This is some new show that's coming on TV Land. On the commercial they showed a clip of Martin Short and he was sharing a story about a time he met Kate. Sounds interesting, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for it.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Dec 6, 2005 21:31:40 GMT -5
OMG! Wasn't that a skit of his? When he was playing her nephew or some deranged fan or something? I thought it was on Saturday Night Live, but I'm not sure. I suppose someone else will be able to give a more definite answer. Yes! Finally a reason to start watching TVLand again!
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Jan 4, 2006 22:37:19 GMT -5
Well, the part about Kate is done. His story was as follows:
He was in New York attending a play (I already forgot the name of it) and there was an empty seat next to him. During the overture he hears a familar voice and it, of course, belongs to Kath. He heard her say, in mixed sentences "Oh now hell, damn umbrella - move the - kay great. How can one see - IDIOT!" Aww bossy Kate. But I got peeved at what he said next.
"And I was sure not to say anything because I would become hyper and I knew she was ornery and just because Spencer could go off and get drunk doesn't mean she was going to take anything from me." Which, I suppose is true, but it was the tone of the voice and the way he said it. Like he was disgusted. Erg. I hope the public's opinion of Spence hasn't changed that much by all that's been in the news over the last few years, that they all think that he was a psycho. Geez people, like you don't have problems or faults. And it's not even true, so just shut up about it. America's #1 actor For life! Focus on that.
Anyway, it comes to the final act. The play ends with the actress bursting into a rage and ending up in a sobbing heap on the floor. Forgetting that Kath is who she is, he goes to her, "Oh my, wasn't she wonderful!" Then Katty goes into the usual song and dance about ST, "Yes she was good. But simplicity is key. Look at Spencer Tracy. Now there was an actor - simple, perfection..." (It's so cool how love lasts after your someone dies. My Nonnie talks about my Poppie as if he was still alive.) So, by this time he realizes who he was talking to (btw, his impersonation of her was quite good, indeed!) and he goes, "And you Ms. Hepburn are no slouch." Ahaha! So Kate just stares blankly at him, "Thanks" - looks over at the guy sitting on the other side of her and asks, "Do you mind changing seats?"
I missed it!! How in the...? I swear. If I don't find out about three minutes before it takes place, I'm going to become distracted with something else and forget. Oh well. I can't believe how incredibly rude she seemed in his account of the story. It is Martin Short -- I mean, if it is true, can you blame her? ;D
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Jan 5, 2006 19:25:39 GMT -5
Yeah, he was obnoxious like that the whole show. He even made Bette Davis out to be some sort of an idiot who couldn't even recognize her own impersonation. Kind of turned me off as a Martin Short fan.
Yeah that tone he took when talking about Katie didn't sit well with me either...who is he to talk? He's Martin Short, she's Katharine Hepburn for cripes sake!
I don't really know how Bette sounded in her later years, but I thought his impression of her was pretty funny, even though he made her seem like some old nut who was off her track. If you ask me, it seems like Short is getting a little too big for his britches!
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--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 :-)
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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.
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HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
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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..
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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