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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 321

Basil Rathbone papers concerning Aldous Huxley's The giaconda smile


English actor Basil Rathbone's prompt book for The Giaconda smile by English author Aldous Huxley as well as letters from Huxley to Rathbone.


  • 1950-1951

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes Rathbone's prompt copy prepared for the touring version of The giaconda smile. Also includes letters from Huxley to Rathbone, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

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).

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*76M-69. Purchased with the Billy Rose fund; received: 1976 June 4.
Rathbone, Basil, 1892-1967. Basil Rathbone papers concerning Aldous Huxley's The giaconda smile: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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