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BASIL RATHBONE - CONTRACT SIGNED - HFSID 281398

BASIL RATHBONE Signed agreement with Columbia Records to record "Peter and the Wolf" with Leopold Stokowski and the All-America Youth Orchestra in 1941 Document signed: "Basil Rathbone", 3 pages, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, 1941 June 9.

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BASIL RATHBONE

Signed agreement with Columbia Records to record "Peter and the Wolf" with Leopold Stokowski and the All-America Youth Orchestra in 1941

Document signed: "Basil Rathbone", 3 pages, 8½x11. Beverly Hills, California, 1941 June 9. Rathbone signs an agreement with Columbia Records to record "Peter and the Wolf" with conductor Leopold Stokowski and the All-America Youth Orchestra at a recording studio in Los Angeles on a date to be arranged during July 1941. For copies of the record sold in the US, Rathbone will receive royalties equal to 1% of the list price for each side of the record on which he is featured, and half of that percentage for sales outside the US. 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.  Staple at upper left corner - in place. Two filing holes at upper margin - torn through to edge. Edges and corners creased. Page 3 has lower left and upper right corners creased and ragged, also right edge is chipped. Ink note (unknown hand) at lower left. Otherwise, fine condition. Previously authenticated by JSA.

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