A series of fourteen US-produced films based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories were released between 1939 and 1946. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce played Holmes and Doctor Watson respectively. The first two films were produced by 20th Century Fox. The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 was originally intended as a one-off production. However, as the release met with critical success in the US, the studio followed it up the same year with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes...
William Morris, (1834 to 1896), was the principal force behind the Arts and Crafts Movement. Along with his life-long friend Edward Burne-Jones, who also designed some of the tapestries, Morris used past influences and the natural world around him to break out of the Victorian stuffiness of his time. He was also a poet, a passionate social reformer, an early environmentalist, an educationalist and would-be feminist.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). British writer of many genres, including mystery, detective, fantasy, science fiction, historical, and nonfiction. Best know for his Stories of Sherlock Holmes and The Lost World.
Jules Verne (1828 –1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).He is the second most translated author in the world. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction"