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.

1st August 2014

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Greta Garbo + nostalgia.

Greta Garbo as Leonora in TORRENT ( 1926 ) ( her first American film )

Tagged: Greta Garbotorrent19261920ssilent moviesilent filmawesome silentsMonta BEllthe torrentold hollywoodvintageactress

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31st July 2014

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Happy 100th Birthday Louis de Funès ( born 31 July 1914 )

Awesome actor .

GIFs from Le gendarme en balade

(The gendarme to stroll  also known as The Gendarme Takes Off)

Tagged: Louis De FunesbirthdayactorcomedyLe gendarme en balade1970French

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30th July 2014

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"It’s those little touches that make you colourful."
"Lurid is more like it." 

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30th July 2014

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granadabrettishholmes:

Sherlock Holmes - The Final Problem

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30th July 2014

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arthurcarewe:

Arthur Edmund Carewe with Conrad Veidt in “A Man’s Past” (1927)
Source: www.illustrierte-presse.de
One of the movies I’d love to see .
Bonus: a photo of Lon Chaney from London After Midnight :)

arthurcarewe:

Arthur Edmund Carewe with Conrad Veidt in “A Man’s Past” (1927)

Source: www.illustrierte-presse.de

One of the movies I’d love to see .

Bonus: a photo of Lon Chaney from London After Midnight :)

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29th July 2014

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Hercule Poirot and Inspector Japp in the final scene of THE ABC MURDERS.
One of my favorite episodes . 

Hercule Poirot and Inspector Japp in the final scene of THE ABC MURDERS.

One of my favorite episodes . 

Tagged: PoirotHercule PoirotJappInspector JappDavid SuchetPhilip JacksonThe ABC MUrdersAgatha Christie

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29th July 2014

Photo reblogged from effyeaharthurcarewe with 1 note

arthurcarewe:

ARTHUR EDMUND CAREWE PHOTOGRAPH

Vintage, 8” x 7”, warm black & white, single weight, matte; soft focus

Signed and inscribed in dark area: 
"To Miss Mcpherson / with grateful remembrance of her kindness / 
" Sincerely / Arthur Edmund Carewe"

Source: ebay

Arthur as Svengali in TRILBY .
Sadly the movie is considered lost …

arthurcarewe:

ARTHUR EDMUND CAREWE PHOTOGRAPH
Vintage, 8” x 7”, warm black & white, single weight, matte; soft focus
Signed and inscribed in dark area: 
"To Miss Mcpherson / with grateful remembrance of her kindness / 
" Sincerely / Arthur Edmund Carewe"
Source: ebay
Arthur as Svengali in TRILBY .
Sadly the movie is considered lost …

Tagged: Svengali(likely one of Leroux's inspirations for the character of Erik !!!)

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27th July 2014

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MILLENIUM ( Stieg Larsson )

Main characters and the actors and actresses who play them in two different language versions. 

Tagged: MIlleniumDaniel CraigGoran Višnjićthe girl with the dragon tattooStieg Larsson

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26th July 2014

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arthurcarewe:

Arthur Edmund Carewe as Harry Blythe
The Cat and the Canary, 1927 dir. Paul Leni
Love this scene !

arthurcarewe:

Arthur Edmund Carewe as Harry Blythe

The Cat and the Canary, 1927 dir. Paul Leni

Love this scene !

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26th July 2014

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