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Stefanie Powers brings Tallulah Bankhead to life in 'Looped' at the Hippodrome
Stefanie Powers brings Tallulah Bankhead to life in 'Looped' at the Hippodrome

In the second and best installment of “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” the follow-up to “I Love Lucy,” the guest star is Tallulah Bankhead, playing herself as a new neighbor of the Ricardos and Mertzes. During a clash of temperaments, Lucy mockingly imitates Tallulah’s famed basso voice and “dahling”-peppered phrases, leading to this exchange: Tallulah: “You do a revolting impression of me.” Lucy: “So do you.” There was a lot of truth in that funny scene, and it finds a telling echo in Matthew Lombardo’s entertaining play about Bankhead, “Looped,” currently onstage at the Hippodrome starring a...

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