Me: Stories of My Life by Katharine HepburnLike listening to your grandma (your crazy, crazy grandma) tell you stories. Except that your grandma is Katharine Hepburn. Except that the stories are replete with digressions about that candy shop she used to visit as a child(of course, its been torn down now), and that time she went to Italy with that writer and drove his Maserati, except she didnt drive and she needs glasses, and anyway, they almost had sex, but didnt, probably because he was eleven years younger, and also, shes decided to tell you this entirely in script form. Also, heres her recipe for currant cake. Its what separates us from the animals.
Its kind of charming but also kind of horrible. And tedious. But I learned much more about Katharine Hepburn than I ever hoped to know, and its made watching The Lion in Winter even more epic.
Also, its provided me with several new catchphrases. As Katharine Hepburn says, FUCK THE ROOTS!
Upon re-reading this review years later, I cant believe I didnt mention this: much is made of her relationship with Spencer Tracy, while her relationships with women (ahem) are largely obscured. This is probably the greatest tragedy of this book. More stories about ladies; fewer stories about currant cake. Thank you.
Katharine Hepburn: all time favorite actress
She appeared in a range of genres, from screwball comedy to literary drama, and she received a record for either gender four Academy Awards for Lead Acting Performances , plus eight further nominations. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy, progressive parents, Hepburn began to act while studying at Bryn Mawr College. Favorable reviews of her work on Broadway brought her to the attention of Hollywood. Her early years in film were marked with success, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her third picture, Morning Glory , but this was followed by a series of commercial failures culminating in the critically lauded but commercially unsuccessful Bringing Up Baby , a pairing with Cary Grant. Hepburn masterminded her own comeback, buying out her contract with RKO Radio Pictures and acquiring the film rights to The Philadelphia Story , which she sold on the condition that she be the star. That movie, co-starring both James Stewart and Cary Grant , was a box office success and landed her a third Academy Award nomination. Both Bringing up Baby and The Philadelphia Story are now considered among the greatest comedy films.
Katharine Hepburn is my all time favorite actress and a person I greatly admire. Even her weaker films of which, there are very few are easy for me to watch. I have always been fascinated by her acting and her personality. All through this site, I will refer to Ms. I take such liberties because, although I never got to meet her when she was alive, she has been an important influence on my life and therefore, I feel close enough to call her by her first name. There was a time when she, through her films, gave me support that cannot be measured.
1h 10min | Documentary, Biography | TV Movie 18 January Katharine Hepburn talks about her life from the start, through all her film years, her relationship with Spencer Tracy, and what she does with her time currently. David Heeley, Katharine Hepburn | 1 more credit».
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Katharine Hepburn interview with Barbara Walters - 1991
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Katharine Hepburn. Joan Kramer David Heeley. Katharine Hepburn doing what she probable loves best. Talking about herself. A interesting look into the mind and career or one of Hollywood's greats. And you can't deny the lady was still taking care of herself playing tennis while in her mids! I loved this from start to finish.