was not only the consummate Sherlock Holmes,
he was also the movies' greatest swordsman.
In 1975, A.S. Barnes and Company
published my book
BASIL RATHBONE: His Life and His Films
It is no longer in print, nor is it likely to be again.
Yet, every year, I get letters -- and now, e-mail --
from all over the world, asking me questions
about this classic actor.
People also want to know where they can find a copy of
this now rare book,
and the answer to that can be found if you
Additionally, as a "public service,"
I've decided to make myself available to answer your
Keep in mind that I am NOT a research bureau.
If the answer to your question is in my book, or I can
discern it without great effort,
I will pass it on to you...If not, I'm afraid you are on
There are, however, some other excellent web sites on the
devoted to "ol' Baz," as Errol Flynn used to call him.
Great Actor, Basil Rathbone
Holmes Films Starring Basil Rathbone