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    Basil Rathbone Signed Letter. Two-page, handwritten letter dated July 26, 1939, and addressed to conductor Pierre Monteux describing the long hours on the set of his first Sherlock Holmes film, "The Hound of the Baskervilles." In part: "I was working at Fox 20th Century on 'Sherlock Holmes' until 7 & 8 pm every night & then without so much as one days [sic] vacation I had to come over here & start on 'Rio' - I am writing to you sitting out on the back lot in the Brazilian Swamps with a weeks [sic] growth of beard & filthy from head to foot! (I am escaping from a Penal Colony to return to my wife who is in the arms of another man!). Rathbone played Holmes in 14 screen appearances, as well as on the radio from 1939-1946. The movies he mentions in this letter were two of the six films that he made in 1939. In fine condition with light tanning to the left and right margins on the first page. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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