Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone – photos and quotes

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“I had hoped to escape being typed, which is the bane of every screen player, and I certainly don’t want to make my fans hate me. When you undertake to create a characterization you tie it in with a definite mood and your very success may be your undoing.”Basil Rathbone.

Source: Maude Cheatham (1936)
Photo: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

 

Basil Rathbone painting

Artist: W. Stancil. Date: Circa 1930. Oil pastel, 16″ x 19″ illustration board. Signed and inscribed by Rathbone to the twin sons of Lawrence Tibbett: Larry and Richard.

 

Photography Prints

 

Norma Shearer Basil Rathbone 1930

With Norma Shearer at a costume party thought to have been thrown at Marion Davies’ Santa Monica Beach House around 1930.

 

 

A Night of Terror 1937 Basil Rathbone Ann Harding

A Night of Terror (1937), also known as Love From a Stranger. With Ann Harding.

 

Basil Rathbone

“I’m through with horror and villainy. A man has only so many villains in him, and I’ve played all mine.”Basil Rathbone in 1939.

Source: Sheilah Graham
Photo: Son of Frankenstein (1939)

 

“Most Hollywood players don’t like having their pictures taken by amateurs. I shoot a lot of 16-mm movies and I find that professional actors, even around their own homes, still have to be directed. The women are cleverer: they generally can think of something to do, and they know better how to pose.” – Basil Rathbone in 1939. (Bizarre Los Angeles)“Most Hollywood players don’t like having their pictures taken by amateurs. I shoot a lot of 16-mm movies and I find that professional actors, even around their own homes, still have to be directed. The women are cleverer: they generally can think of something to do, and they know better how to pose.” – Basil Rathbone in 1939.

Source: Columnist Paul Harrison
Pictured: With Jane Bryan.

 

Basil Rathbone

“When you become the character you portray, it’s the end of your career as an actor.”Basil Rathbone

 

Brian Aherne, Greer Garson, Joan Fontaine Basil Rathbone

Brian Aherne, Greer Garson, Joan Fontaine and Basil Rathbone in 1944.

 

Famous Monsters Magazine

Famous Monsters Magazine from 1962. On the cover is Peter LorreBasil Rathbone, and Vincent Price.

 

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