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Tallulah Bankhead flew through the air with the greatest of ease in Midgie Purvis, 1961
Al Hirschfeld, 1961
Ink drawing.
Although Mary Chase's Midgie Purvis only ran for 21 performances at the Martin Beck Theatre in New York (February 1-18, 1961), its star Tallulah Bankhead was nominated for a Tony for her role as an eccentric middle-aged woman who runs away from her family, disguised as an 80-year old cleaning woman, and becomes a baby-sitter.

The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld
New York: Braziller, 1961

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