The Basil Rathbone Library

Magazine Articles

The following are magazines containing either an article about Basil Rathbone, an interview with him, or a review of one of Rathbone's films. Not included are magazines that have only a blurb, movie ad, or product ad. I do not own all the magazines listed below. Many have been offered for sale on EBAY. If the seller has written that the issue contains an article or interview with Basil, I take him at his word. Please feel free to e-mail me if you can add or correct any of the information listed here.

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1001 Roman (1946), a Turkish magazine, has an article on Sherlock Holmes, and Rathbone appears on the cover as Sherlock Holmes.

ABC magazine (January 8, 1939), Belgian magazine, has Errol Flynn as Robin Hood on the cover, plus a 2-page spread on the movie The Adventures of Robin Hood.

The American (September 1945) has a brief article entitled "Art Lover" by Basil Rathbone.

Arts & Decoration magazine (January 1935) has a two-page article on Basil Rathbone called "Basil Rathbone lives high above New York's skyline."

The Baker Street Journal: An Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana (vol. 2, #4, 1947) includes the article "Daydream," written by Basil Rathbone.

The Baker Street Journal: An Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana (vol. 17, #4, 1967) has an article entitled "Who was Basil Rathbone?"

The Baker Street Journal (Christmas Annual 2007)--"Rathbone Returns! A Misadventure Called Sherlock Holmes." The entire 64-page booklet is devoted to the 1953 play Sherlock Holmes. Full of fascinating information and several rare photos.

The Baker Street Journal (Christmas Annual 2013)--The script of the 1953 play Sherlock Holmes appears in this issue.

The Big Reel #171 (August 15, 1988) has an article called "Basil Rathbone: A Biography and Tribute."

Bijou (June, 1977) has a 9-page article "Sherlock Holmes on Film," with pics of Rathbone and Bruce.

Boys Cinema (December 23, 1939) features a 10-page article with pictures on The Sun Never Sets.

Boys Cinema #1061 (April 13, 1940) contains the dramatization of Rio, with photos from the film.

Bright Lights Film Journal (May 2013) contains an article by Eddie Selover called "The Strange Case of Basil Rathbone: The Life and Work of the Man Who Made Olivier--and Audiences--Swoon." Click here to read the article.

Broadway and Hollywood Movies (March 1931) has article about Rathbone called "A Diamond Not in the Rough."

The Carpathian (issue #1, Winter 1977) has an article by George Browne called "The Sherlock Holmes Films of Basil Rathbone"

Castle of Frankenstein #12 (1968) has an article entitled "A Farewell to Basil Rathbone."

Castle of Frankenstein #13 (Spring 1969) has Rathbone's last interview, entitled "Basil Rathbone: His Last Bow."

1001 Roman, 1946

 

Boys Cinema, 1939

 

Rathbone interview page, Castle of Frankenstein mag. #13

Chiller Theatre #15 (2001) has an article called "The Basil Rathbone Story."

Christian Science Monitor (August 19, 1944) has an article with the lengthy title "Baker Street Regulars: Rathbone and Bruce make pictures based on Doyle stories and fill in the times between with radio program."

CINEavance #128 (October 14, 1966). This Mexican film magazine has a biography of Rathbone, with photo.

Cinemonde (1937) has an article called "Serviteur de Shakespeare: Basil Rathbone" with photos.

Cinemonde (1937) has an article called "L'Etrange Visiteur": Two pages about the film Love from a Stranger with photos of Rathbone and Ann Harding.

Cine Radio Actualidad (June 16, 1939). This magazine from Uruguay has a one-page article in Spanish called "Defensa de Basil Rathbone" and two photos.

Cine Revue (September 5, 1947). This French movie magazine has an article about Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes in "Dressed To Kill."

Cine Revue (January, 1976) has a 4-page article on Rathbone.

Classic Images #236 (February 1995) has an article titled "Basil Rathbone," by Blackie Seymour.

Classic Images #314 (August 2001) has an article "Basil Rathbone: Classic Villain Classic Hero," by Neil Doyle.

Click magazine (May 1942) has a two-page article called "Sherlock Holmes solves the Rathbone Murder," with six photos of Basil Rathbone.

Click magazine (Dec. 1938) has on article about too much sex in the theater, with a photo of BR being arrested back in 1926, while appearing in The Captive.

Collier's (May 14, 1927) has an article called "When is it Dirt?" with photo of BR and Helen Menkin (from The Captive).

