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TALLULAH My autobiography
by BANKHEAD, Tallulah
Published by Harper & Brothers (1952), NY (1952)
First Edition Hardcover Measures 8.5x6 inches Weighs 1 pound 5 ounces

Condition: Good.
Hardcover is dark teal with black spine. Spine text is red, white and blue. Corners are bumped. Gutter is showing after first blank leaf. Illustrated in black and white. One color portrait illustration on frontspiece. Slightly deckled edge pages. Pages are clean save a few (very minor) age spots here and there.
DJ is so poor as to be not counted. It had been affixed to the boards with tape. It has many tapes to repair. It has NOT been price clipped.

Exercise on the Trapeze
Despite all you may have heard to the contrary, I have
never had a ride in a patrol wagon.
I have milked a mammoth, and I travel with adjustable window
screens. I have been up in a balloon with Sir Nigel Playfair, and
down in a submarine with Gary Cooper. I have scaled an elephant
in a St. Louis zoo, and christened an electric rabbit with a jeroboam
of Lanson 1912. I have clerked behind a counter with Margot
Asquith, and sung duets with Margaret Truman. Charged with
two double-daiquiris I have churned with the conviction that I can
do the Indian rope trick.
My voice has been likened to the mating call of the caribou, and
to the haunting note of a Strad. Apostates have hinted that I'm the
ill-begotten daughter of Medusa and the Marquis de Sade. As
against these slanders there are the hymns of my champions, equally
inaccurate, that I'm a fusion of Annie Laurie, Bopeep, Florence
Nightingale and whichever waif Lillian Gish played in The
Orphans of the Storm. Somewhere in between these contrary ver­
dicts lies the truth. With Montaigne "I speak truth, not so much
as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more, as I
grow older."
I've had tea with Lloyd George, tiffin with Ramsay MacDonald,

Tallulah My autobiography, Tallulah Bankhead, Harper & Brothers 1952, NY First Edition Hardcover Book


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