BASIL RATHBONE - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/09/1963 - HFSID 165608
Sale Price $680.00
Rathbone signed this contract in 1963 in order to be paid $2,500 for narrating a series of 12 comcercials for Getz Company of Atlanta, Georgia.
Contract signed by "Basil Rathbone" in blue ink and by representative of Harris & Weinstein in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Dec. 9, 1963. Addressed to Mr. Basil Rathbone, New York City. Under the terms of this contract, Rathbone was to narrate a total of 12 commercials for Getz Company of Atlanta, Georgia between Jan. 6 and Jan. 8, "1963" (this year appears to be a typo). They were to air in the Atlanta area until Dec. 31, 1964. In return, Rathbone was to receive $2,500 by check, payable to his agent Robert Sanford before Jan. 10, 1964. Rathbone (1892-1967, born Philip St. John Basil Rathbone in Johannesburg, South Africa), 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. Lightly toned and creased. Paper clip impression and staple holes in upper left edge. Folded twice and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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