Archive | Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead’s Coconut Jumbles

“Nobody can be exactly me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.” Got a fab freelance commission this week – selecting fashion films of the 1940s and writing about them. Film archiving doesn’t get much better than that! In discussion over a burger and fries my commisioners concluded that although folks have a strong idea […]

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Tallulah Bankhead’s Coconut Jumbles

“…all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. Once I introduced a friend of mine as ‘Martini’. Her name was actually ‘Olive’.” Tallulah’s excuse for calling everyone “dahling” rings a bell with me. I’m getting terrible at remembering names. Which puts me in mind of my dad once saying, “that whatsisname is really […]

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Tallulah Bankhead’s French 75s

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” Last night saw extreme Silver Screen Supperage in action. Dinner al fresco which began with Tallulah’s favourite tipple the French 75. Followed by Adolph Menjou’s Spiced Venetian Cheese hors d’oevres, Errol Flynn’s Baked Fish Havanaise and Joan Blondell’s Peach and […]

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Talullah Bankhead’s Coconut Jumbles

“They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.” So hard to choose a quote for Talullah – there are so many fabulous ones! What exactly is she doing in this picture I’d like to know? The person who comes up with the best guess will win a batch of […]

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