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Sunday Pic #9: slashy Zorro

A couple more pics that readers have asked me to feature. Being gorgeously colorized “collages” from THE MARK OF ZORRO. Scenes that some think ought to have been in the movie. Let’s be honest, we’d rather watch these two than one-step-up-from-actual-wallpaper Linda Darnell wouldn’t we.

Yes we would.

I’m not sure if the person who sent them to me also made them – but thanks to Avocado. πŸ™‚

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Edit for update to include this lovely enlargement sent in by Hot Chick:
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70 Comments

  1. Irene Adler says

    Goodness goodness me. How utterly delightful in every way. Basil was all man in every sense

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  2. ilera says

    Hi, I’m the one who made all these collages) ilera-avocado on tumblr, that is) My friend sent me url to this post, I’m glad my work is appreciated)

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  3. rosebette says

    I don’t want to “trash” Alyssia, but I do wonder if she’s actually very young. I remember as a young teen idolizing Errol Flynn before I learned all about his “wicked ways” and being in denial of his flaws.

    Basil, on the other hand, was not “wicked” but very human, and I must admit, the more I learn about him, the more I respect and admire him. Reading his wartime letters and other personal letters posted here have given me a deeper understanding of who he was and a sense of warmth and compassion for him. In a way, I’m also a bit put off by the sexual bantering, fun as it is, because it objectifies him, in the same way a woman might be objectified for her breasts or other aspects of her figure. What makes him a beautiful man is the whole “package” not just the “package.”

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    • Hot Chick says

      But then guys have been objectifying us for so long it’s nice to be able to return the complement. In my mom’s generation nice girls weren’t supposed to notice a guy’s body or comment on his cute ass or whatever. We were supposed to like men for their minds alone πŸ˜† I don’t see it as devaluing a guy to notice he has a great bod.

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        • GRETCHEN says

          OMG…I SAW JOHN INMAN IN PERSON IN 1997, WHEN HE WAS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AT (THE PBS STATION) KTEH CHANNEL 54’S “STORE OF KNOWLEDGE”, IN SAN JOSE!! πŸ™‚

          My family and I were REALLY into watching reruns of “Are You Being Served?” in the ’90s. Upon discovering John would be visiting the newly-opened store near our area, my oldest brother and I decided to go. It was about an hour away, but it was WORTH it! When we got there, HUNDREDS of people were lined-up outside the mall, ALL the way up the steps to the store…the line was JUST for autographs! We weren’t there for that; we just wanted to SEE him and shop, so we walked PAST everybody and went into the store— hey, it sure beats waiting in line all day! (Good thing, too, since he had to leave after a few hours, and there was STILL a line down to the parking-lot that missed-out!) While my brother and I checked-out all the NEAT science toys and doodads, and browsed through the books about the making of series’ like “Masterpiece Theater” and “Nova”, and the collection of videos of “Mr. Bean”, “The Black Adder”, and “Sherlock Holmes”, we were also SPYING on John Inman as he stood behind a desk talking to his fans! He looked so TIRED, and I hoped one of the bodyguards or somebody would give him a chair, but that didn’t happen. He was also probably still recovering his strength from his recent illness, at the time. (He’d almost DIED from I believe double-pneumonia, or something like that, and had been in the hospital for several WEEKS…the KTEH channel 54 fans had even sent him a GIANT signed get-well card, which he really appreciated.)

          After THAT, we went to the “Winchester Mystery House”, but didn’t want to pay for the home-tour ’cause we’re CHEAP, so we hung-out at the gift-shop, instead— even IT’S haunted!! All-in-all, it was a GREAT day…what’s this got to do with Basil Rathbone, you ask?? Well, NOTHING! Unless you count the fact that it was a PBS store, and they sometimes play his old movies; or perhaps because PBS made the “Sherlock Holmes” series with Edward Hardwicke— and Basil was in Sherlock Holmes movies and knew Ed and his dad Sir Cedric…just SAYIN’, there’s SORT-OF a connection!

