MS Thr 321
Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967. Basil Rathbone papers concerning Aldous Huxley's The giaconda
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Thr 321
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967.
Title: Basil Rathbone papers concerning Aldous Huxley's The giaconda smile,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: English actor Basil Rathbone's prompt book for The Giaconda smile by English author Aldous Huxley as well as letters from Huxley to Rathbone.
*76M-69. Purchased with the Billy Rose fund; received: 1976 June 4.
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Basil Rathbone Papers Concerning Aldous Huxley's The Giaconda Smile (MS Thr 321). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Huxley was an English novelist and Rathbone an English actor. Rathbone played a character
in The giaconda smile in the New York City production (1950) and on tour (1951).
Includes Rathbone's prompt copy prepared for the touring version of The giaconda smile. Also includes letters from Huxley to Rathbone, among other items.
- (1). Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. The Giaconda smile. TS. with carbon inserts and MS. additions and corrections (unidentified hand); New York, [1951?]. 114f.(127p.).
Basil Rathbone's prompt copy prepared for his own touring version, summer 1951; Huxley version opened 7 Oct 1950, Lyceum theatre, New York, directed by Shepard Traube.
- (2). Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. 8 letters to Basil Rathbone:
- A.L.s.; New York, 1 May 1950. 2s. (4p.).
- T.L.s.; London, 23 Jul 1950. 1s. (2p.).
- A.L.s.; Los Angeles, 21 Feb 1951. 1s. (1p.).
- A.L.s.; same, 3 Mar 1951. 1s. (2p.).
- T.L.s.; same, 6 Mar 1951. 2s. (2p.).
- T.L.s.; same, 22 Apr 1951. 1s. (1p.).
- A.L.s.; New York, [n.d.]. 1s. (2p.).
- A.L.s.; Los Angeles, [n.d.]. 2s. (2p.).
- (3). Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967. A.L.s. to Ward Morehouse; [New York], 16 Oct 1950. 3s. (5p.)
- (4). Crabtree, Paul. T.L.s. to Basil Rathbone; East Rochester, 27 August 1951. 1s. (1p.)
With Rathbone's itemized list of production expenses and related receipts.
- (5). Miscellaneous material; 1 folders