Tallulah Bankhead: A Scandalous Life -by David Bret ( Biography )

By: Bret, David ( Tallulah Bankhead related)

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example with a wee bit of rubbing, in a Near Fine dustjacket, price clipped, 278 pages, b&w photos, ---"Born in Alabama in 1903, she became a big star in London in the early 1920s. Branded an 'unsafe and unsavory person' by the Hays Commission in America in the early 1930s, her career went from tremendous stage success in such hits as The Little Foxes and Fallen Angels, to appearances in some of the worst plays ever written, which she turned into triumphs by improvising lewd and outrageous asides to satisfy the cravings of her largely gay audiences. Confessing to over 500 love affairs with both men and women, Tallulah married just once - to a man who divorced her citing mental cruelty. A headline writer's dream throughout her life, at the height of her fame she was said to drink two bottles of bourbon a day, smoke 100 cigarettes and take pills to help her sleep, pills to keep her awake, and pills to help her cope with the pills. But while there always seemed to be someone on hand to record Tallulah's indiscretions, the other side of her personality went largely unrecorded. She raised vast amounts of money for children's charities; delivered stringent speeches against communism and racial and sexual prejudice, and actively supported the presidential campaigns of two close friends: Truman and Kennedy"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: Tallulah Bankhead: A Scandalous Life -by David Bret ( Biography )

Author Name: Bret, David ( Tallulah Bankhead related)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: T.V. & Movies & Theatre,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Robson Books, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

ISBN Number: 1861050151

ISBN Number 13: 9781861050151

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Type: Price Clipped Jacket

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Seller ID: 163688

Keywords: Tallulah Bankhead: A Scandalous Life -by David Bret ( Biography )