Ginger: My Story. An eloquent autobiography written by Ginger Rogers herself and I'm loving it so far. It's full of adorable anecdotes and she discusses the majority of the films she made. It's a page turner and I absolutely recommend it to any fan of hers.
"As a human being, I don't suppose I have any real individuality. I'm the people I've met; I'm a mixture of everything I've ever read or seen. I'm everyone I've ever loved."
Yesterday I finished reading the Sotheby's catalog and I agree with everyone here who has said that it gives you a much deeper look into Kate's life that you couldn't get with [good] biographies alone. My favorite thing to look at in the book was probably Kate's paintings, some were very good and I learned a lot about them. I never noticed before that she placed herself symbolically, or sometimes literally, in nearly every painting with the touches of red. I'm kicking myself right now for not becoming a fan sooner; I missed out on all the great goodies! Although I couldn't afford ANY OF THEM!
I'm almost finished with Lauren Bacall's autob. It's very, very good.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
Post by wishingonastar on Aug 18, 2006 16:58:05 GMT -5
Wassup, Yeah Shaun, the Sotheby's catalouge is awesome. I flip through mine every now and again and it always makes my day better...lol. As for what I'm reading at the moment. The Divine Sarah: The Life Of Sarah Bernhardt, by Aurthur Gold and Robert FIzdale. I've read this book before, but it's one of my favorites. Fascinating woman..really the first international star. The book goes beyond all the legendary hype and gives you insight into the real woman and her artistry. At the same time it also allows you to admire and respect all the amazing work she did and the longevity of her acting carrer. I highly recomend it. peace George
Das pärfume, A story of Jean Baptiste Grenouille, the best nose of the world, a genius and a monster, who to have the perfect smell of women kill them. It's strange but very poetic, there are very lovely descriptions about scents ... I'm anxious to see the movie with Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman.
"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. " Katharine Hepburn
We obviously share the same tastes Gem - I'm also a Reichs fan and have read all of her books to date. Prefer her to Patricia Cornwell to whom she's so often compared. I've never seen the series, so can't comment but will take your word for it. It's often the case though, that films/TV adaptations don't live up to the book.
I also enjoy Tess Gerritsen (remember you mentioning you read her too). And have you ever read any J D Robb ( Detective Eve Dallas) or Michael Connelly (Det. Harry Bosch) - they're also good page turners.
Post by gypsygem81 on Aug 25, 2006 11:52:42 GMT -5
hi Karina, I love Kathy Reichs. And I agree that she's better than PC. In fact, I only started reading her because I'd read people who were saying she was better than PC and couldn't quite believe it. I'm about half way though Break no Bones at the moment. And I just noticed that I said I was reading Bare Bones, which, in fact, was her last one, wasn't it? I get so confused with the titles. Most of them have the word 'dead' or 'bones' in them, I wish she'd get a bit more original with the titles! But I did think that Bare Bones was her best so far. I'll let you know what I think of this one when I'm done. I don't think it will be long. Also, I think I'm in love with Andrew Ryan. Yes, I've read a few Tess Gerritson as well, and I mean to read more when I get chance. Have you ever read any James Patterson? He's also very good and a real page turner. The chapters are really short and they all end on a cliffhanger and you have to keep reading and then all of a sudden you've finished the book!
But I do prefer Tempe to Scarpetta - she's a far more likable character. And I find that in the more recent Scarpetta books, she's made out to be some sort of goddess that everyone just worships because she's such a powerful woman who's battled for her position in a man's world. Blah blah blah. I mean, that's great and all, but I think she's taken it a bit too far. Tempe is just easier to get to know. And funnier. And I'm pretty sure Ryan is hotter than Benton.
Please feel free to remind me at anytime that I am talking about fictional characters all though they're my best friends.
Oooh, Shaun, I read Lauren Bacall's book as well and thought it was fabulous. She's a really good writer. And very funny in parts. I sobbed like a baby when Bogie died. I was on a train at the time and a woman across the isle offered me a tissue.
Does anyone know of any good books about movie history? I'm writing a paper for one of my classes about movies during the Great Depression and WW2 and any leads would be very much appreciated. ;D You can bet money that I'll be dropping Kate's name all over that mo'fo.
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you."--Katharine Hepburn
Post by HollywoodHepcat on Aug 28, 2006 22:23:15 GMT -5
lol....let's talk about my film history class today has a WHOLE FREAKIN' CHAPTER ON GEORGE CUKOR. And Myrna! And the Production Code! YAAAAY! And the Big 5 Studio System....which I knew all about anyways....and proved so to the point where she wouldn't call on me anymore. Oh yah! *does a happy dance*
Well, I suggest Barnes and Noble's media studies section. I go there a lot and just gaze at the outrageously priced film books. Oh, and my book is A Short History of the Movies 9th Edition from Gerald Mast and Bruce F. Kawin (I keep typing "KaNin" hehe). Not that you want ot buy an expensive book. I dunno, that's all!
Three books about Hollywood history and filmmaking that I totally enjoyed. Lion of Hollywood:The Life and Legend of LB Mayer by Scott Eyman. Eyman knows of what he speaks as he also wrote Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford which is considered to be the best bio of Ford. Eyman is the film critic for the Palm Beach Post. Also Making Movies by director, Sidney Lumet. He takes you through the process of making a film from the point of view of the director. Fascinating book AND Kate is in the book because he spends a lot of time talking about the making of Long Day's Journey and the things that he says about Kate as an actor -- well, you will only admire her more after you read it. It provides a real glimpse of her method of working -- getting into her role. Wonderful book.
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
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