Collier's (September 1, 1945) has a two-page article by Jim Marshall called "Durable Detective" which traces the career of Sherlock Holmes from books to movies and includes a photo of Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Comic Zine #2 (1972) contains 11 pages devoted to Sherlock Holmes, most of it on Rathbone in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Also has many items reprinted from the original pressbook of the 1939 film.

Cult Movies #28 (1999) has an article on Basil Rathbone, and an interview with Joyce Jameson (The Comedy of Terrors) in which she discusses working with Rathbone.

Ecran (August 13, 1963) a Chilean magazine that has a feature on "Tales of Terror," with pictures of Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone on the cover and in the article.

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Elokuva-aitta (1940), Finnish magazine with Claudette Colbert on the front cover and a full page portrait with facsimile signature of Basil Rathbone on the back cover.

Esquire Magazine (1956) has the short story "Daydream," which was written by Basil Rathbone. (This story also appears on the Potpourri page of this website.)

Esquire Magazine (June 1964) has a full-page photo from The Comedy of Terrors.

Etude Magazine (March 1951) has an article called "How Do You Look to Your Audience" by Basil Rathbone.

Everybody's Digest (1946) has a four-page article called "Elementary, My Dear Rathbone," about Basil playing Sherlock Holmes.

Family Circle (February 1935) has an article called "Fancy Dress," about costumes and the actors who wear them. Has brief mention of Rathbone being particularly fussy (but in a nice way) about his costume, wanting "a gusset here and a dart there."

Famous Monsters #17 (September 1962) has an article with exclusive photos from the film Tales of Terror. The heads of Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre and Vincent Price appear on the cover.

Famous Monsters of Filmland (October, 1963) has a special photofilm book of many actors in monster movies, including Basil Rathbone.

Famous Monsters of Filmland (1966 Yearbook) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Famous Monsters #36 (December 1966) has pictures from Planet of Blood, as well as a 9-page article (with pictures) on The Magic Sword.

Famous Monsters #48 (December 1967) has a tribute article to Basil Rathbone.

Famous Monsters of Filmland #58 (October 1969) has an article/interview with Basil Rathbone, "Smile If You Call Him Monster." (same article appeared in Monster World #7.)

Famous Monsters of Filmland #91 (July 1972) has an article on Rathbone entitled "Smile If You Call Him Monster" (reprinted from the Oct. 1969 issue). 

Famous Monsters of Filmland #213 (September 1996) has a feature article on The Black Sleep.

Famous Monsters of Filmland #215 (March 1997) has a feature article on The Comedy of Terrors.

Famous Monsters of Filmland #217 (July? 1997) has a feature article on The Magic Sword.

Famous Monsters of Filmland #241 (January 2006) has a feature article on The Magic Sword.

Fan Fare (1937), a U.K. magazine. This 16-page issue is devoted entirely to the film Romeo and Juliet.

Fate magazine (June 1971) has an article called "Basil Rathbone's Premonition."

Files Magazine (1987), Focus on Sherlock Holmes. Articles on Sherlock Holmes in films with emphasis on Peter Cushing and Basil Rathbone.

Film Fan Monthly, issue # 65 (1966) has an article on Basil Rathbone.Film Fan Monthly #75

Film Fan Monthly #75 (September 1967) has a 4-page tribute to Basil Rathbone.

Film Pictorial (October 28, 1933) has a one page feature on the film Loyalties.

Film Pictorial (9 May 1936) has an article called "Rathbone Wanted to Be a Hero."

Film Pictorial (June 5, 1937) has a one-page article called "Basil Rathbone -- Hero or Villain?"

Film Pictorial (April  8, 1939) has a two-page spread called "Hero and Villain at Ease" with 4 pictures of Errol Flynn on the left side and 4 pictures of Basil Rathbone on the right side.

Film Pictorial (July 29, 1939) has a one-page article on Rathbone.

Film Weekly (August 9, 1930) has a full page still of BR.

Film Weekly (January 24, 1931) has a review of The High Road (a.k.a. A Lady of Scandal).

Film Weekly (August 4, 1933) has a fictionalization of Loyalties.

Film Weekly (September 27, 1935) has a photo essay on Anna Karenina starring Greta Garbo and Basil Rathbone.

Film Weekly (October 25, 1935) has a photo feature on The Last Days of Pompeii with Preston Foster, Bruce King and Basil Rathbone. 

Film Weekly (January 4, 1936) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Film Weekly (June 6, 1936) has a photo feature on The Garden of Allah, starring Basil Rathbone, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer.

Film Weekly (November 14, 1936) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Film Weekly (November 21, 1936) has a two-page article written by Rathbone.

