At what point did she go from the shy, weird girl at Bryn Mawr to the outgoing, popular girl? I know that her grades were failing because of Tom's death and in order to participate in the school's theater program, she needed to bring up her grades, which she did. So... I guess I'm wondering if her interest in theater brought her out of her depression and made her more popular -- if she was popular anyway. Did she sort of vicariously live through acting to get over the loss of her brother?
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
Actually Katharine was never very outgoing at Bryn Mawr and she did make friends but I don't think she was every popular .
Tom died in 1921 , Katharine went to Bryn Mawr in 1924 . I am not going to speculate on whether she was depressed - I think she was vunerable and had a lot of trouble adjusting to college life . By the way Bryn Mawr didn't seem to have a very good knack of working with students back then - if you had problems they didn't seem to try and persaude you to stay . Martha Gellhorn dropped out in 1927 because she was bored - they had some pretty illustrious failures .
I can really relate to Katharine because I had serious problems as an undergraduate at university . I went one better than Katharine - they kicked me out for 6 months - I got back in and graduated .
University life can be very stressful - by all accounts Katharine had no particular committment to Bryn Mawr - she went because her parents wanted her to go and she only stayed because they persuaded her to continue . I think they did OK by her
After living in such a close knit family it must have been hard for Kath to go be around so many people. And I think that maybe she just simply prefered being home with family and friends, hence all those trips back home to Fenwick. She was vulnerable and self consious, and I think her family helped boost her confidence in a way that fans and strangers couldn't.
"I was never a member of the feminine club. I never knew what the other girls were talking about"
Post by katesbiggestfan on Aug 16, 2008 11:35:13 GMT -5
I think that Kate was pretty shy at times. I hear alot of people say she was rude and all this other stuff because she rarely gave autographs, but who are they to say why she rarely gave them. Maybe it was the anxiety of it. I mean it is only normal for a person to be nervous and shy when random people who you never have seen a day in your life come up to you wanting your autograph. Like when you hear about how she would be with people wanting her autograph and stuff she just might not have known exactly how to handle all those people coming up to her. That is how I would be. Possibly she could have thought that if she wrote her name on the fan's paper, book, or photograph of Kate and then kind of ruined it would hide her shyness. That is personally what I think and believe. So yeah I def think Kate was shy.
Katharine - You are my idol, my inspiration, my angel, and my hero. You'll always live in my heart. I'll always love you.
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