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Tallulah Bankhead Collection

known for her wild behavior and billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead," this collection contains many of her rare guest appearances and The Big Show.

53 old time radio show recordings
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18 Audio CDs


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"Tallulah Bankhead Hosts THE BIG SHOW with Fred Allen, Danny Thomas"



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Tallulah Bankhead
"Dahlings, I was wonderful!!"

Tallulah BankheadTallulah Bankhead was born Adelaide Eugenia Bankhead Born in Huntsville, Alabama.  Sadly, her mother died less than a month after she was born.  Her family came from a long line of Southern Democrats; her father was at one time Speaker of the house and her grandfather and uncle were both at one time senators.  Her real life and sexual exploits were perhaps more exciting and notorious than her career.

Tallulah WinkingTallulah Bankhead became known for her wild behavior as early as her teen years and soon moved to New York at the age of 15.  She soon earned the reputation as a party girl and moved to Hollywood in 1930s to make movies.  After some compromising interviews with news magazines (soon after the creation of The Production Codes), her career was briefly on shaky ground. 

Undeterred, Tallulah Bankhead continued to work on Broadway including in 1939 in The Little Foxes.  Her performance in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat won rave reviews. 

As the host of radio's The Big Show, she was billed as the "the glamorous, unpredictable Tallulah Bankhead."  One anecdote explains, because Bankhead couldn't remember everyone's name on the show, she referred to everyone as "dahling."  She added fabulous ad-libs to The Big Show and gave witty and wonderful performances each week. 

This collection includes episodes fromThe Big Showin Volume 2 and radio guest appearances in Volume 1.  Tallulah BankheadMany rare recordings are included in Vol. 1 including Cancer Crusade Program and the Democratic National Committee Program from 1944.  Other series with Tallulah Bankhead guests appearances included in this collection are:

See also: Mae West.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    53 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 56 hours, 6 min
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    Volume 1 - 23 shows - total playtime 14 hours 19 minutes
    MP3 CD
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    1. (Ask) 610808 1st Q Tallulah Bankhead Sarcastic.mp3
    2. 410423 030 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    3. Bergen Mccarthy 460224 396 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    4. Bergen Mccarthy 461117 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    5. Bing Crosby 510221 056 Tallulah Bankhead And Peggy Lee.mp3
    6. Biography In Sound 550306 08 Actor.mp3
    7. Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen.mp3
    8. Biography In Sound 561218 71 Fred Allen.mp3
    9. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel.mp3
    10. Cpsua 420904 029 Bankhead Froman Stoopnagle.mp3
    11. Cpusa 420329 005 G Jessel C Miranda T Bankhead.mp3
    12. Democratic National Comittee Program 441106.mp3
    13. Fred Allen 460505 486 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    14. Fred Allen 461027 498 Breakfast Show.mp3
    15. Guest Star 029 Private Lives.mp3
    16. Hall Of Fame 440116 07 pt.24 Tallulah Bankheadfran.mp3
    17. Mail Call 441026 115 Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    18. Recollections At 30 561107 20 Veterans Day Wars From Past.mp3
    19. Rudy Vallee 370617 Fanny Brice Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    20. Screen Dir 501116 077 Lifeboat.mp3
    21. Screen Dir 510215 090 Dark Victory.mp3
    22. Screen Dir 510419 099 Humoresque.mp3
    23. Theater Guild On Air 521116 127 All About Eve.mp3
    Volume 2 - 30 shows - total playtime 41 hours 47 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Big Show 501105 Debut Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.Mp3
    2. Big Show 501112 Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice, Ezio Pinza.Mp3
    3. Big Show 501119 , Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope.Mp3
    4. Big Show 501126 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Ed Gardner.Mp3
    5. Big Show 501203 Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Margaret Truma.Mp3
    6. Big Show 501210 Clifton Webb, Charles Boyer, Imogene Coc.Mp3
    7. Big Show 501217 Bob Hope, Phil Harris, Louis Armstrong.Mp3
    8. Big Show 501224 Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn, Margaret O'brien.Mp3
    9. Big Show 501231 09 Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer, Sam Levine.mp3
    10. Big Show 510107 Fred Allen Danny Thomas.mp3
    11. Big Show 510114 Jack Carter, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye.Mp3
    12. Big Show 510121 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday,.Mp3
    13. Big Show 510128 Danny Kaye, Ray Bolger, Gary Cooper.Mp3
    14. Big Show 510204 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Leo Durocher.Mp3
    15. Big Show 510211 Groucho, Martin Lewis, Joan Davis.Mp3
    16. Big Show 510218 Fred Allen, Jack Carson, Ed Wynn.Mp3
    17. Big Show 510225 Judy Holliday, Jack Haley, Monty Woolley.Mp3
    18. Big Show 510304 Fred Allen, Herb Shriner, Ethel Merman.Mp3
    19. Big Show 510311 Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl, Celeste Holm.Mp3
    20. Big Show 510318 Fred Allen, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Water.Mp3
    21. Big Show 510325 Judy Holliday, J Durante, Carmen Miranda.Mp3
    22. Big Show 510401 Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Ethel Barrymore.Mp3
    23. Big Show 510409 Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Ethel Merma.Mp3
    24. Big Show 510415 E Cantor, Martha Raye, O De Havilland.Mp3
    25. Big Show 510422 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Joan Davis.Mp3
    26. Big Show 510429 Jimmy Durante Milton Berle.mp3
    27. Big Show 510506 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, George Jessel.Mp3
    28. Big Show 510930 2nd Season Premiere In London (Inc).Mp3
    29. Big Show 520309 Fibber Molly, Ethel Mermen, Peter Lorr.Mp3
    30. Promo 195X Duffys Tavern, Big Show.mp3
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    53 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 56 hours, 6 min
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    Volume 1 - 23 shows - total playtime 14 hours 19 minutes
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    Volume 1: $5.00
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    1. (Ask) 610808 1st Q Tallulah Bankhead Sarcastic.mp3
    2. 410423 030 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    3. Bergen Mccarthy 460224 396 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    4. Bergen Mccarthy 461117 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    5. Bing Crosby 510221 056 Tallulah Bankhead And Peggy Lee.mp3
    6. Biography In Sound 550306 08 Actor.mp3
    7. Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen.mp3
    8. Biography In Sound 561218 71 Fred Allen.mp3
    9. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel.mp3
    10. Cpsua 420904 029 Bankhead Froman Stoopnagle.mp3
    11. Cpusa 420329 005 G Jessel C Miranda T Bankhead.mp3
    12. Democratic National Comittee Program 441106.mp3
    13. Fred Allen 460505 486 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    14. Fred Allen 461027 498 Breakfast Show.mp3
    15. Guest Star 029 Private Lives.mp3
    16. Hall Of Fame 440116 07 pt.24 Tallulah Bankheadfran.mp3
    17. Mail Call 441026 115 Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    18. Recollections At 30 561107 20 Veterans Day Wars From Past.mp3
    19. Rudy Vallee 370617 Fanny Brice Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    20. Screen Dir 501116 077 Lifeboat.mp3
    21. Screen Dir 510215 090 Dark Victory.mp3
    22. Screen Dir 510419 099 Humoresque.mp3
    23. Theater Guild On Air 521116 127 All About Eve.mp3
    Volume 2 - 30 shows - total playtime 41 hours 47 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Big Show 501105 Debut Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.Mp3
    2. Big Show 501112 Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice, Ezio Pinza.Mp3
    3. Big Show 501119 , Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope.Mp3
    4. Big Show 501126 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Ed Gardner.Mp3
    5. Big Show 501203 Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Margaret Truma.Mp3
    6. Big Show 501210 Clifton Webb, Charles Boyer, Imogene Coc.Mp3
    7. Big Show 501217 Bob Hope, Phil Harris, Louis Armstrong.Mp3
    8. Big Show 501224 Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn, Margaret O'brien.Mp3
    9. Big Show 501231 09 Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer, Sam Levine.mp3
    10. Big Show 510107 Fred Allen Danny Thomas.mp3
    11. Big Show 510114 Jack Carter, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye.Mp3
    12. Big Show 510121 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday,.Mp3
    13. Big Show 510128 Danny Kaye, Ray Bolger, Gary Cooper.Mp3
    14. Big Show 510204 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Leo Durocher.Mp3
    15. Big Show 510211 Groucho, Martin Lewis, Joan Davis.Mp3
    16. Big Show 510218 Fred Allen, Jack Carson, Ed Wynn.Mp3
    17. Big Show 510225 Judy Holliday, Jack Haley, Monty Woolley.Mp3
    18. Big Show 510304 Fred Allen, Herb Shriner, Ethel Merman.Mp3
    19. Big Show 510311 Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl, Celeste Holm.Mp3
    20. Big Show 510318 Fred Allen, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Water.Mp3
    21. Big Show 510325 Judy Holliday, J Durante, Carmen Miranda.Mp3
    22. Big Show 510401 Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, Ethel Barrymore.Mp3
    23. Big Show 510409 Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Ethel Merma.Mp3
    24. Big Show 510415 E Cantor, Martha Raye, O De Havilland.Mp3
    25. Big Show 510422 Fred Allen, Judy Holliday, Joan Davis.Mp3
    26. Big Show 510429 Jimmy Durante Milton Berle.mp3
    27. Big Show 510506 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, George Jessel.Mp3
    28. Big Show 510930 2nd Season Premiere In London (Inc).Mp3
    29. Big Show 520309 Fibber Molly, Ethel Mermen, Peter Lorr.Mp3
    30. Promo 195X Duffys Tavern, Big Show.mp3
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    53 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 17 min

