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Hollywood Tours 1937

Marcia Jessen from BasilRathbone.net has very kindly sent The Baz these wonderful pdfs of articles advertising “Hollywood Tours.” Interesting to us mainly because amongst the delights offered the lucky tourists is a “cocktail party at Basil Rathbone’s home!” But almost as interesting is the glimpse of the culture of 1930s America. Fascinating to see the beginnings of present-day fear-marketing aimed at women. Warnings of the fire consequences of not being “dainty” enough, and post-Victorian coy recommendations for Kotex. And then, the culture shock of an ad aimed at “skinny girls”, promising they can “add five pounds!”

Anyway, enjoy, and download the full pdfs from the link below.

Hollywood March  1937

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May-1937-Movieland-Tours

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Hollywood June1937

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MovielandTours-July-1937

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MovielandTours-Aug-1937

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132 Comments

  1. GRETCHEN says

    A (NOT SO) HAPPY 49th ANNIVERSARY OF BASIL RATHBONE’S PASSING, TODAY. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    JUNE 13, 1892–JULY 21, 1967

    THE WORLD WILL ALWAYS LOVE, MISS AND REMEMBER YOU, DEAREST BASIL.

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  2. GRETCHEN says

    A WONDERFUL 124th BIRTHDAY TO YOU, BASIL! ๐Ÿ˜€
    *@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*@*

    I’m currently watching Basil’s ‘mini-movie-marathon’ on TCM–still a few films left to see–YAY!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    While reading all the “Famous Birthdays” for today online, I noticed Basil Rathbone WASN’T MENTIONED! What the—-?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    At least we here at “The Baz” won’t forget about THE Baz! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. GRETCHEN says

    _______________________________________________________
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ OH, BOY! ๐Ÿ˜€ IT’S VINCENT PRICE’S 105th BIRTHDAY—WOW!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    A COOL B-DAY POEM 4-U:

    The bestest pal to those you met
    The sweetest dad your kids could get

    The gentlest friend toward everyone
    The kindest heart hands-down, bar-none

    The biggest smile, sparkling bright
    The humblest guy who did what’s right

    The greatest laugh that brought such cheer
    The dearest life we’re glad was here

    The one we loved and do love still
    The soul that shined, and always will

    Have a SUPER-AWESOME BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN, VINCENT—-from ALL yer buds! ๐Ÿ™‚
    __________________________________________________________________

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  4. GRETCHEN says

    HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT EASTER!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    () ()
    (* – *)

    Note:
    The thing above is supposed to be a BUNNY….I won’t know how it looks ’til after I post this comment.

    It seems that since neither Blackcatte nor Neve have added anything new to this site for over a YEAR, it must mean they are no longer maintaining or running “The Baz”. I’ve been patiently waiting and hoping things would change, but every time I check back in it’s the same. Even worse, there’s been NO explanation given as to WHY nothing’s been added.

    What HAPPENED???

    Like Mikufan recently commented: “We need more Baz”!
    I really MISS all the interesting photos, stories and insight that used to be shared on here each month—it was something I looked forward to—only a few of us remaining ‘hold-outs’ are even still commenting, anymore.

    This is SO SAD. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    PLEASE, PLEEEASE BRING BACK THE OLD “BAZ”—DON’T LET IT DIE!!!
    We’re all starving for new stuff to see & talk about!

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    • Ellen Foley says

      The Globe & National Examiner,scandal sheets were looking for classic actors we’d like to know more of-suggested our Baz to both.They actually do seem to be providing some tidbits about more classic actors now.Hopefully,someone familiar to us all doesn’t dispute whatever may be mentioned there about our Baz.Latest scandal states Camilla Parker-Balls & Prince Charles had a sonback in mid-1960s and he’s supposedly first in line before Wills & Harry-Camilla really rattling the Royals’ cages with her drinking,affair with a telly star,blackmailing attempts for a huge alimony,claims of Harry’s parentage.Should be enough outrage at the treatment of Lady Diana to shut Camila up.Hope she falls in a pile of horse manure!

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Happy Birthday to Baz!When looking up his birthday salute on TCM,I went thru the whole list of movies,not aware there was an easier shortcut thru some index.Oh,well kept me out of mischief that day!Hope everyone is doing well-miss this blog and all the terrific info included!Take care,everyone!

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        • Ellen Foley says

          Never saw Hillbillys in a Haunted House before-Baz & John C were great together,really seemed to have fun.Touching comments from John on Baz after Autopsy of a Ghost,I believe,saying he seemed to be doing well,and that altitude sickness may have contributed to his fatal MI.Found his & Rodion’s travel info (Rodion a airline navigator) Baz’s crossing via rail in 1913 from Canada,Eula’s marriages-admitting to being born in Arkansas,not on a train thru Europe.Loved her being called Onida in her marriage to Baz.

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Terrible tragedies in Orlando:Pulse nightclub shooting,and THE VOICE contestant senselessly attacked and killed.Very touching tributes by the Late Night and Daily Show hosts blasting use of assault weapons and need to ban them,as they are weapons of war,and espousing love.Hope Obama reads the riot act today,once and for all!And Baz,my love,wherever you are,this country needs to listen to you and stop denying homosexuality exists.If someone didn’t like seeing gays kissing,walk away.There can be zero tolerance for hate,Ramadan or not!

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    • Ceridwyn says

      Hello, I too am dismayed by the lack of content added. I did not comment regularly but avidly checked the site having been a Baz fan for decades. I also enjoyed what you fellow followers had to say. It is really sad how it just ended without any warning or explanation. It is like going cold turkey. At least Marcia Jensen keeps the flame going.

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Totally agree,whatever the reason the regular blog just ceased.So much important info.There are many current stars I could care less about,and even though Baz left us long ago,he’s still relevant (like others said before,he’d fit in today with all the latest tech gadgets.He really was ahead of his time,and his comment about gays existing whether anyone objected or not-unjustly persecuted,thrown in jail until ~1967.A hero for modern times.Sorry for the rant.

