People: People, Nov. 8, 1948

Tallulah Bankhead, who regards Tom Dewey as "a phony ham actor," but thinks Harry Truman "a wonderful little man," did some hamming of her own at a Manhattan rally, in the famed, florid Bankhead manner (see cut).

Brought before the Circus Saints and Sinners as their 100th "fall guy," Socialist Presidential Candidate Norman Thomas took it from 1,200 guests, but he also dished it out. Handed a "diamond-studded" soapbox and a microphone (marked WIND), Thomas cracked: "I think I know why you gave me this—I'm the only man in America who can stand on...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!