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    Clifton Webb Hosts Basil Rathbone on Long Island. A two-page lot. Basil Rathbone was only 38 years old, with all those movie sword fights and Sherlock Holmes sleuthings years ahead of him when he signed this page in the guest book of Clifton Webb and Webb's mother Mabel on May 10, 1931. Rathbone was starring in the Broadway play Melo and took some time to unwind that Sunday at Webb's retreat at Port Washington, Long Island. Basil's wife Ouida also signed the page, saluting Mabel's cuisine, joking about her own "prowess" at the croquet game and signing the page "Love and kisses." A second page, dated at Port Washington the previous Sunday, May 3, 1931, is also included in this lot, with the star signature that of Tallulah Bankhead. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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