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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.

Tallulah Bankhead

80 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 97 hours, 36 min)
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Tallulah Bankhead
(1902 – 1968)

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 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. 

Volume one of this collection includes her radio guest appearances including many rare recordings such as Cancer Crusade Program and the Democratic National Committee Program from 1944.  Other series with Tallulah Bankhead guests appearances included in this collection include:

The additional volumes in this collection include her appearances in The Big Show.  See also: Mae West.

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    I only have one thing to say about all these radio shows-- PRICELESS!!! Thank you so much for making them available.

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    She was born Tallulah Brockman Bankhead, named after her paternal grandmother, who was named after Tallulah Falls, G.

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    80 recordings on 5 MP3 CDs for just $25.00. Total playtime 97 hours, 36 min
    80 recordings on 5 MP3 CDs for just $25.00
    total playtime 97 hours, 36 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 23 shows - total playtime 14 hours 18 minutes
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    2. (Ask) 610808 1st Q Tallulah Bankhead Sarcastic.mp3
    3. 410423 030 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    4. Bergen Mccarthy 460224 396 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    5. Bergen Mccarthy 461117 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    6. Bing Crosby 510221 056 Tallulah Bankhead And Peggy Lee.mp3
    7. Biography In Sound 550306 08 Actor.mp3
    8. Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen.mp3
    9. Biography In Sound 561218 71 Fred Allen.mp3
    10. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel.mp3
    11. Cpsua 420904 029 Bankhead Froman Stoopnagle.mp3
    12. Cpusa 420329 005 G Jessel C Miranda T Bankhead.mp3
    13. Democratic National Comittee Program 441106.mp3
    14. Fred Allen 460505 486 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    15. Fred Allen 461027 498 Breakfast Show.mp3
    16. Guest Star 029 Private Lives.mp3
    17. Hall Of Fame 440116 07 pt.24 Tallulah Bankheadfran.mp3
    18. Mail Call 441026 115 Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    19. Recollections At 30 561107 20 Veterans Day Wars From Past.mp3
    20. Rudy Vallee 370617 Fanny Brice Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    21. Screen Dir 501116 077 Lifeboat.mp3
    22. Screen Dir 510215 090 Dark Victory.mp3
    23. Screen Dir 510419 099 Humoresque.mp3
    24. Theater Guild On Air 521116 127 All About Eve.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 15 shows - total playtime 22 hours 26 minutes
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    2. Big Show 501105 01 Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.mp3
    3. Big Show 501112 02 Graucho Marx, Ezio Pinza, Fanny Brice.mp3
    4. Big Show 501119 03 Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Perry Como.mp3
    5. Big Show 501126 04 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Mindy Carson.mp3
    6. Big Show 501203 05 Douglas Fairbanks jr., Phil Silvers.mp3
    7. Big Show 501210 06 Edward Arnold, Charles Boyer.mp3
    8. Big Show 501217 07 Louis Armstrong, Bob Hope.mp3
    9. Big Show 501224 08 Robert Merrill, Bert Lahr.mp3
    10. Big Show 501231 09 Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer.mp3
    11. Big Show 510107 10 Fred Allen, Danny Thomas.mp3
    12. Big Show 510114 11 Jimmy Durante, Jack Carson.mp3
    13. Big Show 510121 12 Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor.mp3
    14. Big Show 510128 13 Danny Kaye, Gary Cooper, Ray Bolger.mp3
    15. Big Show 510204 14 Leo Durocher, Lorraine Day.mp3
    16. Big Show 510211 15 Gary Moore, Joan Davis, Judy Garland.mp3

    1. Volume 3 - 16 shows - total playtime 23 hours 19 minutes
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    2. Big Show 510218 16 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Jack Carson.mp3
    3. Big Show 510225 17 Jack Haley, Uta Hagen, Monty Woolley.mp3
    4. Big Show 510304 18 Herb Shriner, Fred Allen.mp3
    5. Big Show 510311 19 Jimmy Durante, Bob Burns.mp3
    6. Big Show 510318 20 Ethel Waters, Fred Allen.mp3
    7. Big Show 510325 21 Judy Holliday, Carmen Miranda.mp3
    8. Big Show 510401 22 Groucho Marx, Bob Hope.mp3
    9. Big Show 510408 23 Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.mp3
    10. Big Show 510415 24 Eddie Cantor, Jack Carson.mp3
    11. Big Show 510422 25 Fred Allen, Joan Davis, Judy Holliday.mp3
    12. Big Show 510429 26 Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle.mp3
    13. Big Show 510506 27 Groucho Marx, Fred Allen.mp3
    14. Big Show 510930 28 George Sanders, Bea Lillie.mp3
    15. Big Show 511007 29 George Sanders, Gracie Fields.mp3
    16. Big Show 511014 30 Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.mp3
    17. Big Show 511021 31 Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra.mp3

