Post by babytheleopard on Jul 26, 2009 2:21:06 GMT -5
I just finished watching this for the first time. I thought for her screen debut, it was really good. The storyline was kind of dull and the ending sort of silly, but she and Barrymore together were great. I really liked her entrance down the stairs, and that dress was divine I thought she was very pretty as well. I think it's ridiculous people said she was funny looking...sure, she has a unique look but I don't see her as "odd." It's amazing what so many people said about her (i.e. box office poison) yet she is now one of the most acclaimed actresses of her time, if not the most acclaimed.
I thought it was a so-so film, but I'd be perfectly happy to watch it again just to see Kate, even though she was wooden at some parts, this being her first film and all. If nothing else, it's interesting to watch this and Morning Glory back to back and see how much she'd improved in just two films after this one, and knowing what fantastic work she'd do later on. Barrymore was also excellent, as usual. I paid a pretty penny for the VHS tape off Amazon, but it was worth it just to have the divine Kate's first film, especially since I've recorded it to DVD. DVD's just so much easier to watch than VHS.
This is not my favourite film, but I have to agree with you, Joey, that it's worth watching just for Kate's very first performance. It's interesting to see her stumble a little bit but you can't deny that she had an amazing screen presence already back then. You just can't take your eyes off her.
She was a woman of all generations and all seasons. - Karen Kramer
Thought the crowd might be interested in this image I just cropped from a tiny part of an Arrow Shirt advertisement (with a theatre "quiz" kind of theme to it) in a 1947 Playbill I recently scanned for a project. Of course the two Katharines are Cornell and Hepburn. On the original Playbill page (for a Judith Anderson MEDEA by the by) this was one of 7 caricature images with quiz questions .. and in the original this particular image is all of 1.5 inches by 3 inches. Ah the world of scanners gives us little gifts all the time, right?
"What would you have me do? Give out, give up, give in?"
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5