You guys MUST get the audio version of ME. Kate DOES read it and it is sensational.....It IS abridged a bit, though, but even so - it's interesting and funny and terribly moving - just like her.
An absolute MUST.
The other thing that is an absolute MUST is an audio recording called KATHARINE HEPBURN: A TRIBUTE narrated by Geoffrey Giulano. Giulano takes you through her life and intersperses his comments with recorded commentary (this is stuff that has been culled from other sources) from Bob Hepburn, Marvin Kaplan (a charming segmment), John Dayton (a long interview about the relationship that developed between them during the making of her last TV movies), James Bacon, James Prideaux....and from Kate herself....And HERE is the real reason for buying it. There is a stunning section of Kate talking about Ethel Barrymore - recorded, I'd say in the mid-sixties - probably 1966 or early 67.
This section is worth the price of the entire recording - which is pretty reasonable if you go to Amazon.com. You must all trust me on this. Buy it. You will thank me. :-)
By the way, Amazon sells the cassette version, but you can also (on the Amazon listing) link to an Audio Download for only $9.95. The cassette version is labeled "abridged." I have never listened to mine because since purchasing it I also downloaded the audio version. So I can't say what is or is not included on the cassette. Download the audio version, to be sure you get it all.
Here's the link to it on Amazon. Under Other Editions, you'll see Audio Download.
(Make sure you copy the entire link - cause it seems to be broken into two lines.) If you order it and hate it, I'll eat my words....but you will not hate it. You will LOVE it...and ME for telling you about it (that is, of course, if you're not already familiar with it).
Judy you're awesome! Thanks for the link -- and for making my day more stressful because there is only one left. lol Just kidding... I am definitely getting that one. I'll have to look for ME as well although I haven't found that in years. ;D
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton Hepburn @-}---------
If perchance you don't want to purchase the audio version of ME on CD's, check at your library because I have been in three libraries recently and each one had it on their shelves. Border's has it in the audio section of their stores. I saw one two days ago at my Borders store. B&N probably has it, too.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move!
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