Rare Personal Letter from Sherlock Holmes to Clifton Webb
Basil Rathbone Autograph Letter Signed "Basil & Ouida" to Clifton Webb, one page, plain stationery, 6.75" x 10", New York, January 9, 1963. It begins: "Dear Cliffy. We heard you were in hospital in Houston Texas. How could you desert the Great State of California for the Greater State of Texas!..." He goes on to talk about their long friendship, the NY newspaper strike, Mabel's passing, and he asks Clifton to get in touch with them. Also in this lot are two 10" x 8" B&W photos showing the Rathbones, David Niven, Mabelle Webb and others at a dinner party. All three items are in excellent condition. A portion of the letter's original mailing envelope is included.
Rathbone SIGNS AGAIN on back of envelop with his handwritten address.
Note this photo shows Webb's mother Mabelle. See the Fred Astaire letter of condolences to Webb on the passing of Mabelle in 1960.
With COA from PSA/DNA