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Tallulah! - by Joel Lobenthal (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 577

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Entertainment & Performing Arts

Format: Paperback

Publisher: It Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Joel Lobenthal

Language: English

TCIN: 78517779
UPC: 9780060989064
Item Number (DPCI): 247-12-8139

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In the golden age of American theater, no celestial body shone more dazzlingly than Tallulah Bankhead. Outrageous, outspoken, and totally uninhibited, she was an actress known as much for her offstage vices as for her onstage roles--the cocaine and alcohol, the blistering tirades, and her scandalous affairs with both men and women.

In Tallulah!, author Joel Lobenthal has captured the private essence of this most public of Broadway stars, the irrepressible diva who enjoyed intimate relationships with the top entertainment luminaries of her day, from Tennessee Williams and Noël Coward to Marlene Dietrich and Billie Holiday. Here also are the close and personal details of her family life and doomed romances, drawn from scores of exclusive interviews, and previously untapped information from Scotland Yard and the FBI. This is the definitive biography of Tallulah Bankhead, a woman even more complex, more nuanced, and more shocking than her notorious mythology suggests.

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