Posts tagged "tallulah bankhead"

My advice for living in a crazy world: be like Tallulah Bankhead, dahling!

My advice for living in a crazy world: be like Tallulah Bankhead, dahling!
The world icon is tossed around ad nauseam these days but, for some folks, it is the only word available in the English Lexicon to describe them! Tallulah Bankhead, whose greatest accomplishment is seen as introducing the word “dahling” into our everyday life, was a renaissance woman who toed the line between actress and fireball.... Read more »

"There's a touch of the homosexual in all of us": Bea Arthur's estate to fund LGBTQ homeless center

"There's a touch of the homosexual in all of us": Bea Arthur's estate to fund LGBTQ homeless center
“Lady Godiva was a freedom rider, She didn’t care if the whole world looked, Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her, She was a sister who really cooked, Isadora was the first bra-burner,  Ain’t ya glad she showed up? (Oh yeah!) And when the country was fallin’ apart, Betsy Ross got it all... Read more »

Cold Cream, Classical Music, and Carol Channing: My journey of breaking the rules of masculinity (ChicagoNow Evening Blogapalooz-Hour - June 2016)

Cold Cream, Classical Music, and Carol Channing: My journey of breaking the rules of masculinity (ChicagoNow Evening Blogapalooz-Hour - June 2016)
As young men grow up, society prescribes certain guidelines for them. These can be the general cliches of men being inclined to enjoy sports, talk about swimsuit models, and scratch their nether regions in public. But, underlying that, is society’s “golden rule”: If you don’t measure up to these standards, don’t expect to be taken... Read more »
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Facts and Commentary: Drew Peterson caught in sting operation, confesses to killing Stacy, threatens to kill prosecution attorney and hopes to join a Mexican drug cartel

Facts and Commentary: Drew Peterson caught in sting operation, confesses to killing Stacy, threatens to kill prosecution attorney and hopes to join a Mexican drug cartel
Facts: Drew Peterson, convicted killer of Kathleen Savio in 2012, has stepped back in the limelight with a bizarre series of comments. In a series of recorded statements, part of a sting operation in conjuncture with authorities, Peterson admits to killing his fourth wife Stacy Peterson, threatens to kill James Glasgow, the attorney that orchestrated... Read more »

The Elusive Star: The Appeal of the Classic Movie Actress

The Elusive Star: The Appeal of the Classic Movie Actress
Bette Davis could melt a man with her eyes alone. Tallulah Bankhead drew men in like a moth to flame. Gloria Swanson was said to be so beautiful that a Maharajah traveled thousands of miles to cut a lock of her hair. These actresses all possessed very different styles of acting, but they all embodied... Read more »

My Book Routine, also known as the habit that knows no end

My Book Routine, also known as the habit that knows no end
I’ve met many people in this world addicted to a great many things: Alcohol, sex, cigarettes. Even love itself can be an obsession. But very people have experienced or know of people who are utterly obsessed with books. And therein lies the plot –  I, honest to God, have a routine of buying a least... Read more »
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