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  5. GRETCHEN says

    HAPPY ST. VALENTINE’S DAY TO OUR FAVORITE GUY—WE LOVE YOU, BASIL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ *blows kisses* ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  6. GRETCHEN says

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
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    HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON—MERRY CHRISTMAS + A NEW YEAR FILLED WITH HAPPINESS, HEALTH & PROSPERITY TO YOU!!!
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    • GRETCHEN says

      OOPS! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
      That didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to!!
      Oh, well….it still looks KINDA awesome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Best Wishes for A Healthy & Happy New Year,good luck with exams!Thanks to Marcia for the radio show links,been enjoying them during the Holiday Season!

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        • Ellen Foley says

          Emailed TCM to consider some Baz silent movies,see Ronnie Colman has had 2 showings of a silent from mid-20s,think it was on again last nite.Also asked about them showing some of his romantic leading man movies.I hope,I hope!

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          • Ellen Foley says

            If OR had really been born in Russia,like Eugenie Leontovich,I would respect her,but why did she have to constantly change her story,being born in USA not good enough?Why born on train with Sp/Fr/Brit parents?Jealous of her last 2 hubbies?

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Watching Baz w/Kay Francis in A Notorious Affair & Confession-someone had asked about whether he & Jane Bryan had been involved.They seemed friendly in some photos from Confession,but don’t see Jane as other than wholesome,respecting his marriage to OR.Anyone have an opinion regarding them being anything but friends/friendly co-stars?I think it was the same with Baz & Olivia on ADv of Robin Hood,but love that home movie shown a few years ago on A H’wood show hugging each other and looking comfortable together.

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              • GRETCHEN says

                Yeah….and also:
                RIP to Dan Haggerty + Celine Dion’s husband + David Bowie—ALL from cancer, all THIS WEEK!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

                What the HECK, cancer??!
                Take a BREAK, already! ๐Ÿ˜ก

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                • GRETCHEN says

                  OH, NO—Celine Dion’s brother just died of cancer, TOO! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

                  Cancer STINKS. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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            • Ellen Foley says

              Trying to curb my enthusiasm for CAPTAIN BLOOD and a sexy Baz as Levasseur,my reason for watching.

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        • Ellen Foley says

          The schedule of films for Baz’s b’day this year are:The Ladyofs scandal,Sin Takes A Holiday,Anna Karenina,A Feather In Her Hat,The Black Sleep,Hillbillies In A Haunted House.It may have another feature from 6am-7am,but these are the films starting at 7am.

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Kind Lady and Crossroads also to be shown.The movie THE CCRASH starts the day at 6am,but see no sign of The Baz in any list of credits.

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  7. GRETCHEN says

    YAY!
    IT’S * THANKSGIVING * DAY!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    ______________________________________
    LET’S ALL ‘GOBBLE’ UP SOME GOOD FOOD!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    YUM.

    Things I’m Thankful For This Year:

    * Having a second home to live in after losing our cabin in the Butte Fire
    * Our cat surviving the fire
    * The kindness of those who donated to our fund to help us rebuild
    * My boyfriend to share a wonderful meal with tonight (who also cooked it!)
    * Being provided with everything I need and enjoy in life, although I’m poor

    HAVE A GRATEFUL DAY, EVERYBODY! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • MIKUFAN says

      It’s a shame Thanksgiving isn’t a widely spread celebration in the UK, it’s got such a nice theme to it!

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  8. GRETCHEN says

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    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ * BOOOOO * !!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ * HAPPY * HALLOWEEN * TO * YOU * ALL * !!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    I wanted to mention the passing of actress Maureen O’Hara, who died on October 24th.

    She was such a SWEET person, and even into her 90s remained GORGEOUS! I saw her a few months ago being interviewed on TCM, about her friendship with fellow actor John Wayne and the different roles she played over her career. It was nice to see her looking well, although she needed to use a wheelchair in later years. I’m glad she died peacefully in her sleep at a good age (95), having lived a full and mostly happy life, as we ALL wish we could.

    Goodbye, Maureen.
    Enjoy your new life in Heaven with all your friends and family! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (Give a BIG HUG to Vincent and Basil for me!!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. GRETCHEN says

    Hi, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Today is the 22nd anniversary of (my pal) Vincent Price’s death.
    He’s probably enjoying the recent company of his dear friend Sir Christopher Lee, right now—as well as kicking his butt for living SO much longer (and healthier) than himself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    POST-BUTTE FIRE UPDATE:
    Because we don’t qualify for FEMA assistance, some friends of ours started an online ‘fire-fund’ to help my boyfriend rebuild his log cabin & replace the equipment/tools he needs for his business. (Ironically, he cleans lots for wildfire prevention/reduction here in the mountains.) I sent out anonymous flyers to his customers, telling them about the fund. Several LARGE donations have been made in less than 2 weeks! People really care about him, and appreciate the services he’s provided them throughout the years. I don’t think he realizes how SPECIAL he is to others, and is humbled–and amazed–by their kindness.

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    • GRETCHEN says

      I forgot to mention above:

      A musician friend of ours has offered to do a BENEFIT CONCERT to raise money on our behalf! ๐Ÿ˜€
      How COOL is THAT??

      We’re completely OVERWHELMED at all the LOVE we’ve been receiving, lately. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. MIKUFAN says

    *Crackle crackle*
    EARTH TO BASIL FANGIRLS
    *Crackle Crackle*
    ANY OF YOU STILL AROUND?
    *Crackle*

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    • GRETCHEN says

      MIKUFAN—I’M STILL HERE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      But, my boyfriend’s log cabin ISN’T….

      Our second home and almost everything else on that property was DESTROYED by the Butte Fire, last Thursday. We were at our other house when it happened. When we realized how close the fire was to our place, there wasn’t enough time to get over there to save anything, so we lost pretty much EVERYTHING we owned. There’s nothing left of our cabin or garages but the warped metal roofs lying flat on the ground. My boyfriend lost his lifetime collection of tractors, vehicles, tools, and personal possessions. He built the cabin and all the buildings/garages by HAND, which took him over 10 years. (A couple trucks, tractors & small sheds survived.) Our outdoor cat probably died in the fire, but we’re not sure—I HOPE SHE’S OKAY.

      ALL my CDs, cassette tapes I’ve recorded since the ’80s, my collection of books (+ the 2 irreplaceable Vincent Price biography books—NOOOO!!!), photos, letters & cards from friends (including EVERY one from the actors and their families I’ve been pen-pals with since the late ’90s: the letter from Edward Hardwicke and the ones from Shemp Howard’s granddaughters Sandie & Jill, Emil Sitka’s son Saxon and Boris Karloff’s daughter Sara), are GONE. Also, most of my boyfriend’s cute letters/holiday & Birthday cards he’s given me for the past 12 1/2 YEARS we’ve been together, and the scrapbooks I made of my friends and I on ALL our Disneyland trips since 2001….plus, the souvenirs I got there. I have basically NOTHING of any value to me left, besides the belongings that are here at this other house….and NONE of that stuff really matters all that much, compared to those PRICELESS photos/papers/books/recordings I’ve lost. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Some of my old journals, cassettes and photos I brought from my parents’ place are here, and a small box of friends’ letters/cards from several years ago. AT LEAST I HAVE THOSE.

      I’m going to email Lucy Chase Williams and ask if she has any original copies of her book about Vincent that I could purchase as a replacement. I’ll also write to Saxon Sitka and ask for some photos of his dad and the Three Stooges to replace all the ones he’s sent to me over the years. I don’t know Sandie & Jill’s current mailing addresses, and can’t find an email (on their website in honor of Shemp), so I may see if Saxon can obtain one for me, somehow—I’d love to have old and new photos of them and their families, like the ones Sandie sent me before. I guess I’ll try and email or snail-mail Sara Karloff about pics of she & her dad. And, I’ll write to my friends (whom I haven’t seen for many years) for copies of the pictures they took on all our trips together, so I can start a NEW album.

      What makes me SO ANGRY is, I could’ve brought all that stuff over to this OTHER house when we moved here 4 years ago!! I just didn’t have enough space in my small bedroom to fit the boxes of letters, cards, photos, scrapbooks, tapes & CDs, etc. Although we’re miles from the fire, THIS house almost burned down, too—we got LUCKY—the fire crews were able to get more control later in the week because of wet/cool weather these past few days……WHEW! We were packed and ready to evacuate from here if it became necessary. It’s fire season until the heavy rains come later in Fall, and it’s been the WORST drought here in decades, so we might see another fire come our way….this one’s still not completely contained, so it could jump closer to us if the wind suddenly picks up and the temps rise. YIKES!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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      • Ellen Foley says

        How terrible for this tragedy to have happened to you,Gretchen!We/ve been reading about the devastation caused by the fires,and my heart goes out to you.Your home and your valuables,and your cat,which I pray will return to you when he can!If it’s not landslides,it’s something else equally as destructive.

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        • GRETCHEN says

          Hi, Ellen.
          Thank you for your prayers and concern.

          GOOD NEWS:
          My boyfriend found our cat hiding behind a damaged storage container at our place. (YAY!!) She’s healthy and has been eating (probably the rodents now displaced from their underground nests), but is covered in ash. She likely has PTSD from being all alone out there during the fire, but seemed to warm-up to him again like her old self, after awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

          The land is pretty decimated, from what he said. There are still several live trees around, however. He took a bunch of pictures, but I haven’t seen them yet. It’s kind of CREEPY to know a place I used to sleep and feel safe and comfy in, as well as all my stuff, was on FIRE….ewwww. I keep imagining all my things melting, burning and exploding, like my shoes and electronics and bath products. How SURREAL. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

          We’re going to clean up all the junk that’s left, and might rebuild someday. The BEST thing is that we won’t have to worry about another fire coming through there again for a LOOONG time! He’s been terrified of this happening since he began building the house, back in the ’90s. Next time he builds, he’ll make some significant changes in the design and materials to make it more resistant to fire and insects.

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Thank God she (the cat) is safe,and yourselves,too.How quickly lives are totally changed.Even if it was a 2nd home,it’s still your home.We’re so lucky in CT not to have much wildfire danger,even though it’s almost a drought,but being Sept going into Oct,sure to change.

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      • MIKUFAN says

        OH MY GOSH! YOU’RE LITERALLY LIVING THROUGH MY WORST NIGHTMARE! D:
        Thank goodness your cat’s okay! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
        It’s nice to see you two here! (Good to know I’m not the only person who still visits The Baz!)

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        • GRETCHEN says

          Yeah….I think we’re all on our OWN here at The Baz, from now on. Perhaps we’ve been permanently abandoned, or BlackCatte and Neve are just too busy with work and such to continue updating this site. I sure HOPE they return, soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

          I’d LOVE to start a Basil Rathbone/Vincent Price site myself, but I have NO IDEA how to begin. I’ve never even uploaded a photo, before. Plus, I have NO money to pay for the domain name or webmaster to run it for me. Whatever. If I DID start one, it would probably be a shoes/fashion/toys/candy/art & comedy blog—which ALSO happened to have a link to my SECOND site in honor of Basil and Vincent….since those are my FAVORITE things, and all. Yup. That’s what I’d do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          On Saturday night, I checked-out what film was being featured on “Svengoolie” (a sort of ‘Elvira-like’ weekly show on “MeTV”, where the guy makes fun of goofy old horror/sci-fi flicks), and GUESS WHAT?? It was “Son of Frankenstein”! YEEEEES!!! That cheered me up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Basil was SO adorable with the little boy in the movie….they had fun together, I can tell. (But, WHY did they pick a kid with an American accent to play an English couple’s son? Oh, well. They’re all supposed to be playing ‘Germans’ or something anyhow, so WHO CARES?) Although it’s a drama, EVERY time I watch that part where Baz is throwing darts with the inspector dude, I can’t help but laugh, thinking of that scene reenacted in “Young Frankenstein” with Gene Wilder. Boy, that was some GOOD STUFF!! ๐Ÿ˜€

          In Other News:

          Emil Sitka’s son Saxon emailed me with his condolences over the wildfire that destroyed ALL my precious letters, cards and photos. He attached a pic of the painting I did of his dad several years ago, which he proudly has hanging in his home. I’m going to print out the emails I receive from my pen-pals and friends that are related to my fire experience, and include them in my ‘Post-Fire’ scrapbook. Then, I’ll have something NEW to read and enjoy from them. I’m beginning to feel a bit better, now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Wish I’d known SOF was on-whenever I think of the dart game,can so picture Baz/Lionel doing like Insp from YF tiptoeing to board,I laugh,cuz it so looks like Baz is suppressing laughter during that scene.Jo Hutchinson is American,too,so maybe that’s their reason for a young Donnie.So hope he reads the posts here,he was such a cool kid,even if he prob took a lot of ribbing for Bambi.Don’t know if it’s really true,but one of the scandal sheets has the great Gene Wilder as being quite ill and in his sad last days-he did so many funny characters,and was so wonderful to his late wife,Gilda,she loved him so.May everyone enjoy Good Health,and a peaceful change to the Seasons-New England is finally getting rain,a ton of it in fact,and Fri is promised more like a November day.Take care!

