Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Holmes on the Stage: Basil Rathbone

Basil Rathbone portrayed Sherlock Holmes many times on film, television and radio. Yet strangely, he appeared only once as the famous sleuth on the stage (giving a mere three performances in the play). After a try-out performance at the Majestic Theatre, Boston, 'Sherlock Holmes' opened on the 30th October 1953 at the New Century Theatre, New York. The play, which was written by Basil's wife Ouida, closed the following day.

Promotion photo with Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes) and Jack Raine (Doctor Watson)

 Rathbone and Raine with Terrence Kilburn (Walker)

 Rathbone with Thomas Gomez (Professor Moriarty) and Jarmila Novotna (Irene Adler)

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