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The Baz Posted by Neve on Oct 2, 2012

The Q&A with Helen Sheehy about the Baz’s relationship, professional and otherwise, with Eva Le Gallienne continues to get a lot of feedback and there have been several interesting points raised in the comments. Opinion seems scattered over a wide spectrum between those who refuse to belie read more

the Basil Rathbone Biography Project

The Baz Posted by Neve on Aug 25, 2012

So, this post is a sort of announcement about something new being launched at basilrathbone.net this week. First, some background. As soon as you start a website about anyone or anything people begin writing to you and sending you things – even if it’s just abuse. Since I’ve been r read more

Basil Rathbone on DeviantArt

The Baz Posted by Neve on Aug 14, 2012

Here is a cool thing. I’ve just been contacted by Tina from Germany who has a Basil Rathbone group on Deviantart. Here’s a¬†some samples of the work…(just had to add a couple more) http://basilrathbone.deviantart.com/ by GoodOldBaz at DeviantArt read more

Basil Rathbone at the NPG

The Baz Posted by Neve on Jul 8, 2012

Did anyone know the Baz had six images at the National Portrait Gallery in England? Nope, neither did I. In fact I stumbled on them totally by chance while doing some esoteric search for the stage production of Peter Ibbetson that BR starred in back in 1920.

But he does indeed have six pics at read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Basil Rathbone

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jun 13, 2012

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Basil Rathbone, born today, June 13 in 1892! Although the ever versatile South African born English actor portrayed variety of roles, his cad-like nature was always his character’s biggest appeal. ….. Basil Rathbone as the eccentic detective, Sher read more

Bitches and Blaggards: Judith Anderson and Basil Rathbone

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on May 17, 2012

This is the fifth in the "Bitches and Blaggards" series; monthly posts devoted to my favorite movie bad girls and rogues. A bitch is a selfish, malicious woman. A blaggard is a villain, a rogue and a black-hearted man. Both are bad, both are devastatingly alluring. Judith A read more

Basil Rathbone

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 1, 2010

Basil Rathbone, performed in over 70 films, mostly costume dramas, swashbucklers, and horror films. He usually played 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, read more

My favorite Basil Rathbone Scene.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 1, 2010

My favorite Basil Rathbone scene is from, The Mark of Zorro (1940). an adventure film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Cast: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Basil Rathbone.I'm a huge fan of movies with duel fighting. In this scene the action unfolds into a wonderful du read more

SUtS: Basil Rathbone

True Classics Posted by Brandie on Aug 1, 2010

Most people are familiar with Rathbone in the persona pictured above, as the erstwhile detective Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen films spanning the years between 1939 and 1946. Carrie’s recommendations, listed below, will tell you a bit more about Rathbone’s most well-known role. read more