Since 1884 four million rare items, art, manuscripts, books and artifacts have been gathered up by our city’s library system. Among them – materials devoted to the life and work of Arthur Conan Doyle <PHOTO BELOW>, best known for his portrayal of London’s famous detective SHERLOCK HOLMES and his sidekick DR. WATSON.
‘POP SHERLOCK’, now showing at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, documents Holmes’ role as an icon. His fame is global, and the exhibit showcases his appearances in films, television, comic books and advertising. For fans, even more documentation is available on the fifth floor in the Special Collections Centre.
<Animation cel – Porky Pig as Dr. Watson>
<A Sherlock Holmes nutcracker>
‘Pop Sherlock’ continues until October 22. For more information about Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, guided tours and movies go to http://www.tpl.ca/tdgallery