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June is a MASSIVE month for us…

June 13th will be Basil’s 121st birthday!

And THE BAZ will be one year old on June 30th!

Of course there will be a HUGE party.

And cake…

What else should we do? Any thoughts on a great way to celebrate?

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Thanks for posting list of all the movies TCM will show on 6/13.

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Wish they’d show the 5 minute bio on him again.TCM showed it after a Viv Leigh movie last year,and I missed it.

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  1. I’ll look into it Ellen.If he was American WW2 Really good chance I could find at least SOME kind of service record for him.I found what I think is Weedys neices dads record. only a breif mention. But unsure what I can come up with in England..Found John’s tombstone pic.And alot of his service record stuff.But I think it’s cause he died in WW1,something about a war dead project.I’ll see what I can comeup with.

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    • Ellen Foley says

      You’re wonderful!I agree,maybe if things had turned out w/both brothers returning home,there’s no telling if they were to be like Geo Sanders/Tom Conway,the Barrymores,or others.Surprised with so much info and how it’s at people’s perusal w/internet.

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Does anyone know if the Dr Richard Rodion Rathbone listed as a Pathologist at Yale-New Haven is Baz’s grandson?Just curious.He’s apparently a 30+ years in medicine.

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        • Yes he is Basil’s grandson. Brother of Dounia and Heloise Rathbone. Michael Druxman has interviewed them all I believe. 🙂

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Smart family,Douinia with her business,RRR an MD,I would imagine Heloise must be married/housewife.Sad they had little interaction w/Baz,I know it’s not my business,but when I think of some manipulation by ma/granny at times of pa/grampa,can see it didn’t seem like anything compared to what Baz endured.Love the tale of how he called her bluff on one fake heart prob.

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Rodion Rathbone flew for TWA?Does that mean he was an RAF pilot in WWII?Thought I’d read at one point that after he finished on Tower Of London,he returned to England for active service.Could see him as young enough to be a pilot.Reggie Gardner was an instructor,Ibelieve.

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  2. I just wish to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY 103 birthdaytoday To Vincent Leonard Price. I’m sure Basil would have said the same!

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Happy Birthday to Vincent,Mr “Yawls Neighborhood” rap from “Thriller”.A true gent.

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    • don’t feel qualified to organize or judge such a thing, but fan vids are always lovely so anyone who wants to make one I’ll be happy to host it 🙂

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  3. Ellen Foley says

    Is there a list for his b’day movies on TCM?Went on the site and tried to look it up,but nothing listed.

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  4. Yolande Myers says

    Happy Bday The Baz next month! Could we have a poll of his top ten movies? With so many followers that’d be cool and also a bit instructive

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  5. Claude Rains says

    Let’s celebrate the Birthday by all meeting up at Alyssia’s new blog. Personally I can’t wait.

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  6. LARRY CLIFTON says

    AS A LOYAL FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG, AND HAVING MET RATHBONE AS A TEEN, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT I WISH THAT HE, AS WITH SO MANY NOW LAUDED, B Y THE WEB, COULD MEET HIS NEW LEGIONS OF FANS. HE IS SURELY LOOKING ON YOU WITH HEAVENLLY GRATITUDE. HE WAS SUCH A LOVELY GENTLEMAN, A ‘THROWBACK’ TO ANOTHER TIME: OF SHAKESPEARE, CLASSICAL THEATRE, ‘BIGGER-THAN-LIFE-PERSONALITIES. WHILE HE WAS UNIQUE IN TALENT AND CHARISMA, YOUR DEVOTION IS UNIQUELY UNDERSTANDABLE. WHAT OLIVIER MUSED WAS RIGHT! I LOOK FORWARD TO THE BIOGRAPHY. I THINK IT’S CLEAR THAT HIS WIFE DID DAMAGE, AS WELL AS DID ‘HOLMES!’ KEEP UP THE FINE WORK, INASMUCH AS YOU’RE FINE YOURSELVES. MY COLLEGE CLASSES LOVE ‘THE BAZ!’ SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

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  7. Ellen Foley says

    Imagine Baz with everything he ever desired as having been fulfilled with all of us who truly love and loved him and have his family feel our love for him and know we love and care for them,too.Sorry for run-on sentence,but thinking faster than I can write/type.

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  8. Lascivious Admirer of Gorgeous Men says

    Sex! You have to celebrate the beautiful, sensuous, lithe, graceful, haaawt, haughty, stupendous,brilliant (did I say haaawt?) Baz’s fantastic sex appeal. Do a compilation of all his kissing scenes!!!!!

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  9. Roberta says

    Announcing a biography is imminent would be a wonderful birthday present for me!

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  10. Katoodle Lolly says

    Watch Basil R, movies and thank God for his awesome existence!

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