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    Basil Rathbone Signed MGM Contract. Before becoming Hollywood's greatest all-time villain and the definitive Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone was in vogue as a dapper leading man, especially marketable in early Talkies due to his classical good looks and stage-trained voice. This employment contract on MGM letterhead dated January 31, 1929, engages the services of Rathbone as a lead player in an unspecified production (most likely The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, in which he co-starred with Norna Shearer) at the rate of $2,500 per week, signed by the actor in black fountain pen on the last page. In Fine to Very Fine condition with the usual staple and binder holes to the top edge, mild to moderate tanning, two horizontal fold creases, and minor overall wear. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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