I finished this book last week. Timeless. I didn't know Kate didn't want it published because of Louise. I'm SO glad Kanin talked her into letting him do it.
One of my favourite parts is where he talks of the first time the Kanins went out to dinner with ST and KH for the first time in P U B L I C.. that was when Kate fainted wasn't it?
I also love pp.108-109 when Kate was looking at an appartment to rent, the rental agent and Kanin were wondering why she was taking so long when finally she came down the stairs and after Kanin asked what she was doing, Kate replied "Taking a shower" and after a sarcastic remark 'couldnt you wait till you got home?' Katharine says;
"Listen you ass, if I'm thinking of renting a house, I've got to find out what it's like taking a shower in it, don't I?"
hahaaa I love this book. I'm SO reading it again. As soon as I've read Making of African Queen again..
ah jess! you found the thread! hooray for you ..
"What would you have me do? Give out, give up, give in?"
I love Kanin's style of writing and the fact that the book is not the typical biography where the writer, apart from stating facts or "facts", also goes into psychological mumbo-jumbo about the subject of the biography. Let's face it, neither I nor the biographer (unless he knew the star personally) truly knows what that person was like so I prefer to create my own picture instead of being fed with gossips and dubious conclusions and pop psychology. I guess what I'm trying to say is - I really love this book ;D
I've just finished reading this book and I loved it so much. It's so beautifully written, a real tribute to Kate and Spence.
My favorite parts are the ones already mentioned: - the part where she goes to take a shower in a house she wants to rent. "Listen you ass..." ;D Kate is great! - the part where Spencer defends her by summing up the great roles she has already played
And the two quotes I remember after having read this book are: - Spencer saying to Kate "Haven't you eaten enough people" when she says she's hungry - Kanin writing that Kate sometimes slept for 14 hours, but in the ten hours that she was awake "you'd better watch out"
Loved it! I will certainly read it again in the near future.
She was a woman of all generations and all seasons. - Karen Kramer
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