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            • Ellen Foley says

              As per luck of the Irish (?), New England didn’t get the storm that hit the Carolinas.We did get much needed rain & more,and cooler temperatures-a little warmer,nice 60s during the days this week.Tomorrow,Baz/Niv ?Errol in The Dawn Patrol 11 am EST,A Feather In Her Hat on Tues 2pm EST on TCM.Loved the review of Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet,esp since Baz was in for ~4minutes?Nice paycheck,$30,00 per day to keep Weedy in Shredded Wheat-did 21 have that on the menu,or wherever she got take-out while in hospital?

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                • Ellen Foley says

                  That scene between Baz & Donald Crisp writing the letter does me in-Baz seems like he’s speaking of John!

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                  • MIKUFAN says

                    I can’t stand it when they count the planes that come back, you can barely even imagine the pain those lads went through…

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              • Ellen Foley says

                Speaking of the Weedwhacker,Ask Amy today had a child of a man who remarried a very controlling woman,and the description so fit OR to a tee!Cutting ties with loved ones to keep peace,throwing kids out of their home,etc.Nice that I have $30,00 for his days pay,it’s thousand,$3,00,if he got $30k,which I doubt,hope it wasn’t used for hoity toity paper!Dawn Patrol is my fav with the man as Maj Brand-Oscar all over it for Baz!Why was he nominated for If I Were King-he was good,but he did better in Dawn Patrol!

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              • Ellen Foley says

                Watched whatever TV programs available on Marcia’s sitBaz was wonderful in each appearance.He looked good in “The General’s Boots”,even if playing the guy you want to kill.SciFi theater he was quite impressive.Thanks,Marcia for making all those programs avail,all but 1 still can be seen.

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                • Ellen Foley says

                  That’s Marcia’s site!Not sit.Would love to see “The Thirteen Clocks”,had to go on Amazon & buy up Thurber.Can still remember Acting Class with the couple that performed a scene from Thurber-the husband luring the wife to the cellar,and he finds she has plans for him!Perfect for Baz & Olivia to perform!

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          • MIKUFAN says

            What about Tumblr? ๐Ÿ˜€
            That’s REALLY easy to get started on, I joined yesterday and now I’m an addict! Whoops! <_<
            There's nowhere near enough Basil blogs on there. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wanna start posting Basil stuff more often but I don't know anybody on there who actually has any interest in him, same goes for twitter. D: The closest I have is having him as my background on them..

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    • GRETCHEN says

      Yup, sadly….July 21st was Basil’s 48th death anniversary. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      But, happily….July 29th was my 40th BIRTHDAY!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • GRETCHEN says

          THANKS, Mikufan and Ellen! ๐Ÿ™‚

          I had a pretty DULL Birthday, ’cause my boyfriend was at work. So, I came-up with a NIFTY idea to entertain myself—I drew a couple colorful signs on printer paper with my markers, that said: “Yay! I’m 40 2-Day” and “1975/July 29/2015-HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”; then used my Nintendo Dsi XL to take pics of myself (wearing a T-shirt I have that happens to say: “California 1975 Surf” on it) standing in front of the signs, which I taped up on my bedroom wall next to a GIANT deflated arrow-shaped sparkly hologram metallic Birthday balloon that says: “The Party’s Here” (with the arrow pointed down at me), and my Mickey Mouse plush toys sitting on the shelf underneath. I know….pretty PATHETIC, huh? ๐Ÿ˜›

          They turned-out okay, but it sure was HARD to strategically hold the Dsi at just the right angle while using the outside camera lens (so nothing’s written backwards in the pictures), without being able to see what I was doing. Funny thing is, I still LOOK like I did at 12 (only taller)!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

          The day before my B-Day was my biannual dental check-up, and the day after my B-Day I had to get a small cavity filled—GOOD TIMES. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

          At least I got to go to a local county fair with my boyfriend the weekend before, and had some FUN! On my Birthday, he took me out to dinner at a nearby Chinese restaurant when he got home. YUMMM! ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Totally unrelated thought:
          Gee, I wonder what’s going ON with this blog….I mean, WHERE’S BLACKCATTE AND NEVE?? It’s like they just disappeared several months ago, NEVER to be heard from again!! (MYSTERIOUS!) ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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        • Ellen Foley says

          Watching “The Exile” on TCM now,and can envision Baz in the Henry Daniell role,dueling Doug Fairbanks,JR,who wrote & produced film.Too bad he’d left H’wood to have little success,or at least few and far between on B’way.Nigel Bruce in “The Exile” as a friend of Charles II.And to think now a days a H’wood wife wouldn’t have cost hubby his livelihood as with Baz after 1946,like Jen-Ben or Jen-Brad,Tom Brady,Sean Penn-Robin Wright-Penn or a host of other high profile marriages.

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  11. Ellen Foley says

    Glad no further tragedies like France,Tunisia,Kuwait as was possible for holiday weekend.May everything and everybody stay safe the rest of the Summer/year to come!May ISIS finally be defeated.Loved watching the “Lost Basil film” again,and enjoying new photos Marcia posted.Jealous of UK seeing new series of “Vicious” w/McKellen & Jacobi,so buying Series 2 on UKRegion dvd and cheating since we have to wait until late August to see the further adv of Freddie & Stuart & gang.Can’t believe some young guy in Northeast US tried to set off a firecracker on his head and died because of it!Awful tragedy.

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    • MIKUFAN says

      Did you hear about the man in an ISIS shawl walking around outside of The Houses Of Parliament?
      That really worries me, along with the fact that none of the police that swarm that area made the effort to confront him…..

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Everyone take great care wherever you go.Even suspected threats when the Pope visits,supposed credible intel.No matter what,however many they recruit,this’ll never be the Muslim world that ISIS hopes for-touch the Pope,and many will come back at these evil entities!Long Live Freedom!

