Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Young Charlie as Billy, the page boy, in Sherlock Holmes, 1903


  1. this picture has always fascinated me because it's pretty much impossible to tell his age without any knowledge of the particular holmes production. just shows you how malnourishment has a lasting impact on your body. because when you look at sydney, you can tell that the few years during which he enjoyed a comparatively normal childhood with regular provisions of food gave his body more energy to bulk out in all the right proportions. in contrast, charlie's proportions remained forever that of a child.

    1. I agree. Charlie looks like he's 8-years-old here, but he's really closer to 14.

  2. I clicked publish and then it prompted me to select profile. I did this and then got tranferred to the sign in google page. I clicked done. I did not go back and select publish I lost my rather longish post I guess. I don't see it pending.