“I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.” Tallulah Bankhead photographed by Florence Vandamm

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  1. October 13, 2014

    Brilliant line.

    • October 16, 2014

      Brilliant gal. Just remembering her first quip to Alexander Woollcott when Tallulah to joined his party at the Algonquin Round Table, “Mr. Woollcott, there is less here than meets the eye.” Gotta love her.

  2. October 13, 2014

    That education is a darned good one, really. If we presume (just for fun) her Shakespeare was in one volume (poor overburdened nightstand!), she had two big tomes from which to learn a lot about human nature!

    • October 16, 2014

      Her friend Anita Loos said she read a bit of the Bible every day, because she wanted to find out what happened next 😉 !

    • October 16, 2014

      Wasn’t she amazing!

  3. October 14, 2014

    I used to read the Bible. Now I read Shakespeare. And I can shoot pool. But I’ve never been photographed languishing over the world’s biggest wine glass.

    • October 16, 2014

      Ms. Marcheline, we might have to remedy that… And I think you just hit on the next image for your blog 😉 !

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