    1. Volume 4 - 15 shows - total playtime 22 hours 13 minutes
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    2. Big Show 511028 32 Jimmy Durante, Jack Carson, Ed Gardner.mp3
    3. Big Show 511104 33 Groucho Marx, Judy Holliday.mp3
    4. Big Show 511111 34 Sophie Tucker, Ken Murray.mp3
    5. Big Show 511118 35 Gertrude Berg, Fred Allen, Jack Pearl.mp3
    6. Big Show 511125 36 George Sanders, Martha Scott.mp3
    7. Big Show 511202 37 Fred Allen, George Sanders.mp3
    8. Big Show 511209 38 Jean Carroll, Hildegarde.mp3
    9. Big Show 511216 39 Jack Carson, Rosiland Russell.mp3
    10. Big Show 511223 40 Milton Berle, Margaret Truman.mp3
    11. Big Show 511230 41 Fred Allen, Joan Davis, Georgia Gibbs.mp3
    12. Big Show 520106 42 Vera Lynn, Claude Raines, Joan Davis.mp3
    13. Big Show 520113 43 Fred Allen, Vera Lynn, Phil Foster.mp3
    14. Big Show 520120 44 Vera Lynn, Jack Pearl, Earl Wrightson.mp3
    15. Big Show 520127 45 Jack Carson, Tony Bavaar, Vera Lynn.mp3
    16. Big Show 520203 46 Fred Allen, Vera Lynn, Ethel Merman.mp3

    1. Volume 5 - 11 shows - total playtime 15 hours 18 minutes
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    2. Big Show 520210 47 Vera Lynn, Joan Davis, Claude Raines.mp3
    3. Big Show 520217 48 Fred Allen, Vera Lynn, Joan Davis.mp3
    4. Big Show 520224 49 Victor Borge, Ed Gardner.mp3
    5. Big Show 520302 50 Fred Allen, Rex Harrison.mp3
    6. Big Show 520309 51 Phil Foster, Richard Easthan.mp3
    7. Big Show 520316 52 Fred Allen, Frank Sinatra.mp3
    8. Big Show 520323 53 Victor Borge, Earl Wrightson.mp3
    9. Big Show 520330 54 Fred Allen, Phil Foster.mp3
    10. Big Show 520406 55 Jane Russell, Judy Canova.mp3
    11. Big Show 520413 56 Groucho Marx, George Sanders.mp3
    12. Big Show 520420 57 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, Phil Foster.mp3
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    80 recordings on 5 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $25.00. Total playtime 97 hours, 36 min
    80 recordings on 5 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $25.00
    total playtime 97 hours, 36 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 23 shows - total playtime 14 hours 18 minutes
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    2. (Ask) 610808 1st Q Tallulah Bankhead Sarcastic.mp3
    3. 410423 030 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    4. Bergen Mccarthy 460224 396 Guest Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    5. Bergen Mccarthy 461117 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    6. Bing Crosby 510221 056 Tallulah Bankhead And Peggy Lee.mp3
    7. Biography In Sound 550306 08 Actor.mp3
    8. Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen.mp3
    9. Biography In Sound 561218 71 Fred Allen.mp3
    10. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel.mp3
    11. Cpsua 420904 029 Bankhead Froman Stoopnagle.mp3
    12. Cpusa 420329 005 G Jessel C Miranda T Bankhead.mp3
    13. Democratic National Comittee Program 441106.mp3
    14. Fred Allen 460505 486 W Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    15. Fred Allen 461027 498 Breakfast Show.mp3
    16. Guest Star 029 Private Lives.mp3
    17. Hall Of Fame 440116 07 pt.24 Tallulah Bankheadfran.mp3
    18. Mail Call 441026 115 Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    19. Recollections At 30 561107 20 Veterans Day Wars From Past.mp3
    20. Rudy Vallee 370617 Fanny Brice Tallulah Bankhead.mp3
    21. Screen Dir 501116 077 Lifeboat.mp3
    22. Screen Dir 510215 090 Dark Victory.mp3
    23. Screen Dir 510419 099 Humoresque.mp3
    24. Theater Guild On Air 521116 127 All About Eve.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 15 shows - total playtime 22 hours 26 minutes
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    2. Big Show 501105 01 Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.mp3
    3. Big Show 501112 02 Graucho Marx, Ezio Pinza, Fanny Brice.mp3
    4. Big Show 501119 03 Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Perry Como.mp3
    5. Big Show 501126 04 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Mindy Carson.mp3
    6. Big Show 501203 05 Douglas Fairbanks jr., Phil Silvers.mp3
    7. Big Show 501210 06 Edward Arnold, Charles Boyer.mp3
    8. Big Show 501217 07 Louis Armstrong, Bob Hope.mp3
    9. Big Show 501224 08 Robert Merrill, Bert Lahr.mp3
    10. Big Show 501231 09 Vivian Blaine, Jose Ferrer.mp3
    11. Big Show 510107 10 Fred Allen, Danny Thomas.mp3
    12. Big Show 510114 11 Jimmy Durante, Jack Carson.mp3
    13. Big Show 510121 12 Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor.mp3
    14. Big Show 510128 13 Danny Kaye, Gary Cooper, Ray Bolger.mp3
    15. Big Show 510204 14 Leo Durocher, Lorraine Day.mp3
    16. Big Show 510211 15 Gary Moore, Joan Davis, Judy Garland.mp3

