• oldhollywood:

Katharine Hepburn & Montgomery Clift on the set of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) Photographer: Burt Glinn (via)

    oldhollywood:

    Katharine Hepburn & Montgomery Clift on the set of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959, dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz) Photographer: Burt Glinn (via)

    (via thefilmcanister)

    #1950s  
    #film  

  • 2 years ago
  • swintons:

notoriousdreamteam:

Their close friend, director George Cukor said, “He could be extremely  gruff with her, that was the little roughneck boy from Milwaukee  filtering through, but he had enormous respect for her and he listened to her. In the terrible matter of his drinking, I believe she did extend his life. She made sure he went to the finest doctors when the  inevitable complications of his drinking set in, and she even went so  far as to tie him to his bed in the little house [on Cukor’s property in  which they lived] when she sensed the symptoms indicating that one of  his major disappearance-binges was coming on. Mostly she helped him by  distracting him from his drinking with love, and with finding  fascinating things they could do together in the entire new world of  culture she had opened up to him. They went to museums together, they  made several trips to Europe together; she introduced him to great music  and literature. It was fun watching them wandering around my property  hand in hand, looking at the flowers, and then sitting down in the sun  to read, or to listen to a Brahms concerto or a symphony on their  portable record-player.”  (tcm)

:’D

    swintons:

    notoriousdreamteam:

    Their close friend, director George Cukor said, “He could be extremely gruff with her, that was the little roughneck boy from Milwaukee filtering through, but he had enormous respect for her and he listened to her. In the terrible matter of his drinking, I believe she did extend his life. She made sure he went to the finest doctors when the inevitable complications of his drinking set in, and she even went so far as to tie him to his bed in the little house [on Cukor’s property in which they lived] when she sensed the symptoms indicating that one of his major disappearance-binges was coming on. Mostly she helped him by distracting him from his drinking with love, and with finding fascinating things they could do together in the entire new world of culture she had opened up to him. They went to museums together, they made several trips to Europe together; she introduced him to great music and literature. It was fun watching them wandering around my property hand in hand, looking at the flowers, and then sitting down in the sun to read, or to listen to a Brahms concerto or a symphony on their portable record-player.”  (tcm)

    :’D

    (Source: deanmartinsgreatamericansongbook, via thefilmcanister)

    #film  
    #quote  

  • 2 years ago
  • “I’ve always been athletic at home, sledding and tobagganing in winter, skiing a bit. Tennis a lot. Swam, of course, at Long Island Sound, winter and summer, still do. Golf, I played a good game. The golf clubs stay in a barrel now, I don’t play anymore. But I do still enjoy tennis. I’ve got a bad back, a bad ankle, and I’m 85, so I have my own rules. I get two bounces…Great game, tennis. In the next life, I plan to be a Wimbledon champion.—Katharine Hepburn

    (Source: cosmickhaleesi, via romanticcdaydreams)

    #quote  
    #film  

  • 2 years ago
  • bon-aventures:

    The Dick Cavett Show || Oct. 2, 1973

    (Source: vistavisions, via romanticcdaydreams)

    #1973  
    #1970s  
    #gif  

  • 2 years ago
    3 years ago
  • 

I think she was a great actress. But even more than that, she carried so much mystery with her. From the moment she walked on the screen, you simply couldn’t take your eyes off her, you wanted to know everything about her, and you knew she wasn’t going to give it to you. That’s a movie star. And that’s what we all wanted to be. 
- Katharine Hepburn 

    I think she was a great actress. But even more than that, she carried so much mystery with her. From the moment she walked on the screen, you simply couldn’t take your eyes off her, you wanted to know everything about her, and you knew she wasn’t going to give it to you. That’s a movie star. And that’s what we all wanted to be. 

    - Katharine Hepburn 

    (via romanticcdaydreams)

    #quote  
    #film  

  • 3 years ago
  • bohemea:

    Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator

    #film  

  • 3 years ago
  • "I make an effort to get along with all of my costars, the director, everyone on the set, but I did not wish to establish a relationship with Baby. I felt she might, at some moment, remember the call of her genes that told her she was a wild animal. Or she might like me too much and want to play. I hoped she’d had a good manicure, short claws, but I wasn’t going to be the one to take a close look. Now, Kate was never as worried by Baby. She liked to pull her tail, fearless girl that she was, and Baby seemed to enjoy it. Kate didn’t pull very hard." (Cary Grant on his and Katharine Hepburn’s leopard costar Baby in 'Bringing Up Baby' (1938) via the Hepburn Biography, I Know Where I’m Going by Charlotte Chandler)

    "I make an effort to get along with all of my costars, the director, everyone on the set, but I did not wish to establish a relationship with Baby. I felt she might, at some moment, remember the call of her genes that told her she was a wild animal. Or she might like me too much and want to play. I hoped she’d had a good manicure, short claws, but I wasn’t going to be the one to take a close look. Now, Kate was never as worried by Baby. She liked to pull her tail, fearless girl that she was, and Baby seemed to enjoy it. Kate didn’t pull very hard." (Cary Grant on his and Katharine Hepburn’s leopard costar Baby in 'Bringing Up Baby' (1938) via the Hepburn Biography, I Know Where I’m Going by Charlotte Chandler)

    #quote  
    #1930s  
    #vintage  

  • 3 years ago
    3 years ago
  • oldhollywood:

Katharine Hepburn & Jimmy Stewart in The Philadelphia Story (1940, dir. George Cukor) (via drmacro)
“I loved working with Katharine. She was fun…but she was very  serious about the film. She was almost the producer, and when I had to  do a scene in a bathing suit…well, I just told Katharine that I looked  ridiculous in a bathing suit because my legs were just so thin.  She said, ‘Show me your legs,’ and she said it with such authority that I  hoisted my pants up until she could see my knees. And she took one look  and said, ‘You’re right. Those are just the worst legs I’ve ever seen!’ And so she talked [The Philadelphia Story director George] Cukor into letting me do the scene in a bathrobe”.
-Stewart on Hepburn, his gams, and filming The Philadelphia Story (quoted in Michael Munn’s Jimmy Stewart)

    oldhollywood:

    Katharine Hepburn & Jimmy Stewart in The Philadelphia Story (1940, dir. George Cukor) (via drmacro)

    “I loved working with Katharine. She was fun…but she was very serious about the film. She was almost the producer, and when I had to do a scene in a bathing suit…well, I just told Katharine that I looked ridiculous in a bathing suit because my legs were just so thin. She said, ‘Show me your legs,’ and she said it with such authority that I hoisted my pants up until she could see my knees. And she took one look and said, ‘You’re right. Those are just the worst legs I’ve ever seen!’ And so she talked [The Philadelphia Story director George] Cukor into letting me do the scene in a bathrobe”.

    -Stewart on Hepburn, his gams, and filming The Philadelphia Story (quoted in Michael Munn’s Jimmy Stewart)

    #quote  
    #1940s  

  • 3 years ago