TALLULAH BANKHEAD (3). Vintage 8×10 glossy black and white half-length costume portrait as Catherine the Great, from A Royal Scandal (1945), boldly signed in black fountain pen. Fine condition, with scattered extremely mild handlng bends and overall very light surface crackle to the glossy finish, visible only if the photograph is angled into the light and not otherwise noticeably detracting from the overall appeaance of the image. Bankhead gave one of her best screen performances in this trifling but undeniably funny piece of fluff, directed by Otto Preminger.