Tallulah Bankhead Murder Case, The
The Tallulah Bankhead Murder Case by George Baxt
In George Baxt's THE TALLULAH BANKHEAD MURDER CASE, the ferocious actress is joined by such other real-life viragoes as Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman. Baxt's comic turn mingles the actual and the imaginary like a pun-obsessed spin-off of E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime, and has a similarly political bent. Set in 1952, it sketches deft parallels between the paranoia induced by a serial killer and the mania generated by McCarthy-era black listing.
-William A. Henry III