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Just saw Mr Holmes this morning,now in limited release in USA.Sir Ian McKellen is wonderful,love him in everything ever saw him in.Made me think of both the great Baz & Jeremy stories,most esp Our Baz,esp Hound & Adventures.Sir Chris & Sir Peter are great,too,but I see Sir Ian as an older Baz/Sherlock.And the storyline with young Roger in the film makes him so human.So many famous British actors,Roger Allam/Phil DavisMichael Culkin/Nicholas Rowe from YoungSH movie,H Sanada from Helix /The Wolverine and so many more films.Laura Linney is great,too,and it looks like there may be sequels,as it seems to be doing well in the UK.Any comments from anyone in UK-is Camilla Parker-Balls really that much of a B to try to extort $400 million pounds from the Royals?

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  12. GRETCHEN says

    _________________________________________________
    HAPPY JULY 4th—YAY—IT’S INDEPENDANCE DAY!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    (Although the date above will probably say it’s the 5th, ’cause I think it’s still set on European time.)

    It also would’ve been my Grandma’s (my dad’s mom’s) 129th Birthday today; she died at 90.

    I just got back from attending……THE BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY EVEEEEER!!! A friend of my boyfriend and myself celebrated his 70th with a HUGE patriotic party at his house, and we were invited. All his kids, grandkids, siblings, cousins, friends, etc. were there. After stuffing ourselves with a MEGA-DINNER, we watched him open gifts and sang him “Happy Birthday” as his cake’s candle decorations spun, opened, sparked, and played the song electronically. We then sat on the grass in his front yard and ate cake as his sons entertained us all with an HOUR-LONG FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!!

    What a GREAT DAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • MIKUFAN says

      Sounds great! ๐Ÿ˜€
      (July 4th had a lot more celebration in the UK this year, which I thought was pretty neat! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

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    • GRETCHEN says

      It’s a bit late now, but—OOPS!

      correction:

      *INDEPENDENCE*

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  13. GRETCHEN says

    A belated farewell to our favorite ‘Avenger’, Patrick Macnee. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    He was the same age as Sir Chris, too. All the friends are together again, now. Yet, it’s still sad to lose anyone—even at an old age……it’s as though a part of our world has somehow disappeared when they pass, and it’s felt by everyone here.

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    • GRETCHEN says

      Awww……

      Goodbye to Roger Rees and Omar Sharif, too. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Dang, WHY is everybody dying this year??

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Didn’t know about Roger Rees.RIP to both gentlemen.Omar was so much better than his critics in Doctor Zhivago!Roger a great actor,too!

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  14. GRETCHEN says

    I noticed that Marcia never put up the cute Birthday icons all over her “Master of Stage and Screen” website for Basil this year, like she usually does….and Neve & BlackCatte didn’t do a special Birthday tribute for him on “The Baz” this time, EITHER. The last update done to this site was in February!

    For several weeks, possibly a few MONTHS now, I’ve also noticed my comments are no longer being moderated….they’re just going up instantly. Has this been the same for everyone else out there, too?

    I’m a bit worried, because it might mean something happened to the girls; or maybe they can’t always update their sites because they’re too busy—are you guys wondering the same thing?? I sure hope everything’s alright. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello Gretchen (and everyone else)! I’m okay! I’ve been busy dealing with a family crisis. No time to do a special birthday update on basilrathbone.net. But I still plan my regular first-of-the-month update. I don’t have any news about Neve or BlackCatte, though. I, too, hope all is well.

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Dear Marcia:Hope everything’s calmed down and that all’s well regarding the family emergency.Take care of yourself!

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      • countess says

        Oh dear I hope its going to be alright.Prayers going up for your Marcia

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      • MIKUFAN says

        I’m stuck with some family problems ATM as well, I hope it all gets better for you soon! D:
        ( I also LOVE the Basil Sherlock pictures you put up! :3 )

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  15. GRETCHEN says

    —————————————————————————————
    HEY!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    HAVE AN AWESOME 123rd BIRTHDAY, BASIL RATHBONE!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    May you and all your dearest friends, now reunited for eternity, enjoy passing the LOVE around! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (And, thanks for being MY special friend, too!!) ๐Ÿ˜‰
    *************************************************************************************************************

    *I corrected something I messed-up earlier on this message—I hope it doesn’t show-up TWICE….oh, well.*

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  16. GRETCHEN says

    HEY!!! :O
    HAVE AN AWESOME 123rd BIRTHDAY, BASIL RATHBONE!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    May you and all your dearest friends, now reunited for eternity, enjoy passing the LOVE around! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (And, thanks for being MY special friend, too!!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  17. GRETCHEN says

    YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! ๐Ÿ˜€
    ______________________________________________________
    WISHING VINCENT PRICE A HAPPY 104th BIRTHDAY, TODAY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    (I didn’t forget about ya, buddy!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • GRETCHEN says

      Sadly, Vincent’s B-Day this year was also Sir Christopher Lee’s very LAST Birthday…… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Here’s an odd fact:
      Vincent was born exactly 11 years before Chris, in the year 1911, and Chris lived to be 11 years older than Vincent did. WEIRD.

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      • GRETCHEN says

        I know that the 3 ‘Birthday Boys’ Vinnie, Chris and their best bud Pete are exchanging LOTS of hugs and wonderful stories, right now—they’ve got some catching-up to do!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Oh, and my dad’s 90th B-Day would’ve been this May 7th (he died on May 9th, 2008). He’s probably hanging out with our pals having a good ol’ time, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • countess says

          too much math Gretchen.. my head swims… boy when we all get to Heaven wont the “new’ movies be great, just think of the AWSUM casting up there. how cool to wath “the Basil Rathbone Story’ with the original cast.. oh well just a great dream..sadden by Chris Lee death.. am I the only one who thinks we loose good actors and rarely a new one. comes up as good.. its sad to watch even the old tv shows of my kiddyhood and relize these guys don’t act anymore..sad

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      • GRETCHEN says

        Odd fact update:
        I just realized that Christopher also happened to die 11 days after his Birthday—NO WAY!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ *head implodes*

        (When I first posted this comment, it said: “this page cannot be displayed”; so hopefully it won’t show up 2 times now, like the above B-Day comment for Basil did!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • GRETCHEN says

          Odd fact update….UPDATE:
          Guess WHAT?? Christopher’s NAME has 11 letters in it! This is getting more and more BIZARRE!!

