A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 6, 1948

When TIME'S Lester Bernstein and Researcher Jean Sulzberger turned up at Actress Tallulah Bankhead's country home recently for a 3 p.m. pre-cover story (TIME, Nov. 22) interview, Tallulah, "up and dressed," met them at the door and began to talk. After 20 breathless minutes she suddenly stopped her torrential discourse and said: "Now, ask me another question." Says Miss Sulzberger: "We hadn't even opened our mouths."

Three hours later they came away feeling as if they had been through a small Alabama "nawther." It had been a tough struggle even to get their...

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