DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1918

bankhead the squab farm   tallulah-bankhead_campbell_cosmopolitan-september-1918_
Tallulah as Gladys Sinclair

At 15, Tallulah Bankhead won a movie-magazine beauty contest and 
persuaded her family to let her move to New York. Her father, William
Bankhead, used his influence and connections to help secure Tallulah’s 
first stage role, a nonspeaking, one scene walk-on part in the comedy
The Squab Farm. It only played the Bijou theater for three weeks.

Tallulah’s comments on the play from her autobiography: "A mute
child in a
flop. That was my beginning."

            tallulah autobiography

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