          If any of you find other stuff related to Sir Christopher Lee and the number 11, post it here—it’s kind of interesting. Hey, what if 11 was also his favorite number? Now, THAT would be downright CREEPY. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    • Ellen Foley says

      Just heard on the News at noon that the great Sir Christopher Lee died this past weekend.No details,but he was 93.Had so hoped he’d be around for the next Star Wars film coming out before Christmas,but he was ill during the filming of The Hobbit movies,as was Sir Ian Holm,who was too ill to travel to NZ.RIP,Sir Christopher!

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Never realized,or just plain forgot that Vinnie & Sir Chris had the same birthdate,and Sir Peter was one day later!Raising a glass in honor of these three gents,and of course ourman (Sir-he earned the title even if not granted)Basil,ignored again by TCM on his b’day on Sat!

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        • Ellen Foley says

          Happy Birthday,Basil and do hope you’re holding court in the great kitchen in the sky,and OR is jealous of your entourage,esp Vinnie and Willie Bruce.Laughed when Rose Hobart referred to her nibs as “Veda”!

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      • countess says

        cause I probly wont be on the Compuker on the 13th Just wanta say happy Baz Bday to all of us who are left here !!!

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  18. MIKUFAN says

    Not really related, but I had a dream the other night that Basil broke into my house and told me I’d never get his booty because I don’t wear enough white dresses.
    <_< What high standards he has!

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  19. GRETCHEN says

    I wonder how WEIRD Basil must’ve felt, seeing articles about himself and his colleagues printed next to these LARGE, extremely tacky ads for products like:

    * Kelpamalt weight-GAINING tablets for girls (HUH??) Weren’t most chicks ‘plump’ enough, back then?

    * Kotex sanitary napkins “for personal daintiness—the first rule of loveliness” (EW!) Wait—what does “loveliness” have to do with feminine-products related to menstruation? Guys don’t want to get NEAR chicks on their periods; it totally grosses-them-out!

    * Hush cream deodorant “to correct offensive body odors”—including “that disagreeable ‘between toes’ odor, too!” (DOUBLE-EW!!) Perhaps “Hush” should’ve taken their name more literally, when it came to advertising discretion.

    And, DON’T forget to: “Wake-up” that liver bile with Calomel, and “Tint” that grey hair with Brownatone! (*__*)

    Guess you can tell which ‘target-group’ of people these ads were aiming for….and, who actually bothered to READ these dumb fan-mags in those days—hmmm—JUST LIKE NOW! (Hee, hee) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • MIKUFAN says

      If there was a fan mag in the UK dedicated to classic movies, I would 10/10 subscribe to it! xD
      (Although maybe it’d be better without those advertisements! <_<)

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    • countess says

      yea yuck .when I was little some of the prettiest adds in mags were for kotex, and belts for them[pree sticky pads] they always had these women in beautiful ball gowns in beautiful places.. me I just wanted to sleep. Not go to a the reviara and dance with a prince or something.yuck

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      • GRETCHEN says

        OMG—I know, right?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

        There’s only about 1 WEEK a month that I actually feel what could be considered ‘normal’……the rest of the time, I’m either having my pre-symptoms of depression/crying/moodiness, I’m flowing like a waterfall, or I turn into an extremely tired ‘slug’ (prior to AND during my period). When I say “extremely tired”, I mean: I go to bed feeling as if I took a sleeping pill; upon waking, I feel SUPER groggy—like the anesthetic still hasn’t quite worn-off, after an operation!

        When I began menstruating (at age 13), I never used to have any symptoms at ALL—or, for many years thereafter. I’d just notice one day that—OOPS!—my period started….always when I was at school, or at some other inopportune moment/place with NO pads available, and inconveniently-soiled undies. Then, in my early 20s I saw a change in myself (several days prior to the ‘BIG P’); I displayed some slight mood-swings and sleepiness, which was no big deal. In my mid to late 20s/early 30s, I sometimes got a fever or felt like I was getting sick with the stomach flu for a day; other times, I’d just get a headache the night before ‘IT’ showed-up. But in the past few years (my late 30s), I’ve also ‘enjoyed’ the new addition of my inability to control sudden, cruel verbal-outbursts and argumentativeness toward people I care about (for NO apparent reason), and a lack of patience with others—as well as the ‘ever-so-awesome’ pre-menopausal hot-flashes, which now sporadically accompany the first signs that my ‘special visitor’ is about to arrive. Combine all this with the fact that I’ve always been a VERY HEAVY bleeder (for the first few days), and I’m the ‘happiest-camper’ in the WORLD!

        ‘THANKS’, Nature—you’re the ‘BEST’!! ๐Ÿ˜ก

        I’ve ALSO suffered from depression since I was 12 (which only worsens during ‘that time of month’), and I sleep a LOT because of it, already.

        Boy, I hope I won’t get any WORSE once I’m actually IN menopause—YIKES!!! If that happens, my boyfriend might have to kick me out, since he already can barely stand me on my period NOW! (Hee, hee.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I remember using those dumb ‘feminine-napkin’ things (with the NOT so hygienic wannabe ‘garter-belts’) occasionally, when I was in high school (in the early 1990s)—yup, they STILL made them back then! I don’t know if they do any more, however. Gee, it sure STINKS being a girl….except for the cute clothes/shoes/accessories we get to wear—but, that’s about IT!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        • MIKUFAN says

          Depression’s a real pain in the butt at any time, it randomly just drifted into my life a couple of years back, stayed for about 7 months and left me again.
          …But especially at THOSE times…

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  20. Ellen Foley says

    Patricia Morison from Dressed To Kill,last SH movie w/Baz & Willie just celebrated 100th b’day last month!Wonder ifany other Baz’s SH co-stars still with us?Can relate to the not having a nickel to spare,IRS plundered my checking account,left me seriously in the red-my entire pension check,gone,was my only income source at that time,$00 charges slapped with by the bank,and now the crooks actually want me to reopen checking acct!Because of them and my settlement going round the mulberry bush,I lost my condo.So,anyone barely scraping by,I hear you loud and clear.Don’t give up on yourselves,come to this blog and reach out!It’s helped to keep me laughing,crying,and just plain INTERESTED!

