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    Tallulah Bankhead by Mortimer Offner (Paramount, Early 1930s). Portrait (10.5" X 13.5").
    Vintage silver gelatin, double weight, satin finish still. Tallulah Bankhead had made a name for herself as an actress on the London stage, where she was noticed by Paramount in the late 1920s, and brought to Hollywood. She made several pictures for the studio, but left again for the stage in 1932. This hauntingly beautiful image was taken during her run with Paramount, by Mortimer Offner, who had recently arrived from New York. His career in photography waned in the 1930s as he found a talent for writing successful screenplays for his friend Katharine Hepburn, most notably Alice Adams (1934), Sylvia Scarlett (1935), and Quality Street (1937). Verso: Paramount/Mortimer Offner credit stamp in red ink and Bankhead/Paramount stamp in purple ink . Near Mint.


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