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Harry Truman & Tallulah Bankhead Bond over Bourbon…and Civil Rights, Part II

In the weeks following Truman’s defeat of Dewey in the 1948 presidential election, the actress Tallulah Bankhead was hitting a pinnacle of national fame. Already renowned for her work on stage and film, her political role only increased her visibility…. Read More ›

Playing Presidents: Good History vs. Good Drama and the Actor JFK wanted to play Him, Part II

With so many events to bend into two hours, presidential biopics offer less chance to plumb the character of a President than do those films which focus on a specific conflict from their life. Critics faulted Amistad (1997) on both… Read More ›

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