Film Weekly (January 16, 1937) has an article on Basil Rathbone. 

Film Weekly (June 5, 1937) has an article called "Spine Chilling," a review of Love From a Stranger starring Basil Rathbone.

Film Weekly (July 23, 1938) has a two-page article on Basil Rathbone, called "Basil Rathbone and the Handlebars," with three pics.

Film Weekly (September 3, 1938) has a film review of The Adventures of Marco Polo and a full page photo of Basil Rathbone.

Film Weekly (October 1, 1938) has a full-page feature on The Dawn Patrol (Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone)

Film Weekly (October 15, 1938) has a 2/3 page feature on The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Film Weekly (December 24, 1938) has an article about Son of Frankenstein.

Film Weekly (March 4, 1939) has an article on Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.

Film Weekly (April 1, 1939) has a full-page article on Basil Rathbone.

Film Weekly (July 15, 1939) has an article on The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with 3 photos from the film.

Films and Filming (March 1969) has feature article on Basil Rathbone.

Films and Filming (January 1976) has an article on Rathbone's career.

Films in Review (November 1958) has a review of "The Last Hurrah."

Films in Review (June/July 1960) has a letter article on Rathbone.

Films in Review (August/September 1961) has a 7-page feature called "Sherlock Holmes on the Screen" with a photo of Rathbone, among others.

Films in Review (April 1964) has a letter article on Rathbone.

Films in Review (February 1965) has a feature article "Robin Hood on the Screen," with a photo of Rathbone.

Films in Review (January 1975) has a letter article on Basil Rathbone.

Flashback Magazine (June 1972) has an interview with Rathbone, basically the same one that appears in Castle of Frankenstein #13, but without the interviewer's questions.

For Monsters Only (June 1972) has a Basil Rathbone feature article called "Demon of Distinction." (article appeared originally in Mad Monsters #10)

The History of Sherlock Holmes Magazine #1 (1975) has a great cover photo of Rathbone and many articles about Holmes on stage, films, TV and radio.

Hollywood Magazine (August, 1935) has an article about Rathbone called "Parade of Shadows."

Hollywood Magazine (May 1936) has an article called "Juliets I Have Known," written by Basil Rathbone.

Hollywood Magazine (November 1936) has an article, "He Was My Friend," written by Rathbone about his favorite dog Moritz.

Hollywood Magazine (April 1937) has story about Rathbone: "Why Film Renown Fades, Basil Rathbone peers into Oblivion."

Hollywood Magazine (March 1940) has a spring-cleaning pictorial on Basil Rathbone.

Flashback

The History of Sherlock Holmes, 1975

Hollywood Studio magazine (June 1984) has a 4-page article called "Sherlock Holmes Movies Revisited."

The Homemaker (September 1945) has an article by Basil Rathbone called "A Woman's Voice."

Horror Monsters #5 (1962) features Basil Rathbone, Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in "Tales of Terror" with photos.

Horror Monsters #9 (Fall 1964) has an article on "The Black Sleep" starring Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr. and John Carradine.

Horrorfan #3 (Fall 1989) has an article on the career of Basil Rathbone.

Kaleidoscope vol. 2, #1 (1965) has an 11-page article called "Always Holmes," an overview of the 14 Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

La Petite Revue (September 1942), a Canadian magazine, has a two-page article about the film "Crossroads," with photos.

L'Ecran Fantastique (December 1970), a French magazine, has an article on Rathbone.

L'Ecran Fantastique (March 1986) has a 10-page article on Sherlock Holmes and Basil Rathbone.

L'Ecran Fantastique (May 1986) has a six-page filmography of Rathbone.

Le Film Magazine (March 19, 1939) has a six-page article on "Son of Frankenstein.

Le Film Complet (4 April 1939) has a feature on "Robin des Bois" (The Adventures of Robin Hood).

Le Film Complet (1957) has a feature on "Le Bouffon du Roi" (The Court Jester).

Liberty (September 14, 1940) has article called "Hollywood Hostess -- Mrs. Basil Rathbone."

Life Magazine (April 19, 1937) has a feature about a costume party hosted by Basil and Ouida Rathbone at the Victor Hugo Restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Life Magazine (December 20, 1937) has a promo article for the film "Tovarich," with Basil Rathbone.

Life Magazine (December 26, 1938) has a feature on the Movie of the Week: "The Dawn Patrol"-- three pages with 16 photos.

Look Magazine (April 12, 1938) has a two-page article on "The Adventures of Robin Hood" with photos.

