There is a wonderful and fantastically in-depth new review of RHYTHM ONTHE RIVER on BasilRathbone.net. CLICK TO READ It’s a fun film even if it’s not one of his greatest screen-moments. Here’s an extract to whet your appetite. And here are some lovely caps (also borrowed from basilrathbone.net):
Hello all. I’m the new co-admin of The Baz. And this is the new magazine-style layout, which I hope you like. It’s designed to showcase a good range of the fantastic array of material here. If you scroll down the front page you’ll find several new sections, full of various goodies. So far we have original featured articles, “The Baz on Film”, “Quotations”, “Magazine articles”, and “Talking to.” Take a tour and enjoy, and if you have any thoughts or suggestions we’d love to hear from you in the comments. best Chatte Noire
Just a quick post to tell you all the Baker Street Journal sent out a reminder today that people have until Saturday to sign up for their Christmas edition which features the text of Ouida’s ill-fated 1953 stage play, SHERLOCK HOLMES.So go along and order a copy and discover whether it really was as hair-tearingly bad as everyone said. http://bakerstreetjournal.com/itemsforsale/subscriptions.html.
Well, it seems Alyssia has a fan…
Some cool updates on BASILRATHBONE.NET this month. Including new information on Rathbone’s various homes in the UK., and this pic of Ouida’s “country house on the Thames” where she and Basil (and Jack Miltern) spent the summer of 1924.
Basilrathbone.net has just unveiled a new page dedicated to Rathbone’s troubling second wife, Ouida Bergere (or whatever he real name was). basilrathbone.net/biography/ouida.htm Go and check it out. Lots of info. I focused on this pic of Ouida in 1919, sitting in a huge car: She would have been married to George Fitzmaurice at the time I think, and had just launched her short-lived multi-functional uber-agency for just about everything. That giant car is so Ouida isn’t it. Wonder if she ever actually managed to pay for it 😉
BasilRathbone.net has launched a new page today, devoted to the women in BR’s life. It’s a must-see as it features at least two pieces of evidence never previously published. http://www.basilrathbone.net/biography/women.htm It also features this marvellous high-res image as “photo of the month” – have to borrow it: