The other night I was watching Adam's Rib again and near the end when they go to the house in Connecticut, there's an exterior shot of the house and I thought it looked like Fenwick. The house was far off and it was a night shot so I can't be sure. Can some one set the record straight?
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Nov 4, 2006 21:42:59 GMT -5
Cool Fenwickzilla photos! My friend snuck on the backyard (there's no fences, it's just open) and took a bunch o' pics of Kath's little white mobile!!! SO neato burrito.
I don't think it's Fenwick in AR haha. But it would be cool if it was. Don't think Kath would have let a movie camera even NEAR her home in the 40s.....well, besides the LIFE photos of her and her sissies. Maybe it was just an establishment cottage shot they had in stock footage. Idunno! I always used to pretend that they shot the farm scenes in George's backyard and then they had a barbeque and ate the hotdogs that Spencer put on his face lmao. I miss AR....I had to write a paper on it and golly I'm glad I know the script because I would have been SOL.
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Nov 5, 2006 15:43:44 GMT -5
Rub it in, sure! haha
I didn't know her until it was too late to go Kath stalking . Of course, I could have gone another time to see her grave and all that jazz, but I don't think I could have handled it. Oh well, someday...
Post by lionessinwinter on Nov 10, 2006 11:40:38 GMT -5
I would love to go to Fenwick someday and by seeing the pictures it looks like a beautiful place. I have seen postings of Kate's headstone which is simple and to the point of course but I would love to just go there and tell her how much she has meant to my life and my sense of being of course my fear in doing that is she would jump up out of the ground and scream at me to "Go Away !" but it would still be a neat trip to make someday !
Hi, I am new here. I did get the Town and Country and really loved what Mr. Shaime the new owner did with Fenwick. It is lovely. Not sure if Kate would like it. He redid everything, a new porch, etc. all white walls. Just beautiful. He raised the whole place too.
Thanks for the welcome. I do not have a scanner. I would love to post the pictures for you. Actually I got the mag. off Ebay. I paid 7.00 for it! I am such a Kate fan I would of been willing to pay more just to see what Fenwick looks like today.
I'm pretty sure no one else has posted about this but I was looking at the magazine racks and saw "Katharine Hepburn's" in bold letters peeking out from behind another magazine so I grabbed it. . . Town & Country. The October issue. There's an article about the family that moved in and renovated it. It looks like they practically gutted it but it looks beautiful. The family said they wanted to respect the exterior and the property because they knew Kate valued the views... so they didn't change the outside (except maybe a veranda/patio type thing that I hadn't noticed before but I've never really seen any pictures this close-up). So that's cool. . . but with the inside they described it as having no real quality work done -- linoleum tiling and plywood walls, no detailing. Peg and Bob actually showed up one day when they were barbecuing. The Sciames (the family) gave them a tour and the Hepburns said "If only Dad would have seen this -- he always wanted to lift the house." (They had to lift it again even after it was lifted three feet after the hurricane.) Anyway, a nice little article... Good to know the family is respecting its history.
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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
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Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
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Sherry: Hello in return.
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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.
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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
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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.
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