BASIL RATHBONE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/07/1943 - HFSID 252086
Sale Price $510.00
Rathbone signed this document in 1943 to appear on the Dec. 25, 1943 episode of the Dari-Rich radio program.
Document signed by "Basil Rathbone" in blue ink and by assistant treasurer of Loew's Incorporated in black ink. 2 pages, 8½x11, single-sided sheets. Dec. 7, 1943. Addressed to Mr. Basil Rathbone, c/o Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, California. This document gave Rathbone permission to appear on the Dec. 25, 1943 episode of the Dari-Rich radio show. There were a few conditions: MGM's publicity department would have to approve the program before broadcast and Rathbone would have to be announced that he was appearing courtesy of MGM. 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. Two file holes at top edge. Staple holes at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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