Post by HollywoodHepcat on Apr 29, 2006 18:17:59 GMT -5
Thanks for the link smith!
I'll admit, it does sound intriguing. I have some faith in it....and for once I'm actually looking forward to a Kate bio. It's not at all as bad as I was sort-of anticipating it would be. *does a big sigh of relief*
Kate is a fascinating exploration into the secret life of one of Hollywood’s greatest icons. I thought I knew a lot about Katharine Hepburn until I read William J. Mann’s stunning biography. He has explored and explained her vulnerabilities, her fears, and most of all her intense, passionate friendships with other women. The story turns out to be richer and more amazing than I could have imagined. Mann’s account is mesmerizing and well researched; he is psychologically acute without ever being clinical, deeply respectful without being reverential. Plus, Kate is a wonderful read—I could not put it down.”—Patricia Bosworth, author of Diane Arbus: A Biography
And that, my forum friends, tears it. Her "passionate" friendships with other women. Something tells me that Mr. Mann doesn't just leave it with friendship. I'm not sure I'll buy it; I'll wait for more reviews.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
William Mann's Kate promises and delivers "the woman who was Hepburn" as no previous book has done. Mann's research is awe-inspiring, but his wonderfully readable account of Hepburn's ambitions, personality, and needs adds up to much more than that. It makes vivid a life that is -- on the page -- like its subject: unflinching, clear-eyed, and compassionate. I doubt very much we will have a more authoritative or fascinating Kate.—Steven Bach, author of Final Cut and Leni: The Life and Work
"Biography is often the greatest form of fiction, pretending to do what only novels really can---present people all-of-a-piece. In that paradoxical sense, William Mann’s “Kate” is a novel work of biography, indeed. Elegantly written, rich in detail, a model of thorough research, it dispenses with the need to turn an icon as complex as Hepburn into something black or white. This fullest-ever portrait of the lioness is painted in all the ambiguous shades of gray she shared with us lesser mortals. Careful and contemplative in separating life from legend, Mann sheds bright new light on both."—Barry Paris, author of Garbo, Louise Brooks and Audrey Hepburn
Post by wishingonastar on Jul 26, 2006 16:00:45 GMT -5
Wassup.. I must admit..I'm very excited about this new book, and also a bit skeptical. Very interesting to hear new things about Kate and not the same things you've heard over and over again..and some of them are inacurate. I've always hoped that Barry Paris would write a book about Kate. I read the books he did on Audrey Hepburn, Garbo, and Louise Brooks and they are fascinating. He doesn't just idolize the subject he gives a a pretty objective view of them and shows them warts and all. ALso excited about Nora's daughters book. October is going to be a cool month..I already know what I'm asking for when my birthday rolls around on October 10th. No, No, thats not a hint..well, not much it isn't..lol. Peace George
Hmm. . . It sort of sounds like another book of theories but I might check it out. While the review says "passionate friendships with women" that doesn't necessarily mean he is going to say she was secretly gay. It is possible to have passionate friendships with women although now it's more difficult because everyone will think you are gay . . . . ;D Eh, it's another Kate read. I'm sure I'll get it.
Libras!! Most of my friends are libras. . . as is my dad. Weird huh? lol
:I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun: Katharine Houghton 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