Beethoven's Hair by Russell Martin
For an extended history of the Guevara Lock of Beethoven's Hair, please consult the book Beethoven's Hair by Russell Martin (New York: Broadway Book, 2000), released on October 17, 2000 (ISBN 0-7679-0350-1). Martin's book recounts the riveting tale of the Guevara Lock of Beethoven's Hair and how it traveled from Beethoven to the Hiller family and then to Nazi-occupied Denmark during World War II, on to Sotheby's in London, and reached its final destination at the Beethoven Center in 1996. The book also reveals preliminary results of scientific testing on a few strands of the hair, including DNA and trace metal analysis.
Paperback copies of the book are still in print from Amazon and other online vendors.
Beethoven's Hair on film
A film version of Beethoven's Hair, produced for Canadian television by Rhombus Media in 2005, is available for purchase or rental from Bullfrog Films. It received five nominations for Gemini Awards (Canada's equivalent of the Emmy Awards) and won awards in three categories: sound, screenwriting (Thomas Wallner), and directing (Larry Weinstein).