Basil Rathbone Tribute posted this photo on Tumblr. He’s incredibly young and innocent-looking. But it’s the date that FF draws attention to. 1923, the year THE SWAN opened on Broadway, and things changed forever in his life. The year he met Ouida Bergere. And of course Eva Le Gallienne. Where was he when he signed this? “Yours sincerely” is a rather quaint and awkward thing to put on a fan photo. Maybe he wasn’t used to autograph protocol yet.
Here’s the link to the tumbr post: forlornfaghag.tumblr.com/post/33702054065/digitalhoarder-basil-rathbone-in-1923-i