Look Magazine (February 28, 1939) has a three-page spread of scenes from "Son of Frankenstein" as well as a review of the film.

Look Magazine (April, 1939) has a 2-page photo spread on "The Hound of the Baskervilles."

Mad Magazine (1957) has a satirical review of a really bad film called "The Thing That Landed in Pittsburgh," starring Basil Rathbone. (The film does not exist; it's completely made-up by the editors of Mad.)

Mad Monsters #10 (1965) has an illustrated article on Rathbone, "Demon of Distinction."

Modern Man (December?, 1966) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Modern Screen (January 1935) has a fictionalization of "David Copperfield," with pictures from the film.

Modern Screen (September 1936) has a full-page portrait of Basil Rathbone.

Modern Screen (July 1937) has article "Mister and Missus Masquerade," with pictures from the Rathbone's party.

modscreen1940.jpg (52138 bytes)Modern Screen (December 1937) has a four-page article called "Bouyant Battler: Exposing Hollywood's #1 Sophisticate, Basil Rathbone" with a photo of Rathbone.

Modern Screen (January 1940) includes an article called "Horror Men Talk About Horror," with Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.

Modern Screen (July 1943) has an article on Rathbone, with photo.

Modern Screen (October 1967) has a short obituary about the death of Basil Rathbone.

Monster Madness #2 (1972) has a cover and feature on "Son of Frankenstein."

Monster World #7 (1965) has an article/interview with Basil called "Smile if you call him Monster," and a feature on "Son of Frankenstein."

Motion Picture Classic (August 1929) has an article about Basil Rathbone called "An Amiable Icicle."

Motion Picture (August 1935) has a 3-page article on Rathbone called "It's Cheers for Basil Rathbone Now." 

Motion Picture (May 1936) has an article called "The Movies Capture Romeo and Juliet," about the 1936 film Romeo and Juliet.

Motion Picture (July 1936) has an article called "Hissed to the Heights--That's Rathbone."

Motion Picture (November 1936) has a story and two photos of Basil Rathbone.

Motion Picture (March 1938) has a four-page article on Rathbone (with one picture) called "That Nasty Man," about his playing villains in the movies.

Motion Picture (March 1939) has a review of "The Dawn Patrol."

Motion Picture (May 1939) has an article on Rathbone called "The Man Who Won't be Typed."

Motion Picture (October 1967) has an article about Rathbone's death.

Motion Picture Story (February 1931) has a review of "Sin Takes a Holiday."The Movie magazine

Movie Club #12 (Fall, 1997) has an article on "Hillbillys in a Haunted House."

Movie Life (March 1938) has an article called "A Colossal Production"--a two-page pictorial from The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Movie Magazine (#17, year?), has a cover illustration of Basil Rathbone and Errol Flynn from "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Movie #152 (1982) has an article on Rathbone.

Movie Mirror (January, 1936) has an article by Kay Proctor on "Freddie Bartholomew's Adopted Father," revealing his rare friendship with Basil Rathbone.

Movie Mirror (January 1938) has article about Basil Rathbone called "Six Months to Love."

Movie Mirror (December 1938) has a 4-page feature on "If I Were King."

Movie Mirror (August 1940) has feature story on Basil Rathbone called "Knight with Fanfare."

Movie-Radio Guide (Dec. 27, 1941 - Jan. 2, 1942) has an article called "Crime Does Not Pay: Radio's Sherlock Holmes tours crime detection laboratory."

Movie Show (January, 1945). "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes," article on Rathbone.

Movie Show (August 1946) has a feature about Sherlock Holmes "Super Sleuth," with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Movie Story magazineMovie Stars 1964 Annual has an article on "Hollywood's Wonderful World of Terror" featuring Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone.

Movie Story (March 1937) has a feature on Romeo and Juliet.

Movie Story (July 1937) has a story on Confession.

Movie Story (October 1937) has a story on Make a Wish.

Movie Story (January 1939) has article with photos about The Dawn Patrol.

Movie Story (November 1939) has an article with photos about Rio with Basil Rathbone and Sigrid Gurie.

Movie Story (December 1939) has a story about Tower of London, with pictures.

Movie Story (December 1940) has a preview with photos of The Mark of Zorro.

Movie Story (June 1941) has an article with photos of The Black Cat.

Movie Story (November 1941) has an article with photos of Paris Calling.

Movie Story (August 1944) has an article called "Hollywood Stars and their Support for the WW2 Servicemen," with a photo of Rathbone as a busboy at the Hollywood Stage Door Canteen.

Movie Story (October 1944) has an article with photos of Frenchman's Creek.

