Kama...Kama...Kama....Thank you! Where on earth did you find color versions of these? I'd seen them - well, most, not all - in b/w but never in color.
Do you all have Bob Smith's book, HAMLET'S DRESSER?
As a young man, Smith, a Stratford, CT, native, worked as a dresser at the American Shakespeare Festival, where he witnesseed first-hand KH at work. He has since devoted his life to teaching and directing Shakespeare.
The book itself is wonderful; he's had an interesting life. But of special interest are quite a few recollections of Kate. Here's one quote:
“I was completely star-struck. I watched everything she did. She was bigger than life, more strident than a tree of crows. She smoked like an engine, went braless in Swiss cottonT-shirts, rode a bike, rowed a boat up the river every day, and scolded people for being ordinary. She was impatient, self-absorbed, and the hardest working person I’d ever seen. She was the only person in an army of fanatically committed people who I thought cared as much as I did. Everyone was afraid of her and she pretended to be afraid of nothing. Other people’s expectations greeted her every time she turned a corner.”
He also tells a funny and revealing story about a time during the run of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. He was backstage just as she was to go on and noticed she was agitated. He had realized that she had forgotten to put on one of those arm bangles that you can see very clearly in these great photos from Kama. She didn't say anything, but he knew that what was causing her distress. Without saying anything, he quickly ran to her dressing room, grabbed it, ran back and gave it to her to clasp on her arm seconds before she had to go out onstage. Later on after the performance, he saw her about to leave on her bike and she thanked him....
The actress in her KNEW something was not right. And when something is not right with an actress's costume - even something that seems like the most minor of details - it can really throw them off. I just love this story. She was grateful to this kid for noticing. Must have mad him many Brownie points that day.
At Sotheby's - in the viewing galleries before the auction - they had huge blow-ups of Kate photos we all know: the one of her climbing on the plane, the one of her and Spencer on the couch in WOTY, one of her and Luddy sitting on the boat with her all in white, a few John Bryson shots. But they also had an absolutely gorgeous one from ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. It's of her reclining on that bed that is in one or two of Kama's shots with her arm outstretched....I was so tempted to swipe it :-) Woudda needed a mini-van to haul it away, though. It was HUGE.
So...there are many more shots out there from this. Odd that until fairly recently they did not come to light as far as I know. I mean they are gorgeous, so how come they have not been reproduced in books....Anyway, thanks, Kama, for posting these. You made my day! Er...night.
I'm glad you like it I found them by the chance on www.doctormacro.com/Movie%20Star%20Pages/Hepburn,%20Katharine-Annex.htm There are also more photos of Kate but I think you have them (However, I haven't seen photo with Cary Grant and microphone before.)
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