Basil Rathbone (1892-1967) Actor. Rathbone’s stage training and fencing skills made him a natural swashbuckler. In 1939, he starred as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles. After 14 movies in seven years, Rathbone was forever linked to the famous sleuth.
5 ½” x 8 ½” autograph letter signed, “at rehearsals! Monday 19th” (no year). “…I’m rehearsing all this week for Perry Como’s T. V. show…Before that I was on the Coast making a new picture called ‘The Black Sheep’…it’s an awful mess….”