Movie Story (June 1946) has an article with photos of Dressed to Kill.

Movies (March 1938) has a feature on The Adventures of Robin Hood, with 8 photos.

Movies (July 1940) has a 3-page article called "A Weekend with the Rathbones."

Movies (September 1942) has a paragraph on Crossroads and a photo of William Powell and Basil Rathbone.

Movies (February 1944) has a candid photo of Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Guy Gibson and Robert Montgomery.

Moving Picture Stories (January 6, 1925) has a feature on Trouping With Ellen, one of Rathbone's early films.

Moving Picture Stories (August 20, 1929) has an article on The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.

Mystery Magazine (March, 1981) has a 19-page special feature on the 100th Anniversary of Sherlock Holmes, and a picture of Rathbone on the cover.

Nostalgia Digest (October/November 1987), a Chicago-area fan publication dedicated to old-time radio, features Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes on the cover and a four-page article on Sherlock Holmes on radio inside. 

Photoplay (April, 1930) has an article called "These New Faces" featuring Anthony Bushnell, June Clyde, Dorothy Hall, David Newell, Zelma O'Neil, Basil Rathbone, Miriam Seegar and Walter Woolf. 

Photoplay (June 1930) has a review of "A Notorious Affair" with Rathbone, Kay Francis and Billie Dove.

Photoplay (October 1930) has a review of "The Flirting Widow."

Photoplay (March 1935) has a review of "David Copperfield."

Photoplay (July 1935) has a feature on "Anna Karenina" with Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone and Fredric March.

Photoplay (August 1936) has an article by Basil Rathbone called "What Women Don't Know About Themselves."


Download the article "What Women Don't Know About Themselves." (PDF file)

Download the article "High Tea for Two or Twenty." (PDF file)

Photoplay (September 1936) has an article called "High Tea for Two or Twenty with Basil and Ouida Rathbone."

Photoplay (January 1937) has a four-page article on the psychic experiences of Basil Rathbone, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert, Fay Wray, Ida Lupino, and Bing Crosby.

Photoplay (June 1937) has an article "At the Bride and Groom Party of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Rathbone."

Photoplay (March 1938) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Photoplay (August 1938) has an article about Rathbone called "Love Life of a Villain."

Photoplay (October 1938) has an article on "The Sun Never Sets," with Basil Rathbone and Doug Fairbanks Jr.

Photoplay (February 1939) has a review of "The Dawn Patrol."

Photoplay (July 1939) has a short article "The Rathbones are Entertaining," about the lavish parties hosted by the Rathbones.

Photoplay (June 1940) has an article called "With or Without," with 2 pictures each of several stars, including Rathbone. The 2 pictures show the star with and without a moustache.

Photoplay (July 1941) has a two-page spread titled "You Can Star Wherever You Are" which includes 4 by 4 inch photos of George Brent, Fred MacMurray, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, Melvyn Douglas and Basil Rathbone.

Photoplay (January 1942) has a review of the film "International Lady."

Photoplay (March 1942) has a feature article "How to Be a Social Success," written by Ouida Rathbone.

Photoplay (June 1942) has a review of the film "Fingers at the Window."

Photoplay (September 1942) has a review of the film "Crossroads."


Download the article "Love Life of a Villain." (PDF file)


Download the article "How to Be a Social Success." (PDF file)

Photoplay (December 1943) has a review of the film "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death."

PIC magazine (February 22, 1938) has a 4-page article with photos of Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone on the set of "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Picture Play (August 1936) has a one-page photo feature on "Private Number."

Picture Play (September 1936) has a  photo feature on "The Garden of Allah."

Picture Play (November 1936) has a full-page portrait of Basil Rathbone.

Picture Play (September 1937) has a photo spread on "Confession" with Basil Rathbone and Kay Francis.

Picture Play (September 1939) has a film review of "The Sun Never Sets" starring Basil Rathbone.

Picture Show (March 15, 1930) has an article on "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney."

Picture Show (April 5, 1930) has an article on "The Flirting Widow."

Picture Show (January 31, 1931) has a feature on "The High Road" (The Lady of Scandal) with a cover photo of Basil Rathbone, Ruth Chatterton and Ralph Forbes.

Picture Show (March 25, 1933) has a story on the film "After the Ball," starring Basil Rathbone.

Picture Show (November 27, 1937) has a full-page photo of Rathbone.

Picture Show (March 7, 1938) has an article on Rathbone.

Picture Show (April 16, 1938) has a photo feature on Basil Rathbone.