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    • GRETCHEN says

      WOW, Ellen!

      You’re going through a LOT of bad times, right now….makes the little troubles of life seem SO silly to complain about, when one sees how others deal with the really BIG stuff. Kudos to you for having such a positive outlook, in spite of your difficulties at this time. I too come here to enjoy the comments, and also give myself a bit of therapy (in case you haven’t noticed!). Hey, it’s better (and cheaper) than RETAIL therapy!! And I think, more FUN sometimes, as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Hope you have more GOOD luck in the near future—and that all of us on this site not only make close friends here, but become happier, healthier people because of it.

      Oh—and: HAVE A WONDERFUL (belated) 100th BIRTHDAY, PATRICIA MORISON!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’ll bet Basil’s SOOO proud of you for living not only a long life, but a kind and caring one….I know he’s been watching over you since his death, and wishes you well—always.

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      • Ellen Foley says

        Knowing others adore the Baz as much as I’ve always done is therapy to me.Always got razzed because of it,not into some of the prettier current actors.Baz just gave off that certain something,too bad he maybe didn’t feel like he had it all together-something I wish I could say,too!But sharing with others who’ve had bad luck helps me be more thankful,esp since we have our man in common.Better than paying for group therapy,or at least most of them that I’ve been to.Loved the mindful meditation ones,esp when sharing the raisins (touch,smell,hear the raisin,savor,then finally chew!).

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    • countess says

      I hope miss morison lives to 200. my other mom thought she was like one of the prettiest stars. she was in a contest to wright a pome that they were to set to music and Pat whould sing it on the raido. she wan the contest. Pat sent her the nicest hand written letter of thanks and a autographed photo both long gone now. and of course no recorders back then to copy her singing the song..we all wish we had it but as the song rights went to the contest givers who knows what happened to it? if it ever was recorded?I don’t even know the name of it. still I have this warm spot in my heart for Pat..

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  21. MIKUFAN says

    Day 45-
    Still no sign of fangirl life on The Baz. I’ve had to resort to living off of garlic bread, Tesco value peanut butter and Ouida’s stale flapjacks for the past couple of weeks.

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    • GRETCHEN says

      Yup, Mikufan—I’ve also been wondering WHERE everybody runs-off to, when “The Baz” is on a long stint of silence……I suppose they’re all waiting for some more ‘juicy’ gossip about Basil’s love-life to emerge, or maybe they just go on hiatus for awhile, until anything new is put up online.

      Whatever the case, I still continue to check-in each day; with high hopes I’ll see a recent post of ANY kind—even one from that ‘You Know Who’ chick that’s been in hiding for the past year, or so (although she’s popped-up within the last month, sneakily, using a different screen-name and icon….but, I can tell it’s her).

      Oh; and that’s a good one, about the flapjacks—although I see Ouida as more of an ‘upside-down-cake’ kind of person (T-hee!). Of course, with her stature and flaming red hair, I’d probably nickname her: “Strawberry Shortcake”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • MIKUFAN says

        Oh she bakes those too, it’s just the flapjacks are all she’s willing to give me ;A;

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      • Countess says

        teeeheee teeeheee teehee wickedly funny.yet ..delightfully tacky as Hooters says.yea last time I checked, like way b4 Christmas her site blog what ever, was still sittng as it has been sence the sussopsed great diary reveal..snooze. I swear im not in hideing nor have i joined the witness proctection program. I jus don’t have internet any longer am reduced to using public compukers or posting at friends houses. cash flow dosent look to be improving at anytime in the near futrer either. I’m only a Countess by heridity not in bling bling. having a titel that honerary wont pay the bill collector. oh and I still cant spell so bear wi me. if I find new stuff on Baz I’ll report it hear belive u me, indeedy. not in Weedy though. as much as what I found before seamed to fall into my lap, but nothing falling recently ..xcept my family fourtunes. happy Easter one and all..

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        • GRETCHEN says

          I can sympathize with you, Countess. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          I’m broke, too—in fact, the only reason I have access to a computer at ALL, is ’cause my boyfriend lets me use his laptop. Never could afford one of my own. As I’ve stated before, I’m an artist—this means that most of the time I have no money….make that: ALL of the time!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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          • countess says

            you know the sad part is I have 2 computers a big desk top xp and a laptop satlite [xp is 100000000.000000! x s the beter ] but cant afford internet. so I go the the lib. and let them pay for it. ;}

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            • GRETCHEN says

              I understand THAT!

              My boyfriend has phone/high-speed internet/cable TV service packaged together for one price….it’s still WAY too expensive, at over $200 a month!! (The cable company sneakily increases the amount each year, tacking-on extra ‘fees’ for this and that—it used to be about $75 cheaper in 2012; this year ALONE, it went-up $20+.)

              And, that includes PAYING for the ‘privilege’ to watch 10-minute commercial-breaks every 15 minutes—YAY.

              Even ‘BETTER’—-we get to see those annoyingly-lengthy, NEVER-ENDING infomercials for anti-aging beauty products & whiny ‘help us save the abused animals/starving kids’ ads, that suddenly appear—-IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PROGRAM!!! Not to mention the ones about ‘less painful’ catheters (ouch!) and class-action lawsuits for failed hip-replacements and mesothelioma. SHEESH!! ๐Ÿ˜ก

              Whatever happened to the 2 minute long ad-breaks, like back in the ’50s-’60s???

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              • GRETCHEN says

                Oh, and HEY—-it’s TAX-DAY today!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
                Just one more GREAT reason to love being alive in the USA! ๐Ÿ˜‰
                (Wow, that rhymed.) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Countess says

      EEEE GOD Weedys stale flapjacks[pancakes here in the good ole U.S.A. so yee can sound like a native. native what is up to yee;}] some one give her a stomach pump…Just poping in to wish ya all a Hoppy Easter.