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            • GRETCHEN says

              Hi, Hally! Sorry you aren’t familiar with “Are You Being Served?”…It’s a ’70s and ’80s British-comedy TV series, which PBS stations purchased and re-aired in the ’90s, and I believe, up-to the present. It was quite popular in England, and gained a large following here in the States, as well. (There was even a follow-up series made in the ’90s, called “Are You Being Served? Again!”, with most of the original cast reprising their roles. It only lasted a season, or two, however.)

              The show was set in an upscale department store, and the entire series took place on the floor that sold men’s and women’s clothing, and lingerie. John Inman, whom I wrote about in my previous comment, played a campy, witty tailor/salesman in the men’s department. The show’s title was the question asked of any customer in the shop, as they browsed around, by a sales-clerk. There were various other great actors who also played salespeople, as well as the maintenance-man and the store manager.

              You should look-it-up on Wikipedia, as there is much more information about it, and the second series, as well as the actors…sadly, John Inman passed-away in 2007, after having suffered for several years with lung infections, finally succumbing to hepatitis A.

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          • Ellen Foley says

            John Inman was so great in “Served”.Sad he wasn’t treated better at guest appearance.He & Mrs Slocom were so funny playing off one another,her and her cat,him with just about anything anyone threw out.The Brit coms,can’t get enough of most of them.Watching Doc Martin,not really a comedy,but funny at most times.And Death In Paradise is fun,just luv Dwayne!

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            • I’m sorry I just sometimes forget that not everybody grew up with the wonderfull Brit coms from PBS,that I did. I do try to post a link when I quote,in hopes I can [whats the word i want?]”leed” unsuspecting folks into something realy good they might never know about,or ever even know to check out.;}Like someone here,please forgive me for not rembering who right of the bat [still recovering from this weekends renactment]led me to the Cumberbatch Sherlock Holmes move,LOVED IT!. Gretchen,I hope John was as nice as he seemed to be.

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              • Ellen Foley says

                So glad BC is getting the press for Star Trek.Saw pic of him from an interview,what piercing eyes,just like our Baz.And handsome,the more I see his work the better I appreciate Benedict.Know he wasn’t named after Pope,but great name anyway,kinda retro,maybe?Oh,to be the jackboots or scabard from TMOZ,and yes,those trous,thank you wardrobe lady!If Errol could go around proud of his bulges in ADv of RH,we can admire someone’s athletic build,not obscene thought from me,just admiring his physique.I’m sure the entire filming Baz had other concerns plaguing him,like would the check last long enough to be deposited.Hint,as the tour checks missing in the nite,oh,wait,I had to buy honey for your throat,dear.From all the weight he lost due to tonsillitis,should’ve saved quite a bit of money,prob hurt to swallow.I’d say mostly hurt to swallow his pride.Hope he didn’t do the begging for suppers or advances on salary.

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        • Margaret G says

          I think by and large I’m grateful for the fact it’s acceptable for women to leer now, but I still prefer not to objectify anyone

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    • Roberta says

      I agree totally about objectifying. I smile at the raunchy stuff (and agree with some of it) but we are treading a fine line.

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  4. Ellen Foley says

    Isn’t H’wood all about images,promoting this one or tha one as sex god/goddess,hunk,beauty,great actor?Baz was about best known villain,my fav Holmes,OR giving parties for the headlines of society.If Baz hated the parties he could’ve taken her over his knee like Freddie in David Copperfield and told her “I’ll never pay for one of your blankety blank parties again in my house!”I for one am glad to see him getting his due after years of toiling in H’wood and seeing the pretty boys praised for what but their beauty while he was more of an attraction for his talent as well as his attractiveness.Thank goodness for this blog,and your open-mindedness to let everyone have their say.That’s class!,just like the Baz himself,and his view of tolerance for gays.This computer is driving me around the bend,has mind of its own.

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    • Peg says

      hee don’t all comps have minds of their own? Some of them are co-operative and some are stubborn little psychopaths πŸ™‚

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      • Mine def falls into the psycho range! Then add the keyboard with missing letters that dosent ‘always’ print the letter I hit..To quote Ralphies dad”it would freeze up on the equator in the middle of July!’

