“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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8 comments

    • 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.

  1. Jen

    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!

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