A Rathbone fan in Spain, Jaime Gabaldà Méndez, has sent me a drawing that he made for Basil Rathbone’s 125th birthday. I’m sharing it with everyone here: This is Jaime’s explanation of the drawing: We are in 1939, in the set of The Hound of the Baskervilles. A behind-the scenes candid moment. The movie set reproduces the beautiful Devon countryside in the South-West of England, near Dartmoor and the South Devon coast under a full moon night. An area or mystery and legend. We can see the main characters of the movie celebrating Basil Rathbone Birthday. They are dancing in a kind of “Ring around the Rosie”, the classic nursery rhyme that was favorite of children of past times. They are dancing together, hand to hand around Birthday delicious cake. Happy faces, following the rhyme. So cute! The happy dancers of this countryside are Basil Rathbone dressed in tweed as Sherlock Holmes with his deerstalker and his foulard of vivid colors on his neck, besides him, on his right Nigel Bruce as good old Doctor …
This is a place to find most of the images uploaded on The Baz, from caps and stills to fan art and some of the bespoke artwork done for the blog. It’s eclectic and far from organised and even further from complete… Still, I hope you enjoy browsing. It will be growing over the next few weeks as I have time to sort through the jumble of stuff on here, but here is a beginning.
Another update of the highlights on our Tumblr dash. http://the-baz.tumbr.com
I’ve used a lot of photos from there, but I’m not sure how many of you know THE BAZ has a Tumblr presence, and there is a thriving and talented Basil Rathbone fandom on there as well as a great resource for some rarer photos. Our URL is http://the-baz.tumbr.com Bookmark it!….and come and follow us on Tumblr too. It’s more pictorially-based, less wordy than WordPress, but it’s a good place for fans of classic movies or weird retro-ness of any kind. Browsing can get compulsive. You name it, there will be a tumblr tag for it. Trust me on this. I’m starting a once-weekly update of what is currently running on our “other home.” So Sunday is now The Baz on Tumblr day… 🙂 Gregory Pecks… Fiction For Life… I Really Should Be Drawing… Verre a Vitres… Beauty and Terror Dance
From Paddyfitz on Tumblr
Happy Basil Birthday to you all From Home is Where the Holmes is….
Another interesting – and also thought-provoking – photo-montage by I Love Ida Lupino on tumblr. Sooo…what do we think about Baz and Livvy?
Since The Baz opened its doors seven months ago we have been sent quite a few samples of fan art, and I though this Sunday I’d take the chance to exhibit a few of them. So here we go… This I have to include, as I think it’s gorgeous. Basil Rathbone as Karenin, by Verre-a-Vitres. Check out their other artwork, you’ll be happy you did. I have to admit I totally LOVE “The Baz Bus” sent in by Rebekah. Rebekah is a relatively new Baz fan, and more of her work can be seen at http://www.goodoldbaz.deviantart.com/ These two portraits were sent in by Judith Dawes, a regular commenter here. I especially like the one on the right. Jim Lether sent this portrait in. According to his Facebook he “paints” entirely digitally.
And how can we not sooner or later feature the charming ghostbees Sherlock Holmes series? It’s not strictly Baz, of course, but since the artist is named Basil, and since this Sherlock looks so like our boy, I think we can blur our definitions. This one is called “A Sensible Idea.”… Visit the ghostbees site to see more.
Here is a cool thing. I’ve just been contacted by Tina from Germany who has a Basil Rathbone group on Deviantart. Here’s a some samples of the work…(just had to add a couple more) http://basilrathbone.deviantart.com/