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    Basil Rathbone Signed Photo to Donnie Dunagan. A b&w 8" x 10" dashingly handsome headshot of Basil Rathbone, who forever won a hallowed place in vintage horror history via his flamboyant portrayal of the title role in Universal's 1939 classic Son of Frankenstein. Rathbone's class and kindness greatly impressed Donnie Dunagan, who played his onscreen son Peter, and the star inscribed, "To Donnie with love from one of his admirers & wishing you & your Mummy & Daddy much & long happiness," signing in black ink. The portrait is especially striking, with a swashbuckling quality (about a year before signing this, Rathbone had waged his classic sword duel with Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood); it comes from the era when Rathbone reigned as the cinema's greatest villain -- and before he first played Sherlock Holmes. The portrait, and the film and co-player to which it relates, makes this a most desirable artifact from Golden Age Hollywood and Classic Horror. In Very Fine condition with mild age toning and mild wear and/or tack holes to the corners. From the Donnie Dunagan Archive.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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