Have just started to read What! And give up show business? By Peter Wooley.
As the author says: “Life does not suck, you can quote me.” So that I will do – the stories about Kate are so loving and fun read - had some good laughs
On the final day of shooting we were at the Victorian house we had shot most of the picture in and around. We were shooting interiors, which was lucky because it was raining like crazy outside. Miss Hepburn, as she always did, backed the Thunderbird up the driveway. This time, however, she got the left rear wheel of the pavement into the planting. At the end of the day we were having a little wrap party on the front porch. The lady came over to me and whispered, “I hate goodbyes. I’m going to just get in my car and sneak away.” When she started to drive off she discovered her car was stuck in the mud. Of course the noise of the spinning tires got everyone’s attention. The grips went out in the rain right away to help, and as they were organizing the push, I walked over and opened the passenger door.
“It just goes to prove one thing…” I teased.
“And what would that be, young gentleman,” she yelled through the downpour.
“Not even you can make a great exit every time.” I closed the door and could see her through the rainy window pounding on the steering wheel and laughing.
this is so good – just read it again and here something sweet/fun comes – it is the next part right after what Sherry quoted.
“I’m so tired”, began the lady as she drove along. “Last night when I went to bed the neighbor’s pool equipment began making an awful racket. They were away on vacation, so I had to climb over their fence and shut it off.” Imagine a seventy-two-year-old lady climbing fences and working on pool equipment and talking about it as if she did this sort of thing every day. “I had just gotten settled back in bed when the timer on the stove went off. I never did like or even understand that goddamned stove, but I punched all the buttons until it went off. I finally got to sleep only to be reawakend by that damned timer buzzer again. No matter what I tried, it wouldn't shut off. So do you know what I did?” By this point I was so thunderstruck by all that was happening – horns honking, she waving and shouting greetings to all who saw her, and I holding on for dear life – I could only shake my head. “I got in the kitchen drawer and I got a hammer. Then I beat that goddamned stove to bits until the buzzer stopped!” No wonder the lady was tired. No wonder why the lady is a legend.
Hepburn was probably the most independent person I ever met. If she came into a room when we were having a meeting, we would all jump up and offer her our seats. She always declined and folded that elegant frame onto the floor with her back against the wall.
Peter Wooley did indeed have great admiration for Kate. WAUH.
Reading these lines – wouldn’t you just not love to read more stories from behind the camera. I would – and you guys?
LOL - well she did something and did not just complain - a woman in action
Can any of you remember the night in London (described by Kanin) as she could not sleep - climbing out of the window over the roofs to get down a flag (was it on an embassy?) because the robe was making ponding noises - and then climbing back through the wrong window.
And as I believe how Kate was - she had fun - not in the moment perhaps but she certainly could laugh over her own stupidity. ;D
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