Top Ten Tallulah Bankhead Quotes

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1 My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine.

Tallulah was a very wild broad. In her own twisted way, she paved the way for the emancipation of women in the film industry. She and Marlene Dietrich really stood out, she didn't fake her sexual appetite for more popularity, she enjoyed her debauchery. Back in those years, it was not flattering for a woman to be like she was. Today, little girls have the real freedom to be wild without a cost just for being in the spotlight. Tallulah, the trampy cat was original though. She was not just a monkey who did what everybody does. She seeked pleasure and she paid the cost and she wouldn't change her life for making things more proper, because she didn't want that or need that. She was a drunkard, a terrible character, but she had the courage of her convictions.

Happy 112th Birthday, Tallulah! (January 31st) - Blue_Devereaux

2 I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me.
3 Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
4 Cocaine isn't habit forming. I should know - I've been using it for years.
5 It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
6 If you really want to help the American theater, don't be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.
7 I've tried several varieties of sex, all of which I hate. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic; the others give me a stiff neck and/or lockjaw.
8 I'm as pure as the driven slush.
9 Here's a rule I recommend. Never practice two vices at once
10 Codeine...bourbon... [her last coherent words before she died]

God, this one made me giggle!

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1. My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine.
2. I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me.
3. Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
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