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Dear Members,

:icongoodoldbaz: was so kind to point out to me a blog entirely dedicated to Basil Rathbone.

As I understand the blog was only created a month ago by NeveR and contains, as of yet, mostly articles about the Sherlock Holmes series, a detailed biography and a statement of NeverR about her connection to Basil Rathbone and her motives to start with The BAZ.  

The site is beautifully made and I'm very excited to see what will become of it in the future since there was apparently much interest in keeping it going.

To visit the blog, just click at the picture below.
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Have a nice week everyone! :)
Dear Members,

I received a note from Filmclassics concerning the Classic Hollywood Colorization Contest which he is hosting and I thought I'd share the information in case anyone of you is interested in participating :)

Deadline is August 1.

Follow this… for details on entry instructions, prizes, and what not.

Feel free to message him if you have any questions.

Dear Members,

I'd like to recommend to you ''In and Out of Character'' (if you haven't already read it ;) ), Basil Rathbone's autobiography.

Book Description

Publication Date: August 1, 2004

Long out of print and virtually impossible to find even in the rare book market, this autobiography recalls to life one of the most eminent actors of his time. Sherlock Holmes fans will be much interested in Basil Rathbone's remarks on the character with whom he has been so closely identified.

Rathbone's book is full of the lore and magic of a wonderful era in the art form of the 20th century called the movies. He gives us candid and insightful information on some of the original giants of the industry. Rathbone is romantic yet concise and realistic. His anecdotes are often hilarious...sometimes sad, always involving. The stories of his personal life show that qualities like true love, loyalty and dedication do exist in the fickle, often ruthless world of show business. Rathbone's account of his psychic experiences involving his brother is especially intriguing, and his devotion to his wife Ouida Bergere is moving. His advice on acting is right on and should be part of any aspiring or working actor's education. It is an intelligent book by a talented artist and decent human being.
Review written by David Macklin

"Basil Rathbone's book about better written than most books by or about actors and is more intellectually vigorous...Sherlock Holmes fans will be much interested in his remarks on the character with whom he has been so closely identified." -Library Journal "Quite naturally full of memories, full of names, full of glimpses of stars of stage and screen of yesterday and today."
New York Times Book Review

Paperback: 278 pages (in the middle of the book you can find 16 pages filled with pictures of Basil Rathbone in various plays as well as personal pictures of his family and friends)
Publisher: Limelight Editions (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0879101199
ISBN-13: 978-0879101190

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Please feel free to ask me if you have further question about the book. I have a copy at home :)
If you have already read the book, I'd be very interessted in how you liked it :)

Have a nice day!
Here is a list of all movies Basil Rathbone was in and above all, where you can watch or get them!
Please comment when you've found anything that isn't yet on the list! :)

The Fruitful Vine

The School for Scandal
The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots

Trouping with Ellen

The Masked Bride

The Great Deception

The Last Mrs. Cheyney
The Bishop Murder Case
This Mad World
A Notourious Affair

The Flirting Widow
The Lady of Scandal
The Lady Surrenders
Sin Takes a Holiday

A Woman Commands
After the Ball

One Precious Year

David Copperfield
Anna Karenina
The Last Days of Pompeii
A Feather in Her Hat
Kind Lady
Captain Blood
A Tale of Two Cities

Private Number
Romeo and Juliet
The Garden of Allah

Love from a Stranger :bulletred:… :bulletred:
Make a Wish

The Adventures of Marco Polo
The Adventures of Robin Hood
If I Were King
The Dawn Patrol

Son of Frankenstein
The Hound of the Baskervilles :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
The Sun Never Sets
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
Tower of London :bulletred:… :bulletred:

Rhythm on the River
The Mark of Zorro :bulletred:… :bulletred:

The Mad Doctor
The Black Cat
International Lady
Paris Calling

Fingers at the Window
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Above Suspicion :bulletred:… :bulletred:
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Crazy House

The Spider Woman :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
The Scarlet Claw :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
Bathing Beauty
The Pearl of Death :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
Frenchman's Creek

The House of Fear :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
The Woman in Green :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
Pursuit to Algiers

Terror by Night :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:
Heartbeat :bulletred:… :bulletred:
Dressed to Kill :bulletpurple:… :bulletpurple:

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (Narrator) :bulletred:… :bulletred:

Sketch with Milton Berle :bulletred:… :bulletred:

Casanova's Big Night

We're No Angels
The Court Jester

The Black Sleep

The Last Hurrah

Mystic Prophecies and Nostradamus
The Magic Sword :bulletred:… :bulletred:

Tales of Terror :bulletred:… :bulletred:                 
Ponzio Pilatto
Two Before Zero (Narrator)

The Comedy of Terrors

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet :bulletred:… :bulletred:

Queen of Blood
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Hillbillys in a Haunted
Autopsia de un fantasma

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