Picture Show (December 9, 1939) has a double-page feature on "The Sun Never Sets."

Picture Show (April 12, 1940) contains a full-page article "The Life Story of Basil Rathbone."

Picture Show (July 20, 1940) has a full-page feature on "Rio."

Picture Show (February 1, 1941) has an article on "Rhythm on the River."

Picture Show (March 22, 1941) contains a story on "A Date with Destiny" (also known as "The Mad Doctor").

Picture Show (May 8, 1954) features a story on "Casanova's Big Night" and a lovely cover photo from the film. 

Picturegoer (July 11, 1931) has a review of the film "Sin Takes a Holiday" with Basil Rathbone.

Picturegoer (October 15, 1932) has a review of "A Woman Commands."

Picture Show, 1954

Picturegoer
(September 14, 1935) has a 16-page supplement with photos on "David Copperfield."

Picturegoer (January 2, 1937) has a 2-page feature on "Love From a Stranger."

Picturegoer (March 27, 1937) has a 16-page supplement with photos on "Romeo and Juliet."

David Copperfield article

Picturegoer (June 5, 1937) has a full-page feature on Rathbone.

Picturegoer Christmas Annual (December 1937) has a central double-page feature on "The Adventures of Marco Polo."
 
Picturegoer (October 8, 1938) has a central double page feature on "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Picturegoer (February 4, 1939) has a 12-page special supplement on "If I Were King."

Picturegoer (April 1, 1939) has an article on Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.

Picturegoer (May 27, 1939) has an interview with Basil Rathbone and Josephine Hutchinson on the set of "Son of Frankenstein."

Picturegoer (June 22, 1940) has a full-page color portrait of Basil Rathbone. 

Picturegoer (March, 1941) has a review of "The Mark of Zorro" and photo of Rathbone and Tyrone Power dueling.

Picturegoer (December 12, 1942) has an article called "Rathbone Deserves a Break."

Playgoer, Vol. III, No. 72 (February 17, 1931) has a photo of Basil Rathbone.

Popular Photography (March 1940) has a 3-page article about amateur photographer "Basil Rathbone: Star Behind the Camera."

Pour Vous (May 31, 1939) French magazine has a feature on Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.

Pour Vous magazine
Rathbone on the cover of Pour Vous
drawing in Punch magazine
Rathbone, Marlene Dietrich and Joseph Schildkraut in "The Garden of Allah" 
(Punch, 1937)

Punch magazine (January 6, 1937) has a satirical review of "The Garden of Allah," with Basil Rathbone, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Boyer. 

Radio and Television Mirror (April 1940) has an article about Basil Rathbone called "Marriage Brought Him Everything."

Radio and Television Mirror (March 1949) has an article about Basil Rathbone.

Radio Romances (July 1945) has an article about Rathbone.

Radio Times magazine (1987) has a 7 page feature on Sherlock Holmes (100 years), including a piece called "Rathbone -- The Ideal Holmes?"

Radio Varieties: The WSM Edition (March 1940) has an interview with Basil Rathbone on his playing the role of Sherlock Holmes on radio.

Ready When You Are Mr. Rathbone, Musgrave Monograph Number Three (1992). A full overview of all the Universal Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes films.Scarlet Street magazine

Redbook (May 1938) has special illustrated story on "Adventures of Robin Hood."

Scarlet Street #3 (Summer 1991) has an article on the Rathbone film "The Mad Doctor."

Scarlet Street #13 (Winter 1994) has article on Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.

Scarlet Street #30 (1998) has Part One of an article called "Our Man on Baker Street: Basil Rathbone Rediscovered."

Scarlet Street #31 (1998) has Part Two of the "Our Man on Baker Street" article.

Scary Monsters Magazine #46 (April 2003) has a 5-page article called "The Distinguished Demon" (a reprint from a 1960s Horror Monsters issue).

Screen Album Vol. 1, #1 (March 1931) has a one-page biography with photo of Rathbone.

Screen Album (November 1942) has a photo feature on "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror."

Screen & TV Album (October 1973) has an article called "Super Snoops of Yesterday: The Best-Loved Detectives in Films," about Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Sydney Toler, Tom Conway, John Howard, Chester Morris, Peter Lorre and Warren William.

Screen Book Magazine (June 1930) has a feature on "A Notorious Affair," with several photos of Rathbone.

Screen Book Magazine (June 1935) has a three-page article on Basil Rathbone.: "Garbo Gets the Man They All Wanted" by Carl Slater.

Screen Book Magazine (May 1938) has an article about Rathbone called "Peer of the Costume Drama."

