BASIL RATHBONE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1936 - HFSID 49863
BASIL RATHBONE. Photograph signed: "Yours sincerely/Basil/Rathbone". Sepia, 5x7. Pictured as Alexei Karenin, the snobbish, cold and critical husband of Greta Garbo's title character in the 1935 film, Anna Karenina
Sale Price $765.00
BASIL RATHBONE. Photograph signed: "Yours sincerely/Basil/Rathbone". Sepia, 5x7. Pictured as Alexei Karenin, the snobbish, cold and critical husband of Greta Garbo's title character in the 1935 film, Anna Karenina. British actor Basil 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). He also appeared as Murdstone in David Copperfield (1934), Evremonde in Tale of Two Cities (1935), Pontius Pilate in The Last Days of Pompeii (1936) and Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). In 1939, Rathbone was cast as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the first of 14 screen appearances as Conan Doyle's master detective. He also played Holmes on radio from 1939-1946. Ink smudged at the "e" of Rathbone and "ly" of sincerely. Lightly silvered at background. Defects from original negative have reproduced at background. Overall, fine condition.
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