To kick off our inspirational posts for the next
Vintage Vivant theme, “Forbidden Vices” we feature Tallulah Bankhead, silent film star, romancer of both men and women, and remembered today for her outspoken personality.
: center;”>“Say anything about me, darling, as long as it isn’t boring.” “My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine.”
“Here’s a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once”
“”I’ve tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic. And the others give me either stiff neck or lockjaw”"
“I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education”
“Cocaine isn’t habit forming. I should know – I’ve been using it for years”
“It’s the good girls that keep diaries. Bad girls never have the time.”
One last tidbit about Ms. Bankhead: Her larger-than-life charismatic personality inspired voice actress Betty Lou Gerson’s work on the character Cruella De Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.