Screen Book Magazine (February 1939) has an article about Rathbone called "Fans Aren't Fools."

Screen Book Magazine (July 1939) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Screen Book Magazine (December 1939) has an article called "'Slug' Rathbone'Gentleman' Rathbone" with a two-page montage of photos from his films.

Screen Guide (January 1936) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Screen Guide (April 1938) has several pictures of Rathbone and Howard Hill, archery expert, "Boar-Hunting with Bow and Arrow." (See the pictures in the Gallery.)

Screen Life (December 1940) has a four-page article called "Villain -- with Malice Toward None," about Rathbone, written by Doug Fairbanks Jr., with one pic of Rathbone.

Screen Pictorial (November 1936), a British magazine, has an 8-page feature on "Secret Interlude" (a.k.a. "Private Number") starring Basil Rathbone, Robert Taylor and Loretta Young.

Screen Pictorial (August 1937), has a full page still of Basil Rathbone.

Screen Pictorial (October 1938), has an article on Basil Rathbone.

Screen Play (May 1937) has a two-page article--"In the Manor of Basil Rathbone"--about his home in Hollywood.

Screen Romances (August 1930) has a review of "Lady of Scandal" with Ruth Chatterton and Basil Rathbone.

Screen Romances (November 1935) has an article on "A Feather in Her Hat" with Rathbone.

Screen Romances (December 1936) has an article called "Basil Rathbone at Home," with a full-page photo of Rathbone and four pictures of his Los Feliz home.

Screen Romances (July 1937) has a photo feature on "Confession" with Kay Francis and Basil Rathbone.

Screen Romances (October 1937) has an article on "Make a Wish" with Basil Rathbone.

Screen Romances (May 1939) has an article on "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (a four-page plot summary with seven photos).

Screen Romances (July 1939) has an article on "The Sun Never Sets" with Rathbone and Doug Fairbanks Jr.

Screen Romances (October 1939) has an article on "Sherlock Holmes" with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.

Screen Romances (July 1940) has a review of "The Mad Doctor" (a.k.a. "A Date with Destiny") starring Basil Rathbone.

Screen Romances (November 1942) has an article on "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror."

Screen Romances (February 1943) has a feature on "Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon."

Screen Stars (June 1944) has an article on Rathbone called "Debunking a Villain."

Screen Stories (May 1954) has a story on "Casanova's Big Night."

Screen Stories (December 1958) has an article about "The Last Hurrah" with Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, and Basil Rathbone.

Screen Stories (December 1962) has a 3-page retrospective article with photos on "Anna Karenina" with Greta Garbo, Fredric March and Basil Rathbone.

Screenland (November 1929) has an article about Rathbone called "Don Juan From Broadway."

Screenland (August 1930) has a photo and/or article on Basil and Ouida Rathbone.

Screenland (November 1936) has a three-page article about Basil Rathbone.

Screenland (April 1937) has an article on Rathbone called "Once a Villain."

Screenland (August 1937) has an article about stars with their dogs, including Basil Rathbone.

Screenland (November 1937) has an article called "Salutes and Snubs," with large candid photo of Rathbone.

Screenland (December 1937) features Basil Rathbone on its Honor Page for the "Month's Finest Acting" (one page, three pictures).

Screenland (March 1938) has an article about a Rathbone party with many stars in attendance, as well as a feature on "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Screenland (July 1938) has a four-page article on Basil Rathbone called "The Host of Hollywood."

Screenland (July 1939) has a story on Basil Rathbone.

Screenland (July 1940) has an article called "Hollywood's Strange Social Code" that mentions Rathbone, and a feature with lots of photos of Basil and Ouida in their Bel Air home: "Hollywood's most important new home!"

Screenland (December 1940) has a fictionalization of "The Mark of Zorro."

Sherlock Holmes magazine (July 1976), celebrates the 122nd anniversary of Sherlock Holmes and has articles about Holmes portrayed on film. Has a 2-page article called "Holmes in Court," about Rathbone's arrest in 1926. 

Sherlock Holmes: The Detective Magazine (Issue #22, 1997). This British magazine, edited by David Stuart Davies, appears to be more Sherlock Holmes than Rathbone. Nevertheless has lovely photo of Rathbone on cover.

The Shoso-In Bulletin: An International Sherlockian Magazine, Vol. 6 (August 1996). Articles published by "The Men with the Twisted Konjo," Tokyo. Includes article on Rathbone. 

Silver Screen (July 1936) has the article "He Resents Being Typed--Can Basil Rathbone Escape Playing Villains?"


