That was a lame post I just made..let me expand on that. Kate's father seemed like an awesome guy who was intellectually stimulating and who encouraged his kids to speak for themselves. He got involved in his kid's lives and was just an all around great guy and an awesome father.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
George Cukor because he met her in 1932 when she was 25 and was friends with her until he died in the 1980's when she was in her 70's. Plus he directed her in 10 films between 1932 and 1979. Plus he was a totally discreet, intelligent, classy, elegant man who was close to her and Spencer Tracy and helped them maintain their privacy by renting Spencer the cottage on his property where Kate and Spencer could have a life together away from the public eye. The cottage was the home in which Kate lived with Spencer over the last 5 years of his life.
Plus I'd want to meet Cukor based solely on the fac that he was one of the finest directors ever -- a man for whom the words in the script were paramount and a director who allowed the actor to play the role as opposed to dictating the playing to the actor. He loved and respected talent; he loved and respected Kate and her talent.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move!
Well geez! I guess I automatically assumed we meant the men she was romantically involved with. So if we mean all the men, yeah her father definitely and George Cukor (for all the reasons Sherry mentioned).
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
I guess you know that Margaret was pregnant at the time he married her so he really had no choice
It only mentions Katharine a couple of times but Leland's daughter wrote a memoir about her parents - they had a very troubled marriage and their children suffered as a result . There are two mentions of Katharine - one where Leland told his children that Katharine was the classiest woman he had ever known and when he was dying they asked him about beautiful women he had known and he said among other things that Katharine was the absolute best .
No body who was ever involved with Katharine ever forgot her - Leland and Katharine remained friends .
I would have wanted to meet both Spencer and Luddy but more about Spencer in another post
I used to think I would like to meet Luddy to ask him what he was thinking . I mean he is married to Katharine - his wife is young and beautiful and he "allows" her to go to Hollywood alone for months at a time - didn't he worry about what would happen to her and the relationship.
And recently I saw an interview with him and it made me realise that yes he did know but he took a gamble and he lost . Still a smart man who fortunately for us didn't stand in her way .
Smith - I assume you're referring to Haywire? I actually had that very chapter in mind when I posted and suppose I just wondered whether he really was remembering her like that on his death bed. You're right though - no-one who knew Katharine ever forgot her. How could they?
And Sherry, you're 100% right. George Cukor would have been one of the most fascinating of her male acquaintances to meet.
I actually think that Katharine in many ways was a realist - Katharine and Leland lived together for about 3 years - they were young, they enjoyed themselves and they had few responsibilities . There are different types of love - I think Katharine recognized that . There are a couple of other books which mention Katharine and Leland's relationship - he did remember her fondly
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