Thursday, January 7, 2010

Amy Adams a Mormon?

You remember all those rumors about famous people who are Mormon -- like Steve Martin and famous actors.

The Toronto Sun reported this week that talented actress Amy Adams -- she was fantastic in the movie Doubt and solid in the movie Julie and Julia acting opposite of Meryl Streep and holding her own -- was born into a Mormon family that left the church after a divorce.

Interesting tidbit.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sherlock Holmes and Mormons

I thought it worth mentioning as Sherlock Holmes makes a renewed place in the cinema this season that there is a long tie-in between Mormons and Sherlock Holmes.

The first Sherlock Holmes mystery, A Study in Scarlet,, features Mormons -- including Brigham Young, as villains.

Such portrayal was par for the course in 19th century fiction. Many novelists, including Zane Grey and Jack London, wrote stories with Mormons as villains.

If there are more adventures involving Sherlock Holmes at the movies, and such is clearly intended, I wouldn't expect Mormons to crop up, thankfully, but one never knows.

Note, based upon a comment -- and the comment was right -- I have modified this post. Thanks.