Take A Bow, Tallulah

Finally. Here’s my little 5×7″ portrait of Tallulah Bankhead!

I chose to put her in the dress that Margo Channing wears in “All About Eve” — and designed by Edith Head — because Bette Davis was essentially channeling Tallulah for that role…

This is oil on paper, and will be available thru Distinction Gallery for “Break a Leg: An Homage to the Theater”. She’ll be on sale on August 12th only. Tallulah once said, “If you really want to help the American theater, don’t be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.”

2 thoughts on “Take A Bow, Tallulah”

  1. G*d, me too…

    I LOVE those old movies and all those actresses…back in the day when everyone had a pretty good idea that those ladies did exactly whatever the hell they wanted to but the studios were ‘shutty-mouthed’ (as my great-Gram would say) so any reported bad behavior could be dismissed as a rumor. 🙂
    They were ‘ladies’ when they wanted to be and hellions when they didn’t and their star status shielded them. I believe it was those glorious women (and The War) that really kickstarted the second wave women’s movement of the 60’s and 70’s.
    God Bless ‘Em…I always feel a huge debt of gratitude to them for their HUGE ‘girl ballz.’

    Keep ’em coming, AP…:-)…you’ve got to be the absolutely BEST artist to paint them. ‘Cuz if you’d been born 50 years earlier, I bet you’d have been right in the thick of it with them!

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