Curtis Moffat, 'Tallulah Bankhead'

Curtis Moffat, 'Tallulah Bankhead'

Curtis Moffat
'Tallulah Bankhead'
About 1925
Gelatin silver print
Museum no. E.1579-2007
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Estate of Curtis Moffat

One of the many glamorous sitters who came to Moffat's portrait studio was Tallulah Bankhead (1902-68), an American actress and silent film star who made a successful transition to the 'talkies' and became well known on TV and radio. A notorious flirt and drinker, she famously quipped, 'I'm as pure as the driven slush'.