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Is my new hero. I just discovered her yesterday and I immediately decided the world must know this woman existed.
For the uninitiated, Tallulah Bankhead was an American actress and in all likelihood the premier professor of the science of fabulousness of her day. She was openly bisexual, her last words were (according to Cracked.com) "codeine..... bourbon...", and she's the most quotable person this side of Oscar Wilde....
"I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic. And the others give me either stiff neck or lockjaw."
"No man worth his salt, no man of spirit and spine, no man for whom I could have any respect, could rejoice in the identification of Tallulah's husband. It's tough enough to be bogged down in a legend. It would be even tougher to marry one."
"I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."
"They used to shoot her through gauze (Shirley Temple). You should shoot me through linoleum."
"I'm as pure as the driven slush."
"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."
"Well, I don't know, darling -- he's never sucked my cock." (on rumors whether someone was homosexual)
"My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine."
"I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive."
Joan Crawford (on her perfume): "It's called 'Come to Me'."
Tallulah: "Funny, it doesn't smell like cum to me."