    1. Volume 3 - 16 shows - total playtime 23 hours 19 minutes
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    2. Big Show 510218 16 Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, Jack Carson.mp3
    3. Big Show 510225 17 Jack Haley, Uta Hagen, Monty Woolley.mp3
    4. Big Show 510304 18 Herb Shriner, Fred Allen.mp3
    5. Big Show 510311 19 Jimmy Durante, Bob Burns.mp3
    6. Big Show 510318 20 Ethel Waters, Fred Allen.mp3
    7. Big Show 510325 21 Judy Holliday, Carmen Miranda.mp3
    8. Big Show 510401 22 Groucho Marx, Bob Hope.mp3
    9. Big Show 510408 23 Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.mp3
    10. Big Show 510415 24 Eddie Cantor, Jack Carson.mp3
    11. Big Show 510422 25 Fred Allen, Joan Davis, Judy Holliday.mp3
    12. Big Show 510429 26 Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle.mp3
    13. Big Show 510506 27 Groucho Marx, Fred Allen.mp3
    14. Big Show 510930 28 George Sanders, Bea Lillie.mp3
    15. Big Show 511007 29 George Sanders, Gracie Fields.mp3
    16. Big Show 511014 30 Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante.mp3
    17. Big Show 511021 31 Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra.mp3

    1. Volume 4 - 15 shows - total playtime 22 hours 13 minutes
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    2. Big Show 511028 32 Jimmy Durante, Jack Carson, Ed Gardner.mp3
    3. Big Show 511104 33 Groucho Marx, Judy Holliday.mp3
    4. Big Show 511111 34 Sophie Tucker, Ken Murray.mp3
    5. Big Show 511118 35 Gertrude Berg, Fred Allen, Jack Pearl.mp3
    6. Big Show 511125 36 George Sanders, Martha Scott.mp3
    7. Big Show 511202 37 Fred Allen, George Sanders.mp3
    8. Big Show 511209 38 Jean Carroll, Hildegarde.mp3
    9. Big Show 511216 39 Jack Carson, Rosiland Russell.mp3
    10. Big Show 511223 40 Milton Berle, Margaret Truman.mp3
    11. Big Show 511230 41 Fred Allen, Joan Davis, Georgia Gibbs.mp3
    12. Big Show 520106 42 Vera Lynn, Claude Raines, Joan Davis.mp3
    13. Big Show 520113 43 Fred Allen, Vera Lynn, Phil Foster.mp3
    14. Big Show 520120 44 Vera Lynn, Jack Pearl, Earl Wrightson.mp3
    15. Big Show 520127 45 Jack Carson, Tony Bavaar, Vera Lynn.mp3
    16. Big Show 520203 46 Fred Allen, Vera Lynn, Ethel Merman.mp3

    1. Volume 5 - 11 shows - total playtime 15 hours 18 minutes
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    2. Big Show 520210 47 Vera Lynn, Joan Davis, Claude Raines.mp3
    3. Big Show 520217 48 Fred Allen, Vera Lynn, Joan Davis.mp3
    4. Big Show 520224 49 Victor Borge, Ed Gardner.mp3
    5. Big Show 520302 50 Fred Allen, Rex Harrison.mp3
    6. Big Show 520309 51 Phil Foster, Richard Easthan.mp3
    7. Big Show 520316 52 Fred Allen, Frank Sinatra.mp3
    8. Big Show 520323 53 Victor Borge, Earl Wrightson.mp3
    9. Big Show 520330 54 Fred Allen, Phil Foster.mp3
    10. Big Show 520406 55 Jane Russell, Judy Canova.mp3
    11. Big Show 520413 56 Groucho Marx, George Sanders.mp3
    12. Big Show 520420 57 Fred Allen, Groucho Marx, Phil Foster.mp3
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    80 recordings on 19 Audio CDs. Total playtime 15 hours, 47 min
    80 recordings on 19 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 47 min

    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A001

    1. Cancer Crusade 1955 Baseball Cracker Barrel
    2. Guest Star 029 Private Lives

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A002

    1. Rudy Vallee 370617 Fanny Brice Tallulah Bankhead

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A003

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

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A004

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

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A005

    1. Mail Call 441026 115 Tallulah Bankhead

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A006

    1. Democratic National Comittee Program 441106

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A007

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

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A008

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

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A009

    1. Screen Dir 501116 077 Lifeboat

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A010

    1. Screen Dir 510215 090 Dark Victory

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A011

    1. Bing Crosby 510221 056 Tallulah Bankhead And Peggy Lee

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A012

    1. Screen Dir 510419 099 Humoresque

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A013

    1. Big Show 510930 28 George Sanders, Bea Lillie

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A014

    1. Big Show 520302 50 Fred Allen, Rex Harrison

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A015

    1. Theater Guild On Air 521116 127 All About Eve

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A016

    1. Biography In Sound 550306 08 Actor

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A017

    1. Biography In Sound 560529 50 Fred Allen

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A018

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

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    Tallulah Bankhead Disc A019

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

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