Has anyone seen this play? I'd be interested to know how Kate Mulgrew's portrayal of Katharine compares to Cate Blanchett's. I know KH's family were not best pleased when it first came out, but I've heard there have been some amendments & fine tuning and it seems to be back in the news again now it's reached Seattle. I have to admit, I think that despite being shorter and less slender than KH, KM bears more of a physical resemblance to her than CB.
I have neither seen it or even heard about it. Seems intersting tho. What's it about? I've never heard about Kate Mulgrew before, but when I watched some pictures of her on imdb, I can agree that she may have more of a physical resemblance to Kate, than Cate Blanchett (Wow, I just noticed it got a lot of 'Kates' here ) Although I stick to my opinion that Cate Blanchett was very resemblanced to Hepburn, even impressing alike (even tho they had done something to change her mouth, but wow, was that good job or what!?). And even if I haven't seen Kate Mulgrew I actually can't imagine that she would succeed to do a better portrayal of Hepburn than Cate did. I thought she did an amazingly portrayal.
My understanding is that the family didn't object to the play per se and they thought that Mulgrew did a great performance . However they were upset at the way Spencer in particular was portrayed . There were a number of really hurtful allegations - someone wrote to the playwright and proved that these events never happened - they never changed that even though the play has been regularly rewritten. I have the play on tape and a lot of it is based on rumour and hearsay.
Hmm... I forgot about that. I'd really like to see it. I don't think Kate Mulgrew looks like Kate Hepburn but... maybe more than Cate Blanchett. We would be hard-pressed to find a woman who looks like her. You have to get the features just right -- the down-turned lips, the nose with the prominant nostrils, the wide-set eyes and the high cheekbones....
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Jul 15, 2006 18:54:46 GMT -5
I just wonder....?
My pal saw this play and she said that Mulgrew did an OK job. Especially older Katty. However, the fact that the play was written in about three days --and the only reason it was written in the first place was the author's revealation that KM resembles KH-- struck us both off.
Stephanie Zimbalist Shines As Katharine Hepburn In "Tea At Five"
Here is an article about the new miss Hepburn in Tea at five :
HENDERSON, NV, September 23, 2006 - Stage and television actress Stephanie Zimbalist is wowing audiences with her portrayal of the legendary Katharine Hepburn in "Tea At Five". Currently appearing at the Ordway Center's McKnight Theatre, "Tea At Five" chronicles the life of one of the most prolific actresses the world has ever known.
From the moment she steps on the stage, Zimbalist captures the attention of theatergoers with the unique style and unmistakable fire of the woman studios branded as "box-office poison" and audiences worldwide labeled a Hollywood icon. Her delivery and mannerisms as Hepburn are flawless and could only be matched by Kate herself.
"Tea At Five" opens in 1938, five years after 31-year-old Hepburn's first Oscar-winning performance in "Morning Glory". Following a few box-office failures, she anxiously waits for word on whether she will play 'Scarlett O'Hara' in the upcoming David O. Selznick screen production of "Gone With The Wind". While waiting with anticipation, she reminisces about her childhood, her education and her rise and fall in Hollywood.
The second act opens in 1983 after Hepburn was injured in serious auto accident. During her long recovery, she pauses to reflect on her tumultuous life on the stage and screen as well as her unforgettably heartbreaking romance with Spencer Tracy. When the ravages of Parkinson's disease slowly begin to destroy her body, her spirit and tenacity become even stronger. She now walks with a cane and speaks with an exceedingly shaky voice but one thing is clear: the legend of Katharine Hepburn will live forever.
"Tea At Five" starring Stephanie Zimbalist is scheduled to run through October 1st in the Ordway Center's McKnight Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Although there have been reports that Zimbalist is doing the national tour, that is actually not the case. "I'm having a wonderful time playing Kate but have committed to a variety of other projects and unfortunately, my schedule won't allow me to continue past my performances in St. Paul."
Stephanie Zimbalist has been acting for nearly four decades. Her love for the theater began at the age of twelve while attending the Brown Ledge Camp in Mallett's Bay, Vermont. She took the stage at age 15 as the lead in "Little Mary Sunshine". Her resume includes stage appearances in "Festival", "The Tempest", "The Cherry Orchard", "The Baby Dance", "The Crimson Thread", "Ad Wars", "Stop The World, I Want To Get Off", "My One and Only" and "The Night of the Iguana" with her father Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., 31 made-for-television movies and guest appearances in television shows such as "Judging Amy", "Touched By An Angel" and "Crossing Jordan". Zimbalist starred in the NBC hit series "Remington Steele" and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "Caroline?"
"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. " Katharine Hepburn
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