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        • Sounds like my old machine. It used to get more viruses than any other computer I have ever known. And not just little ones. Ones that made it fall over and die. I had to re-install Windows and slave the HDD to salvage my stuff once or twice a year. Now I have a beeeoootiful Macbook. So purrty, but it won’t run games the way a PC can.

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Previous computer crashed and burned 3 weeks ago,trying to chase this one all over town,would rather chase Baz to say how much he could’ve taught actors today how to act,not spout one-line drivel and emote.

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  5. GRETCHEN says

    Upon reading several pages of these blogs, I’ve noticed something. This is just MY personal opinion, but it seems Alyssia may have an unrealistic view of both Basil and Ouida, in which she truly feels they were incapable of being imperfect, somehow. She sees them as almost infallible, idyllic— one reason Basil HATED playing Holmes…”his consistent infallibility, his inability to be human, to make mistakes like the rest of us”. (For instance; when a person is a love-addict, they tend to put their beloved on a pedestal…they can “do no wrong”. They cannot see the imperfections, the problems, the annoying things that can make or break a healthy relationship. These poor souls miss-out on knowing the real, ACTUAL person they love, and can’t face the fact that this person might have done something wrong, once. It “blemishes” them, taking away their fantastic notion of that “perfect” mate.) Similarly, this is what I’ve noticed in every post from Alyssia— always “defending” Basil and Ouida against any thought of possible sexual misdeeds and/or other bad behaviors throughout their lives together, and apart. It’s as though they MUST be as pure and innocent as snow, they couldn’t possibly have done any of those terrible things; and anyone who says they did is automatically a LIAR. If someone mentions that Basil is “sexy” in a photo and what they’d like to do with him, she says they are labeling him, or dishonoring him in some other “perverted” way— in other words, “how DARE you defile this saintly man?”. Dude. The guy had a PENIS and used it, like everyone else on this planet…uh-oh— I’ll bet he even had nasty thoughts about a girl once or twice, too! (SHEESH!!) She blatantly refuses to go along with all the known, documented facts about Basil and Ouida, including letters HE wrote himself, and invents her own version of the events as SHE perceives them…including that probably fake “diary” she supposedly has. I don’t know if she is just trolling, but I REALLY hope so…otherwise, she may have some SERIOUS mental issues. Like I said…JUST MY OPINION.

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  6. rosebette says

    Well, this sure is a relief from grading student papers! How to keep my concentration, though. Two of the most gorgeous guys in Hollywood. movie has probably one of my favorite Ty Power performances — I love how he switches from fop to hero. And the Baz’s wit of course is rapier sharp.

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  7. Alyssia says

    It’s completely offensive to mutilate images like that to suggest Basil was perverted.

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        • I don’t think so. Alyssia has her POV. It’s not the same as mine, but she’s free to express it. It’d be nice if she could produce some evidence for some of her claims though πŸ˜‰

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          • Hally says

            She messaged me on Tumblr once. She sent me some poems she wrote about Basil and about how she is reincarnated from Ouida. She really believes she is Ouida.

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            • GRETCHEN says

              WELL, now…
              That explains EVERYTHING!! πŸ™‚

              Of course, if she really HAD been Ouida, she’d KNOW what a SUPER-JERK she was in her last lifetime…soooo, this PROVES she definitely was NOT— since she continues to proclaim what a GREAT person Ouida was! (HA-HA!!!) πŸ™‚

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          • Alyssia says

            I do have evidence for my claims but why should I give it to you? I will produce it on my own website.

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            • Well that was weird..my coment posted it’s self. any how Alyssia, please tell us how you are the ONLY person on earth to have actual liveing proof that your rencarnated..There are Mediums[and no dubt some rares and well dones also] all over the planet who want to met you I’m sure.Oh and Alyssia,I have writen poems about Basil too.I dont think thats odd at all.Poets find insperation in many diffrent ways and many diffrent places.

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    • Elaine Drury says

      Oh don’t be ridiculous Alyssia it’s just a bit of fun, you aren’t the guardian of Basil Rathbone’s honor so I wish you’d lighten up a bit.