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  22. GRETCHEN says

    A SAD farewell to Leonard Nimoy. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    And a BIG SHOVE to all those jerks who are picking on William Shatner for not going to his funeral——because he was across the country attending a CHARITY EVENT, and HELPING PEOPLE!!! ๐Ÿ˜ก

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    • Ellen Foley says

      I agree,he was booked long before,and they were good friends.Some wonderful tributes to Mr Nimoy,RIP.Saw him in an uncredited role the other day,Them! and Deforest Kelley yesterday in Night Of The Lepus.Shatner is always going to be picked at,no matter what.He should do what Curt Schilling did to the sickos threatening harm to his daughter (he found their personal info,reported the athletes to their coaches,for example,so they got their just desserts,and actually apologized to him-fine time after threatening assault).Wish the Baz did Hurricane,after seeing Ray Massey in the role Baz turned down.Would’ve been great in that part,Barb O’neil was alao rumored to have been offered a part.Loved the two of them in The Sun Never Sets.Sorry for going on so long,I also thought how awful anyone assumed Shatner snubbed a funeral,prob took place w/I 24 hrs post.As the Irish say,or to paraphrase,may the devil choke them.

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    • countess says

      OMG I HADNT HEARD sob Spock gone nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  23. rosebette says

    I actually found the advertisements more interesting than the article. Imagine, a product that will put 5 healthy lbs. on “skinny girls.” This was when “skinny” was a pejorative term, rather than a beauty goal.

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  24. MIKUFAN says

    Well considering I’ve been dumped and all sorts during the last week, I think it’s safe to say I’ll be spending Valentines day with my Basil movies and some popcorn! xD

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    • GRETCHEN says

      I spent Valentine’s Day ALONE. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      My boyfriend was gone all day doing yard-work at his other house, and stayed there overnight. We’ve never really ‘celebrated’ Valentine’s, anyways….if I’m lucky, I might get a greeting card—when he remembers. He isn’t into romance, and thinks it’s a ‘stupid’ holiday; invented as another excuse for businesses to make money off of the suckers willing to spend it on presents for their lovers. He’s kind-of right about that, but it still would be nice to receive a gift once in a while. I’m poor, so I usually just buy him some inexpensive candy, and get him (or make) a card. Since he wasn’t here, we haven’t given our cards to one another, yet. When he gets home today, he’s going to take me out to dinner to make-up for it.

      Whoopee.

      Gee, Valentine’s is the BORINGEST holiday, E V E R.

      I enjoyed it MUCH more as a kid; when in school our class gave out those little Valentines with the lollipops stuck in them to each other, decorated the room with glitter-hearts we cut out of construction paper, and had a BIG party!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Ellen Foley says

        To men who think that there’s no point to Valentine’s Day,the one day you can show real appreciation to your partner IS NOT A STUPID holiday!It’s really the best opportunity to show you’re not insensitive to OUR feelings,and to show you’re capable of caring about who cooks,shops,keeps your clothes clean,who probably is the reason why you even have underwear and decent clothing to wear (no,I’m not complaining about”:Ratters” well-worn pullover-the photo with Oliviathat was beautiful!).Any guy who forgets his sweetheart is IMHO like the troll who gave me a Valentine in grade school saying “I hate you,you’re ugly”.Who needs ’em!

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        • Ellen Foley says

          After watching the Oscars last night,seeing Eddie Redmayne win over Benedict (always liked both men in any BBC series or PBS presentation) could feel Baz’s disappointment losing x 2 to racist Walter Brennan.Before any says otherwise,he (Brennan) wasdancing with joy,making racist remarks w/deaths of RFK & MLK in 1968.Made me sick reading it,and equality speeches last night @ Oscars made me feel good,esp in regard to equal pay/consideration for women.

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Still think Baz was nominated for wrong film in 1938 that’s why he lost.Should’ve been nominated The Dawn Patrol-he’s so much better at acting-Brennan always made me queasy-now I know why.Dancing/jumping for joy at anyone’s demise,while Baz tried to encourage understanding that homosexuality was a fact of life,and to learn to accept it as a fact of life.Maybe because he was ahead of his time,that’s why Baz lost out to a lesser actor,IMHO.Love the party,can I hang w/Baz in the Kitchen?

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        • GRETCHEN says

          In (belated) reply to Ellen’s comment:

          You’re SO right about how most guys don’t respect us girls like they should. However; I’m kind of lucky, ’cause my boyfriend supports me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          He’s the only one with a job, at this time—he even washes his laundry, cooks a lot (yay!), and does ALL the grocery shopping for both of us + buys his own clothing/shoes.

          I’m VERY grateful to have someone taking care of me financially (and not to be homeless), but I’m also sad….’cause all I seem to be good for is doing his house & yard work—like I’m just the maid, ‘earning my keep’, or something—rather than being his ‘dream come true’. I believe a LOT of women have the same problem with their significant others….it’s pretty common for men to forget we’re special, and to honor us. I think that’s why we come to this blog to pine over Basil; we WISH there was a guy out there like him, who knew how to treat us like goddesses and shower us with passionate affection, even if just occasionally.

          My boyfriend is a ‘modern’ man, and expects me to pay for my personal stuff (snacks, clothes, art-supplies, bathroom essentials, etc.) with money I earn myself; this is difficult for me, being an artist and not having a steady income. I understand that everything is now considered ‘equal’ between men and women these days, but I’m an ‘old-fashioned’ girl….I like being dependent on a guy, and want one who’s okay with me the way I am. Instead, he’s disappointed in me for not making more of a life for myself, or contributing monetarily to our relationship—which only leaves me feeling somewhat guilty for being ‘lazy’, and like an even BIGGER loser. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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          • Ellen Foley says

            Nothing wrong with holding traditional values.Was always criticized by those who judged me on basis of their own lifestyle.Had a very strict upbringing myself.

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      • GRETCHEN says

        I know it’s a bit late to mention, but this would be my ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day (or Christmas, or Birthday) ‘dream-gift’, from a guy—if I had a boyfriend who actually GAVE me gifts:

        Surprise-delivered to my door, beautifully packaged with a thoughtful notecard, would be…..

        A fluffy-soft (pink or blue) “Hoodie-Footie” onesie from Pajamagram, and an adorable “Vermont Teddy Bear”, wearing the matching “Hoodie-Footie”….I saw them both online, and wanted them SOOOO BAD!! ๐Ÿ˜€

        Guess I’ll have to keep-on dreaming.

        Oh, Basil—where ART thou when I NEED thee??! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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