Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Katharine Hepburn, Holiday Friday, December 25, 2009
Desk Set 1957 pt1

"Kate Hepburn singing Cole Porter-Spencer on the bongos!" pt7

Desk Set 1957 Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Blondell, Gig Young
Desk Set 1957 pt810:15
Desk Set 1957 pt8 [WaxxFree, excellent quality video]

Made in 1957, "Desk Set" has the distinction of being the last comedy that Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy costarred in. It is also one of the first movies (and probably the last) that tackled the subject of computers and unemployment.

Tracy and Hepburn: video detective: Adam's Rib (1949)
Plot: Written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, Adam's Rib is a peerless comedy predicated on the double standard. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn play Adam and Amanda Bonner, a husband-and-wife attorney team

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

A Night to Remember: Curtain Up! at The Kate

Katharine Hepburn, Holiday

Holiday FILMOGRAPHY + youtube: 1938 film staring:
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, and Edward Everett Horton
The story of a man who has risen from humble beginnings only to be torn between his free-thinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancée's family.

1938 Kate, Holiday

Katherine Hepburn recalled an ecstatic Christmas when her father built her a little theater of her own in the back yard when she was about 12.
12 Days of Christmas: The Lion in the Winter
Katharine Hepburn: Remembering a Film Icon
Katharine Hepburn had definite ideas about just about everything, including how to arrange logs in a fire. So reveals biographer A. Scott Berg, who received these instructions from her while in her home to conduct an interview: “Not too close to each other. Make them fight for the flame.”

Katharine Hepburn Brownies and a Daydream
Tribute To Katherine Hepburn Brownies
google "Katharine Hepburn Brownie"
The Immigrant Who Best Captured Christmas -- And America
State of the Union (1948)- In the midst of a wobbly patch in his marriage to wife Mary (Katharine Hepburn), wealthy aviation executive Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) strays with the alluring, powerful Kay Thorndike (Angela Lansbury), who's inherited her father's string of newspapers and sees in Grant the ideal "dark horse" candidate for President. Once convinced to take the plunge however, Grant must confront all the double-dealing and dirty compromises that fuel the business of politics. Ultimately this new reality forces a re-assessment of Grant's whole life, professional and personal. Frank Capra, the unparalleled purveyor of populist Americana, sets his sights on the smarmy, corrupt practices that get people elected to high office. Though some will focus on minor dated touches, the film's underlying message still sounds prophetic.
State of the Union: Watch it for yourself and see what you think.