Tag: Basil Rathbone

November 16, 2014 /

Goofing around Gary Cooper dons a wig, can’t identify the gentleman on the left (a director?), on the right is Basil Rathbone. Happy Sunday! Hm. Let’s make this free association Sunday. This picture reminds me of my mother, and the wigs (they were called falls then – don’t know why)…

May 20, 2014 /

…obviously owned by a personage of taste and distinction. From the looks of it, an avid reader. On it the works of Cicero, Voltaire, and Vickie Lester!

January 3, 2014 /

A little less elegant than at the Rathbone home, but then I doubt he would be in a dressing gown, or Angela in full costume.

January 3, 2014 /

Ouida and Basil Rathbone (Sherlock before Cumberbatch) entertained lavishly and often – I thought you might like to see their home: – –

January 3, 2014 /

During WWI Rathbone served as an intelligence officer and excelled at disguise. Maybe that’s what led him toward the stage? He also was into his home and his family (there were two) and his garden… Here he is pruning a tree in Beverly Hills.

January 7, 2013 /

My grandmother told me a story long ago of taking the train to New York City to see Katherine Cornell and Basil Rathbone in “Romeo and Juliet”: The first time he played Romeo, Rathbone was twenty-one – which I think would have been around 1913. In 1934 Basil would have…