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        • Ellen Foley says

          Where and when did anyone say that?Compared to some sites that people go off on,this one is refreshing and pays great homage to someone we all care about,40+ yrs after his passing.No one’s been rude,crude,or lewd,unlike some sites w/those who vent hatred to anyone anonymously cuz if they had to defend their poisoned minds,they’d run & hide.People stand by their facts here,and share Baz love.If we admire his physique,that’s our privelege,and nothing offensive was said by anyone!We’re all adults,after all.

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    • Alyssia,I belive I was the one who brought up the G word ” here is my quote’by someone who thinks Ty and Basil β€˜ought’ to be gay OR by someone who thinks both are sexy and wants to see them both side by side in colour..your guess as to which?’I did NOT SAY either man was gay or bi. I have stated many times on this board I do NOT think Basil to be gay! I think he’s about as manly a man as there ever was.Ty acts gay in the movie because he is suppousd to. Actuly I dont think he is suppoused to be gay as much as he is suppoused to be a sissy. I also think the pic of Ty and Basil looking at each other looks that way because in the orignal shot Basil is looking a Gail Sonderguard[sp?].And he spent half the movie learing at her.Truthfully I’m not interested enough in Ty Power to care if he likes men or women. But I will say I think in Razors Edge he was much more manly then this pic.

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      • rosebette says

        Razor’s Edge is my favorite Tyrone Power performance. Nightmare Alley is another good one. While I don’t find him as sexy as Errol Flynn, I think he had more range as an actor.

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  8. Emma Towton says

    I have never seen the part IN THE FILM WHERE TP RESTS HIS HEAD ON BASIL’S LAP. HOW HAVE I MISSED IT?

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    • Because it’s NOT in the movie it’s photo shoped by someone who thinks Ty and Basil ‘ought’ to be gay OR by someone who thinks both are sexy and wants to see them both side by side in colour..your guess as to which? Personly Ty does not turn my crank, but oh those white pants…Mabey it’s just that I have never found Ty sexy but hands everybody that Basil makes him look even more silly and boyish,in this movie. Linda D. acting in this movie..highschooldram socity ..

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    • Sally says

      Oh God, I am fanning myself too. That close up is too much. Not to be coarse, but Basil had nothing to be ashamed of in the showers!

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Wonder how the 2 got along,besides Baz admiring his (TP) agility,and getting a few cuts from swords.Thought from books that Errol hated Baz,but he seems to’ve really liked him and kinda respected him.Prob helped coach his acting in Capt Blood.Ty was better actor than EF I always thought,but a cad to some women,I gather,as Lana,but many actors like that always in LaLaLand.

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  9. Ellen Foley says

    Worth a beautiful Sunday afternoon gander.Fan,fan,fan my brow,is it warm in here or am I feverish again?Bless those white trousers.CQue ojos!Que boca!

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    • I’ve always thought every Basil fan ought to send a thank you card to which ever lady in the wardrobe dpt.[it HAD to be a lady] picked out THOSE pants for Basil to wear. Ty Powers outfits make me wonder if he shoped at Porter Wagoners[sp?] yard sale.

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  10. Levasseur Fan says

    OMG – that last one, where Tyrone’s head is in Basil’s lap! “Do you fancy the weapon?”

    Swoon!

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  11. Necromancer's Daughter says

    I’m so glad this blog is still updating, I thought you might have moved on after your Masters.

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  12. The reader known as Hot Chick sent me this enlargement:

    It’s so cute I’m going to add it to the post πŸ™‚

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    • Hot Chick says

      Thank you angel, I guess I do not need to tell you girls out there to check out the package. Oooooft

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Wonder what OR thought when She saw this film on big screen,”hands off,he’s mine,or what?”

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  13. Judy D. says

    As sweet as three Popsicles. And BR in #3 is an outright Sugar Daddy. And the mid-photo, raised eyebrow in question, sardonic half-smile in response–the movie’s right there, or the plot for a few more. Excellent work.

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