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Miss Tallulah Bankhead by Lee Israel

Miss Tallulah Bankhead by Lee Israel

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Miss Tallulah Bankhead by Lee Israel is a 384-page hardcover published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1972.  The dust jacket shows shelf wear and some chips and tears along the edges.  Inside, The spine, although fully intact and the book itself appears to be in unread condition, has come unglued from the cover spine.  This is a reader's copy.

Book Summary

A major biography of a major American woman--Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, the tempestuous heroine of theater and film.

From her earliest days in Montgomery, Alabama, where she and her sister, Eugenia, began a fierce, dramatic rivalry for the attentions of their Congressman father and even more famous Senator grandfather, Tallulah always wanted to be a star.  But although she first walked onstage at the age of sweet sixteen in The Squab Farm, she was too impatient to study her craft.  Enraptured by the glamour of the theater, she became a mascot of the famed Algonquin Round Table, and soon Tallulah was creating her image of wit--an image combined with an earthy sincerity that was often bewildering.

Miss Tallulah Bankhead unfolds the stories behind this mercurial, unpredictable beauty who captured the public imagination and who would say, "I don't care what they say as long as they talk about me." 

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  71-175263

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