Tallulah: My Autobiography
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Tallulah: My Autobiography by Tallulah Bankhead In her own words, the life of the inimitable actress known for her daring ways and distinctive foghorn voice Her grandfather was a U. S. senator. Her uncle was a U. S. congressman. Her father was Speaker of the House. Although born to privilege in Alabama and groomed in a convent school, Tallulah Bankhead resolved not to be j...more
Paperback, 341 pages
Published July 7th 2004 by University Press of Mississippi (first published 1951)
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Jennifer  Sciolino-Moore
An autobiography. Not the best, not the worst. I was bored at times. It was a bit like a listing of events.

Tallulah was bawdy and capricious and brash. She seemed to downplay each of the major events in her life, almost as if to apologize for them. Maybe the tamer version is the true version. Who knows. I'm not above admitting that I prefer the picture in my mind to the watered down version she purported to be. Isn't fantasy usually preferable to reality?
Subi
This was originally at 35 cent paperback, 1959. She was quite a character!
Bryant Whelan
This was a fascinating read, not a scholarly bio but interesting to read about a gal who hails from the south and becomes a name on the entertainment and social set in NYC. Who could not be fascinated by a woman named Tallulah Bankhead?
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Told as if she's at a cocktail party and sharing stories. Some funny stuff. She manages to be somewhat self-effacing. Tough job for an actress.
Gaile
This was first published in 1952 and went into another edition in 1953 and I think 1957. I read it in 1957.
Norman
This book is a fun read. She is a terrific wordsmith, and she had some wonderful stories.
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