Friday, December 23, 2011

total abandon

when patti smith sang the words' total abandon' over and over i thought she was singing 'tallulah bankhead.' i did.

if she had i would have understood. tallulah was drop dead gorgeous and so unique. she only has 20 screen credits but her name is legendary. i am most familiar with her 1931 film 'the cheat.' it is a fairly creepy story of a glamourous woman's improper association with a very disturbed guy. tallulah was very graceful and a truly special actress.

her last screen appearance was on the television show 'batman'. seeing as 'batman' is more popular than ever, it now seems a rather grand exit.

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