The Show Must Go On — But with Whom??

16 Jul

Which of these two terrors would you pick for Errol- Bette or Tallulah??

July 16, 1936

Louella O. Parsons
Los Angeles Examiner

The witty, inimitable Tallulah Bankhead of Broadway and points West, is being tested like mad over at Warner Brothers Studio for the leading feminine role in Another Dawn, the film in which Errol (Captain Blood) Flynn is the hero. In fact, Tallulah is probably signed at this very minute.

This is the role originally slated for Bette Davis before she decided “to take a walk.” However, there is nothing but the friendliest of feelings at the Warner Brothers Studio toward Bette, and if she chooses to return she’ll find the door wide open and a big Warner welcome on the mat. But the show must go on with or without Bette.

Bette Before Another Dawn

Tallulah Before Another Dawn

O-Kay then, at the end of the day, who was in Another Dawn?

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    July 17, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Many dawns later, Bette and Tallulah were still going extraordinarily strong … perhaps most notably as Baby Jane Hudson and Batman’s Black Widow: