropriate for Poto ).
 Sadly the movie is considered lost.
On the other hand, I’m glad we have Arthur Carewe as the Persian in the Lon Chaney version …and can you imagine Dario Argento or Joel Schumacher as the Persian ? LOLOLOL.
source::http://www.guenther-emig.de/index.php/bildarchiv-2/category/1-schauspieler

A photo of Ernst Matray, the director of Das Gespenst im Opernhaus or Das Phantom der Oper (1916) who possibly played…the Persian :) 

I’d love to see it because some photos of Matray suggest  German Expressionism ( very appropriate for Poto ).

 Sadly the movie is considered lost.

On the other hand, I’m glad we have Arthur Carewe as the Persian in the Lon Chaney version …and can you imagine Dario Argento or Joel Schumacher as the Persian ? LOLOLOL.

source::http://www.guenther-emig.de/index.php/bildarchiv-2/category/1-schauspieler

Tagged: Ernst MatrayDas Gespenst im OpernhausDas Phantom der Operlost filmssilent filmsilent movieactorsdirectorsold hollywood

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