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BASIL RATHBONE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/18/1948 - HFSID 257234

Rathbone signed this typed letter to Mary Sandman of Roxbury, Massachusetts from New York City in 1948. He says that his hand is healing nicely from a broken arm and thanks her for "making me so much a part of your Christmas festivities".

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BASIL RATHBONE
Rathbone signed this typed letter to Mary Sandman of Roxbury, Massachusetts from New York City in 1948. He says that his hand is healing nicely from a broken arm and thanks her for "making me so much a part of your Christmas festivities".
Typed letter signed "Basil Rathbone". 1 page, 7x10½ . New York City, Feb. 18, 1948. Addressed to Miss Mary Sandman, Roxbury, Massachusetts. In full: "Dear Miss Sandman: My hand is getting along very nicely and I am able to use it quite a little. Thank you for making me so much a part of your Christmas festivities; I appreciate that very much. It is more than likely that next Fall I shall be with The Heiress in Boston whne I shall hope to see you again. Sincerely yours, br:hdg". Lightly toned and creased. Folded twice horizontally and vertically and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope, postmarked New York City, Feb. 18, 1948 and addressed to Miss Mary Sandman, Roxbury, Massachusetts. With hearts written on envelope in blue ink in unknown hand. Lightly toned and creased. Torn open at top edge. Otherwise in fine condition. Rathbone broke his arm late in 1947. 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.

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