Update on this post – the Boswelling blog has very graciously and honestly retracted its comments and removed the post in question. I’m leaving the post here as it has a lot of comments, but I’m closing further discussion
Well, it seems Alyssia has a fan…
“…I just wanted to say, my faith in humanity has been somewhat restored. The fantastic AlyssiaBasilOne has created a blog called “The Real Basil Rathbone: The true life of a great actor and a wonderful man.”
I am very much excited by this – finally, someone is standing up for Basil Rathbone’s honor! Please go take a look and support her!…I am so happy. I could kiss her. Let’s celebrate…
Hmmm. Let’s recap. What Alyssia has done is make a lot of unverified claims. She claims to have his diary but refuses to provide photographs. She sends me what she says is a photographed page that turns out to be a Word doc in a cursive font. She tells contradictory stories of how she got the diary and even what the diary itself is supposed to say. And whenever she’s asked for proof she runs away.
I just think when Basil’s fans begin endorsing this behavior as “standing up for his honor” they really need to think about the company they are keeping.
Ok – normal service will now be resumed 🙂