1940rpt BASIL RATHBONE Hollywood SHERLOCK HOLMES Mark of Zorro Caricature MATTED For Sale
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1940rpt BASIL RATHBONE Hollywood SHERLOCK HOLMES Mark of Zorro Caricature MATTED:
• • • • • • • See our listings: CARICATURES and THEATRE FOLK and RARE REPRINTS and NUDES • • • • • • • •
• • Rare illustration of BASIL RATHBONE [1892 — 1967] sketched
from life in Hollywood in 1940 when he was 48 years old and still quite debonair.
• • • • • • • BASIL RATHBONE • • • • • • •
• • Sir Basil Rathbone, KBE, MC, Kt [13 June 1892 — 21 July 1967] was a South African-born British actor. He rose to prominence in England as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers, and, occasionally, horror films.
• • He frequently portrayed suave villains or morally ambiguous characters, such as Murdstone in David Copperfield (1935) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). His most famous role, however, was heroic — that of Sherlock Holmes in 14 Hollywood films made between 1939 and 1946 and in a radio series.
• • Basil Rathbone is most widely recognized for his starring role as Sherlock Holmes in fourteen movies between 1939 — 1946, all of which co-starred Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. The first two films, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles (both 1939), were set in the late Victorian times of the original stories. Both of these were made by 20th Century Fox. Later installments, made at Universal Studios, beginning with Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), were set in contemporary times, and some had World War II-related plots. Rathbone and Bruce also reprised their film roles in a radio series, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939 — 1946). The many sequels typecast Rathbone, and he was unable to remove himself completely from the shadow of Holmes.
• •Immediately after completing "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" , in 1940 he was featured (as Oliver Courtney) in "Rhythm on the River" and in "The Mark of Zorro" and in other motion pictures.
• • His later career included Broadway and television work; he was awarded a Best Actor Tony Award in 1948. • • • • • • We have RARE theatre andHollywood caricaturesby Alex Gard, Clare Briggs, W.J. Gladding, Wynn Holcomb, and others that will be REPRODUCED FROM AN ORIGINAL. Please inquire. • • • • • • • •
• • This extraordinary caricature will be newly printed on premium stock.
• • You will receive a reproduction of this rare illustration ofBASIL RATHBONE — — set off to perfection in a striking mat.
• • This is a reproduction made from an original. We own an original sketch — — and, no, it is not for sale.
• • You are responsible for reading the description — — before you buy. Thank you.
• • MAT 11 inches X 14 inches
• • IMAGE SIZE: 5 inches X 8 1/2 inches [approximately]
• • CONDITION: EXCELLENT — — brand new and paired with a black mat
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• • POSTAL RATES are set by the Post Office — — not us. Thank you for keeping that in mind.• • • • WHY BUY IT: Since vintage pictures become harder to find as time goes by, they are a wonderfully AFFORDABLE piece of memorabilia, reflecting a kind of taste and preserving references to history, popular culture, or iconic images.
• •• • You are responsible for reading the description — — before you buy. Thank you.
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