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The Curse of Sherlock Holmes

The Basil Rathbone Story

David Clayton

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HISTORY PRESS
28 October 2021
The first definitive account of the life of Basil Rathbone, the man who would be Sherlock Holmes. Basil Rathbone is synonymous with Sherlock Holmes. He played the Victorian sleuth in the fourteen Fox/Universal films of the 1930s and '40s, as well as on stage and radio. For many people, he is the Holmes. Basil Rathbone grew to hate Sherlock Holmes. The character placed restrictions on his career: before Holmes he was an esteemed theatre actor, appearing in Broadway plays such as The Captive and The Swan, the latter of which became his launchpad to greater stardom. But he never, ever escaped his most famous role. Basil Rathbone was not Sherlock Holmes. In The Curse of Sherlock Holmes, celebrated biographer David Clayton looks at the behind-the-camera life of a remarkable man who deserved so much more than to be relegated to just one role. AUTHOR: David Clayton is the author of over fifty titles, including The Richard Beckinsale Story and Ollie: The Autobiography of Ian Holloway. 16 b/w illustrations
By:   David Clayton
Imprint:   HISTORY PRESS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780750997478
ISBN 10:   0750997478
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   28 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

DAVID CLAYTON is the author of over fifty titles, including The Richard Beckinsale Story and Ollie: The Autobiography of Ian Holloway.

Reviews for The Curse of Sherlock Holmes: The Basil Rathbone Story

David Clayton is a wonderful writer. His books are as entertaining as they are revealing and he really brings his characters to life. -- Jilly Cooper


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