MANNERS & MORALS: Trial by Stage Whisper


When the producer of Skin Of Our Teeth was hesitant, back in 1942, about enlarging the stage of Manhattan's Plymouth Theater for Actress Tallulah Bankhead, she took instant action. Crying that he was an "incompetent little madman," she seized a stagehand's screwdriver, stomped down from the stage, and began dismantling seats in the first rows. Last week Tallulah was making a similar imprint of her vigorous personality on the judicial processes of the State of New York.

She had been hard at it, as a matter of fact, ever since she...

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