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Tallulah Bankhead

(1902-1968), Actress

Sitter in 50 portraits
Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Bankhead, made her stage debut in 1918. She travelled to England in 1923 to appear in C B Cochran's production of The Dancers. This was the start of an eight-year stay in which she appeared in 24 plays and established her reputation in productions such as Noel Coward's Fallen Angels and Michael Arlen's The Green Hat. Bankhead attracted a loyal female following of gallery girls who chanted ' Tallulah Tallulah' or ' Tallulah Hallelujah' when she appeared on stage.

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Tallulah Bankhead, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x193434

Tallulah Bankhead

by Cecil Beaton
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 17 October 1928
NPG x193434

Tallulah Bankhead, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7246

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7246

Tallulah Bankhead, by Paul Tanqueray - NPG x7248

Tallulah Bankhead

by Paul Tanqueray
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x7248

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4364

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1934
NPG x4364

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x34789

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x34789

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4362

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1934
NPG x4362

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4363

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1934
NPG x4363

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4373

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 12 September 1939
NPG x4373

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4366

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 12 September 1939
NPG x4366

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4367

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 12 September 1939
NPG x4367

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4369

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 12 September 1939
NPG x4369

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4370

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 12 September 1939
NPG x4370

Tallulah Bankhead, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x4371

Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print, 12 September 1939
NPG x4371

Tallulah Bankhead, by Hubert Leslie - NPG D475

Tallulah Bankhead

by Hubert Leslie
cut paper silhouette, 1974 (1925)
NPG D475

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Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x198178

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Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate glass negative, 1925
NPG x35440

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Tallulah Bankhead

by Dorothy Wilding
whole-plate glass negative, 1925
NPG x36701

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