The Basil Rathbone Gallery

Candid Photos, 1950s1960s
Page Seven

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Rathbone and Hildegard

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Basil with Sonja Henie; behind them Reginald Gardiner and his wife, former Russian model Nadia Petrova

Rathbone holding a bust of himself, which was used in the play "Sherlock Holmes," 1954

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Talking with someone in the military

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An older Basil showing off his sword collection


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in 1961

Rathbone tries out the car provided for him while he is appearing in "The Winslow Boy" in Highland Park, Illinois.

Broadway stars Basil Rathbone, Constance Bennett, and Lee Tracy, with Actors Equity official John Effrat (right) after voting on a 4-year contract between producers and Actors Equity. (New York, June 1960)

Basil Rathbone gets latest information on Israel from Bill Goldberg (right), newly appointed chairman of Sponsors Committee for Judge Henry L. Burman Israel Bond testimonial dinner, November 12, 1955.

Stage and screen star Basil Rathbone (left) presents a check to Raymond J. O'Connor, president of the Stratford, Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, site of the proposed American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy, a model of which is shown in the foreground. Rathbone, chairman of the Shakespeare Project's Theatre Committee, met with theatre notables to report on the progress in the committee's campaign for funds.  Pictured, left to right, are: Basil Rathbone, Ilke Chase, Vanessa Brown, Lillian Gish, and Raymond J. O'Connor. Photo by Frank Mastro. January 1954.

Kids see State Street with actors, Chicago Theatre: Basil Rathbone, Polly Bergen, Robert Alda, with children Salvatore Pecora and  Joseph Fugazzotto, December 9, 1952

Herbert Kenwith (stage and film director/producer), Rathbone, and an unidentified man on the set of The Gioconda Smile.

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Sir Pierson Dixon (British Ambassador), Jeff Sparks and Basil Rathbone
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Basil having tea with ice skaters
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Photo by Nat Dallinger, 1954
Basil Rathbone escorts Cynthia, his daughter, to a film first night in Hollywood. (Film is King Richard and the Crusaders)
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Basil and Cynthia Rathbone at the opening of King Richard

Rathbone at the recording of Honegger's "King David"

with Arthur Rubinstein

Rathbone with Gertrude Lawrence

The Rathbones with broadcast journalist Charles Collingwood and actress Louise Allbritton (Mrs. Collingwood)

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Basil and Ms. Wilkinson at a 1960 reception in Akron, Ohio, following a performance of "King David"
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Basil with guests at 1960 reception in Akron
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Basil with guests at 1960 reception in Akron

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