    Disc A001

    1. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel
    2. Guest Star 029 Private Lives
    3. Promo 195X Duffys Tavern, Big Show

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    Disc A002

    1. Rudy Vallee 370617 Fanny Brice Tallulah Bankhead

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    Disc A003

    1. 410423 030 Guest Tallulah Bankhead
    2. Cpusa 420329 005 G Jessel C Miranda T Bankhead

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    Disc A004

    1. Cpsua 420904 029 Bankhead Froman Stoopnagle
    2. Hall Of Fame 440116 07 pt.24 Tallulah Bankheadfran

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    Disc A005

    1. Mail Call 441026 115 Tallulah Bankhead

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    Disc A006

    1. Democratic National Comittee Program 441106

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    Disc A007

    1. Bergen Mccarthy 460224 396 Guest Tallulah Bankhead
    2. Fred Allen 460505 486 W Tallulah Bankhead

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    Disc A008

    1. Fred Allen 461027 498 Breakfast Show
    2. Bergen Mccarthy 461117 W Tallulah Bankhead

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    Disc A009

    1. Screen Dir 501116 077 Lifeboat

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    Disc A010

    1. Screen Dir 510215 090 Dark Victory

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    Disc A011

    1. Bing Crosby 510221 056 Tallulah Bankhead And Peggy Lee

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    Disc A012

    1. Screen Dir 510419 099 Humoresque

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    Disc A013

    1. Big Show 510930 2nd Season Premiere In London (Inc)

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    Disc A014

    1. Theater Guild On Air 521116 127 All About Eve

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    Disc A015

    1. Biography In Sound 550306 08 Actor

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    Disc A016

    1. Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen

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    Disc A017

    1. Recollections At 30 561107 20 Veterans Day Wars From Past

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    Disc A018

    1. Biography In Sound 561218 71 Fred Allen
    2. (Ask) 610808 1st Q Tallulah Bankhead Sarcastic

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