BASIL RATHBONE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: OUIDA (MRS. BASIL) RATHBONE, RUSSELL BALL - HFSID 278968
BASIL RATHBONE, CO-SIGNED BY: OUIDA RATHBONE née BERGÈRE, RUSSELL BALL Sepia-toned full-length 10x13 photograph by Russell Ball of a sitting Basil Rathbone and standing Ouida Rathbone
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BASIL RATHBONE, CO-SIGNED BY: OUIDA RATHBONE née BERGÈRE, RUSSELL BALL
Sepia-toned full-length 10x13 photograph by Russell Ball of a sitting Basil Rathbone and standing Ouida Rathbone
Inscribed photograph signed "Clifton - we are both very fond of you - Ouida" by Oudia Rathbone in black ink, "& Basil" by Basil Rathbone in black ink and "Ball" by Russell Ball in green pencil. With pencil notation in unknown hand and green ink photographer's credit stamp on verso. B/w sepia-toned, 10x13, printed on textured cardstock. RATHBONE (1892-1967), who appeared on Broadway 23 times and won the 1948 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play (The Heiress), is also known for his film work in period costume dramas. He was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for playing Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1936) and King Louis XVI in If I Were King (1938). Rathbone also appeared as Murdstone in David Copperfield (1934), Evremonde in Tale of Two Cities (1935), Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Pompeii (1936), Karenin in Anna Karenina (1936) and Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). In 1939, he was cast as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first of 14 screen appearances as Conan Doyle's master detective. Rathbone also played Holmes on radio from 1939 to 1946. BERGÈRE (1885-1974, born Ouida DuGaze in Spain) was a playwright, screenwriter and actress who married Basil Rathbone in 1926. She had 40 movie writing credits between 1915 to 1923 and she wrote the 1953 Broadway play Sherlock Holmes, which ran for 3 performances and featured her husband Rathbone in a reprisal of Arthur Conan Doyle's super sleuth. BALL was an independent photographer who worked frequently with MGM. His portraits, some of the finest of film's golden age, are characterized by dynamic poses. Lightly toned, cracked, water-spotted, creased and bowed. Irregular edges. Pinholes in lower right corner. Otherwise in fine condition.
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