Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kate the Great

"If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun." 
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on this day in 1909. Indomitable, intelligent, independent, intense—she was all that, but she also had a sense of humor about herself. When preview audiences began sneaking out of 1936's Sylvia Scarlett, she repaired to the ladies room, where she beheld a woman who had had fainted. "My God" quipped she, "the picture's killed her!" Kate never let little things like being called "box office poison" get her down, staying in the game—and pretty much on top—for 50 years.
You can mount your own mini Hepburn retrospective with our deeply discounted DVD sets marking many of her signature roles, including The African Queen: Commemorative Box Set; The Philadelphia Story: Special Edition; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner; and the Tracy–Hepburn pairings Woman of the Year (1942), Adam's Rib (1949), and Pat and Mike (1952).
What are your favorite Hepburn films? The list is so long! African Queen and The Lion in Winter are two of mine.

1 comment:

  1. The Philadelphia Story is my favorite.