Gillette Castle: A History (Paperback)

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During his career as an actor, William Gillette portrayed world-renowned character Sherlock Holmes in more than 1,300 performances.


His career as a playwright and actor afforded him the opportunity to purchase a 184-acre estate, where he also built a twenty-four-room medieval-style castle. Overlooking the Connecticut River, Gillette's castle was complete with spy mirrors, sliding furniture, hidden rooms and a three-mile quarter-scale railroad. Since becoming a state park in 1943, it has evolved into one of Connecticut's most popular tourist attractions. Writer and award-winning journalist Erik Ofgang examines the history of an iconic structure and Gillette's life and role in the evolution of Sherlock Holmes.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781467118521
ISBN-10: 1467118524
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: June 5th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Landmarks