BROADWAY: Holiday Handout

More often than not, some of the best offstage Broadway humor involves one of the most famed Broadway characters—Tallulah Bankhead. Last week the latest Bankhead story was making the rounds from Lindy's to Sardi's. Tallulah, it seems, was stopped on Fifth Avenue by a Salvation Army lass shaking a tambourine for a holiday handout. Tallulah dipped into her handbag and produced a $50 bill. "Don't even bother to thank me, dahling," she growled as she dropped the bill into the tambourine. "I know what a perfectly ghastly season it's been for you Spanish dancers."

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