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“Tali clutches her dog and sinks into the couch, looking wide-eyed at her new surroundings. Those eyes. That reminiscent widow’s peak. Tony sighs in disbelief.”

13x24 || Family First (#3)

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I uploaded it onto youtube for those of you who can’t view it on the E! Online site.

Great News: Now Anyone Can Write and Publish a Sherlock Holmes Story

At last, the great detective Sherlock Holmes has broken free of the clutches of his captors.

Last month, a Chicago judge ruled that Holmes, a fictional character created in the late 19th century by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is in fact out of copyright—meaning that the exclusive copyrights once held by the publishers of the original Sherlock Holmes stories no longer apply. Unless the decision is overturned on appeal, new Holmes adaptations should be just about as legally unregulated as adaptations of Shakespeare or folk tales. Given the success of adaptations like Elementary and BBC’s Sherlock, that means we’re likely to see a whole lot more Holmes content in the not-too-distant future. And since a strong public domain benefits art, that’s a boon both for Holmes-lovers and for everyone else.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Sherlock Holmes was out of copyright already. The original novel, A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887—more than 125 years ago. Even in the U.S., where copyright has been extended and extended and extended again, protection usually applies only 95 years from the date of publication, meaning Holmes and Watson should be well out of it.

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Just realized I didn’t post this scene from episode 10x23 - not much changed from the script apart from some line that is missing from it and some words. – Again I love the narration.
(They filmed this the day I was there, but at night of course, it’s in “my” call sheet and I’m glad we were in that warehouse in the morning and not for this or idk how I would have reacted ahahah )

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Obit of the Day: Evil and Son*

Sante Kimes was a thief and a murderer. Working with her youngest son Kenneth Kimes, Jr., the duo killed at least two people and stole millions of dollars in cash and property through fraud.

Crime was Mrs. Kimes specialty. First arrested as a teenager for shoplifting, she continued to steal into her adulthood. She once stole a fur coat by wearing it under another fur coat.

In order to satiate her desire for an expensive lifestyle, Mrs. Kimes used her inherent charm - which Americans saw first hand years later - to marry wealthy husbands. Her second marriage^ was to a contractor named Kent Walker and even though her matierial needs were met she continued to steal even pressing her son, Kent, into service as a shoplifter while he was still a child.

Her third marriage, in 1970, was to a multimillionaire named Kenneth Kimes, Sr. The couple had a son, Kenneth, Jr., in 1975. 

Even while living the life she had always dreamed, Mrs. Kimes continued to commit audacious crimes including car theft and insurance fraud. In 1987 while the Kimes’ lived in Las Vegas, she was arrested and convicted with slavery for luring Mexican girls to her home and then forcing them to work for her without money and never letting them leave. She served three years of a five-year sentence.

When Kenneth Kimes, Sr. died in 1994, mother and son took things to a whole new level. Their crimes broadened to include forgery, arson, insurance fraud, and banking fraud. And then close associates began to disappear beginning with a Caribbean bank official. (He was never found the Kimeses were not charged with his murder.)

Things came crashing down in 1998 when Sante and Kenny Kimes were arrested for check forgery. Upon arrest the police discovered the passport of Irene Silverman and 82-year-old widow in the Kimes’ possession. In addition they had paperwork that included Mrs. Silverman’s forged signature selling her townhouse to an international buyer. Kenny Kimes had met Mrs. Silverman when he rented an apartment in her townhouse.

The Kimes were arrested and charged with murder. The mother and son began a media campaign to burnish their images including an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes. But it was irrelevant once prosecutors discovered Mrs. Kimes’ journals detailing the planning for the disappearance of Mrs. Silverman. Both Kimes were convicted of murder, even without the discovery of Mrs. Silverman’s body, and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Six years later, Sante Kimes was on trial again. This time it was for the murder of family friend David Kazdin who discovered that Sante Kimes had forged his signature on a $280,000 bank loan. His body was discovered in a garbage bag at Los Angeles International Airport in 1998.

Kenny Kimes took the stand against his mother in this trial in the hopes of avoiding the death penalty. During his testimony he repeated his mother’s criminal mantra, “No body, no crime.” She was found guilty of murdering Mr. Kadzin as well. 

At the time of her death on May 19, 2014 at the age of 79, Sante Kimes was serving 120 years in prison without parole. She was incarcerated in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester, NY. 

Note: In 2001, Lifetime aired a television movie about Sante and Kenny Kimes titled Like Mother, Like Son. Sante was portrayed by Mary Tyler Moore and Kenny by Gabriel Olds. Jean Stapleton played Irene Silverman.

Sources: NY Times and LA Times

(Image of Sante and Kenny Kimes, 1999, on 60 Minutes is copyright of CBS.)

* The title of this post is taken from a book on the crime of the same name written by John Marquis.

^ Mrs. Kimes was married once before but there is no information about her first husband.