Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #000431: TALLULAH BANKHEAD

Vintage 1.15 x 5-inch fountain pen signature, apparently clipped from a letter, matted up with a lovely 5x3-inch black and white portrait to an overall size of 7x9 inches. In good condition, with two minor mailing folds to the autograph. Seductive, whiskey-voiced Tallulah Bankhead, leading lady of the stage and screen, was equally well-known for her uninhibited behavior, including copious use of drugs and alcohol, endless sexual encounters and occasional disrobing in public.  After a handful of appearances in British silent films, she was signed to a talkie film contract with Paramount, but proved more of a Broadway fixture, at her dazzling and fiery best in “The Little Foxes” (1939) and “The Skin of Our Teeth (1942).  Her movie career was spotty and included several box office disasters, perhaps because her extravagant, larger-than-life personality was not done justice on the screen.  Her more memorable appearances include Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat (1944) and the horror flick Die! Die! My Darling! (1965).