Published April 1, 1931Tallulah Bankhead first got the public's attention for her role in 'Footloose' on Broadway in 1920. Many thought that Bankhead represented the ideal of the '20s woman—beautiful, independent, and outrageous. She appeared in 'The Little Foxes' and 'The Skin of Our Teeth,' among dozens of other shows. Photograph by Cecil Beaton in the April 1931 Vanity Fair.Photo licensed from the Condé Nast Collection, home of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair and other popular brands. Find this and other artwork at the Condé Nast Collection.