Download the article "He Resents Being Typed." (PDF file)

Download the article "But Not So Wicked." (PDF file)

Silver Screen (October 1937) has an article called "But Not So Wicked: Hollywood Villains," about Eduardo Ciannelli, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone and Donald Meek.

Silver Screen (July 1938) has the article "Why Change Your Man?" about Mr. and Mrs. Frank McHugh, Basil and Ouida Rathbone, Eloise and Pat O'Brien, and Joby and Richard Arlen.


Download the article "Why Change Your Man?" (PDF file)

Download the article "Hiss-s-s-s." (PDF file)

Silver Screen (August 1938) has an article "Hiss-s-s-s" about the villains of Hollywood movies.  One of the featured stars is Basil Rathbone.

Silver Screen (December, 1938) has a photo of Basil Rathbone.

Silver Screen (April, 1939) has an article called "Tested in the Hollywood Crucible," which includes Rathbone.

Silver Screen (May, 1939) has a two-page article called "Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sherlock Holmes Rides Again" (about The Hound of the Baskervilles)

Silver Screen (August, 1939) has an article called "Secrets of a Hollywood Hostess" by Ouida Rathbone.

Silver Screen (September 1941) has a novelization of "International Lady."

Silver Screen (January 1946) has an article about Basil Rathbone called "The Strange Case of Basil Rathbone."

Silver Screen (July 1946) has an article called "Costume Cut-ups" with Basil Rathbone, Rudy Vallee, Eddie Cantor, Bill Bendix, Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Mark Stevens, Don Wilson, and Dinah Shore.

Snoop -- Candid Camera News from Hollywood (1938) has five pages on "If I Were King." 

Song Lyrics from the Big Broadcast of 1938 has an article about "Tovarich" plus a photo of Claudette Colbert and Rathbone.

Sound Stage (June 1965) has an article called "Monsters I Have Loved" with color photo of Basil Rathbone.

Stage Magazine (March 1935) has a feature on Rathbone in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street."

Stage Magazine (July 1936) has an illustrated article on "The Garden of Allah."

Stage Magazine (February 1939) has an article on Basil Rathbone.

The Story of the Movies (1974) - one issue has a one-page article on Basil Rathbone.

Theatre Arts (June 1931) has a review of Melo starring Rathbone.

Theatre Arts (February 1935) has a review of Romeo and Juliet, starring Basil Rathbone and Katherine Cornell.

Theatre Arts (December 1947) has a review of The Heiress.

Theatre Arts (April 1950) has a review of The Heiress, starring Basil Rathbone and John Dall.

Theatre Arts (December 1950) has a review of The Gioconda Smile, starring Basil Rathbone. 

Theatre Arts (May 1951) has the complete text of The Gioconda Smile and a production photo of Rathbone in the play.

Theatre Arts (August 1953) has a tribute to the about-to-be-torn-down Empire Theatre, including a picture of Rathbone.

Theatre Arts (October 1953) has four photos of Basil Rathbone playing the ladies' man.

Theatre Arts (January 1954) has a review of the play Sherlock Holmes (written by Ouida Rathbone, and starring Basil.)

Theatre Arts (February 1960) has an article about the play J.B. including the text of the play and eight full-page pictures. 

Theatre Magazine (December 1926) has photos of scenes from The Captive.

Theatre Magazine (February 1927) has full page photo of Basil Rathbone in The Captive and an article on the play.

Theatre Magazine (June 1928) has a feature on Basil Rathbone's residence in an article called "The Homes of American Stage Celebrities." 

Theatre Magazine (September 1928) has a review of a Broadway play with Basil Rathbone.

Time Magazine (April 27, 1931) has a review of the play Melo.

Time Magazine (October 14, 1946) has an article with photo of Basil Rathbone.

Time Magazine (October 1950) has a review of the play The Gioconda Smile, starring Rathbone.

Time Magazine (Nov. 9, 1953) has a review of the play Sherlock Holmes, written by Ouida Rathbone and starring Basil Rathbone..

True Story (July 1940) has an article by Basil Rathbone called "Why I am a Happy Man." (Read an excerpt from this article under Potpourri: Rathbone's Views on Love.) 

Views & Reviews (Spring and Summer 1973). Part I of an article called "Always Holmes" appeared in the Spring 1973 issue, and reviews the first six Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Part II appeared in the Summer 1973 issue and reviewed the rest of the Rathbone/Bruce films.  The article originally appeared in Kaleidoscope (vol. 2, #1).

  

 

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