Posts Tagged ‘Katharine Hepburn’

Humphrey Bogart – A Pictorial

 

“I have absolutely no interest in who gets the girl. I don’t care. I don’t see any reason to spend two hours to see who gets the girl especially since you know who’s going to get her from the beginning, usually the actor who gets the most money.” ~ Humphrey Bogart

 

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

 

“She’s a real Joe. You’ll fall in love with her like everybody else.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Lauren Bacall

 

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart laughing on set between takes of the Producer's Showcase live telecast of The Petrified Forest (1955).

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart laughing on set between takes of the Producer’s Showcase live telecast of The Petrified Forest (1955).

 

“I didn’t do anything I’ve never done before, but when the camera moves in on that Bergman face, and she’s saying she loves you, it would make anybody feel romantic.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Ingrid Bergman

 

Humphrey Bogart with Ingrid Bergman in "Casablanca" (1942)

Humphrey Bogart with Ingrid Bergman in “Casablanca” (1942)

 

“Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the bejesus out of me.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Bette Davis

 

Humphrey Bogart with Bette Davis in "Dark Victory" (1939)

Humphrey Bogart with Bette Davis in “Dark Victory” (1939)

 

“She talks at you as though you were a microphone. She lectured the hell out of me on temperance and the evils of drink. She doesn’t give a damn how she looks. I don’t think she tries to be a character. I think she is one.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Katharine Hepburn

 

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn at a press reception at Claridges in Mayfair, London (1951)

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn at a press reception at Claridges in Mayfair, London (1951)

 

“You could argue with her, but she was tough. When Jack (cinematographer Jack Cardiff) saw her striding into the jungle alone one morning, he thought, ‘God help the jungle’.” ~ Humphrey Bogart on Katharine Hepburn during the filming of “The African Queen” (1951)

 

Humphrey Bogart with Katharine Hepburn in "The African Queen" (1952)

Humphrey Bogart with Katharine Hepburn in “The African Queen” (1952)

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On the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

 

“Bringing Up Baby” is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The movie tells the story of a paleontologist (Cary Grant) winding up in various predicaments involving a woman (Katharine Hepburn) with a unique sense of logic and a leopard named “Baby”. “Baby” is played by Nissa, an eight year old female leopard. “George,” the bone-hiding pup belonging to Katharine Hepburn’s aunt in the movie is played by Skippy, aka. ‘Asta’ of “The Thin Man” (1934) fame. The rest of the supporting cast includes Charles Ruggles, Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Catlett, and May Robson.

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Nissa (Baby) between scenes of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938).

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Nissa (Baby) between scenes of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938).

 

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Nissa (Baby) between scenes of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938).

Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Nissa (Baby) between scenes of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938).

 

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn with Nissa on the set of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938)

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn with Nissa on the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

 

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn with Nissa in what looks like a promo shot on the set of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938)

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn with Nissa in what looks like a promo shot on the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

 

Katharine Hepburn with Nissa on the set of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938).

Katharine Hepburn with Nissa on the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938).

 

Katharine Hepburn with Nissa on the set of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938).

Katharine Hepburn with Nissa on the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938).

 

Director Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn on the set of Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Director Howard Hawks, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn on the set of Bringing Up Baby (1938)

 

Howard Hawks visits with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn between scenes of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938)

Howard Hawks visits with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn between scenes of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

 

Howard Hawks directs Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn between scenes of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938)

Howard Hawks directs Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn between scenes of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

 

Katharine Hepburn stands on Cary Grant's shoulders on the set of "Bringing Up Baby" (1938)

Katharine Hepburn stands on Cary Grant’s shoulders on the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

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Shirley Temple – A Pictorial

 

“Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.” ~ Katharine Hepburn

 

Shirley Temple

 

Gertrude Temple’s advice to her daughter before each scene was “Sparkle, Shirley, sparkle!”

 

Shirley Temple

 

“Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.” ~ Shirley Temple

 

Shirley Temple in "Curly Top" (1935)

 

“When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I’ve been getting younger ever since.” ~ Shirley Temple

 

Gary Cooper and Shirley Temple in "Now and Forever" (1934)

 

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” ~ Shirley Temple

 

Shirley Temple

 

“One famous movie executive who shall remain nameless, exposed himself to me in his office. ‘Mr X,’ I said, ‘I thought you were a producer not an exhibitor’.” ~ Shirley Temple

 

Shirley Temple in "I'll Be Seeing You" (1944)

 

“Shirley Temple doesn’t hurt Shirley Temple Black. Shirley Temple helps Shirley Temple Black. She is thought of as a friend, which I am!” ~ Shirley Temple

 

Shirley Temple

 

“Good luck needs no explanation.” ~ Shirley Temple

 

Shirley Temple

 

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On the set of “The African Queen” (1951) Humphrey Bogart

 

On the set of “The African Queen” (1951)

 

The African Queen” is a 1951 adventure drama film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel. Humphrey Bogart won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The African Queen”. The movie also recieved three other Academy Award nominations: Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for Katharine Hepburn, Best Director nomination for John Huston, and a Best Writing, Screenplay nomination for James Agee and John Huston. “The African Queen” has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, with the Library of Congress deeming it “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”.

 

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn relaxing during location shooting on "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn relaxing during location shooting on “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Humphrey Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall sharing a meal during the filming of "The African Queen"

Humphrey Bogart and wife Lauren Bacall sharing a meal during the filming of “The African Queen”

 

John Juston putting rubber leaches on Humphrey Bogart during the filming of "The African Queen." Huston wanted to use real leeches but Bogie nixed that idea!!

John Juston putting rubber leaches on Humphrey Bogart during the filming of “The African Queen.” Huston wanted to use real leeches but Bogie nixed that idea!!

 

Katharine Hepburn relaxing with a cigarette during filming of "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Katharine Hepburn relaxing with a cigarette during filming of “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart relax between shoots on the set of "The African Queen"

Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart relax between shoots on the set of “The African Queen”

 

Lauren Bacall making sandwiches for cast and crew of "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Lauren Bacall making sandwiches for cast and crew of “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Lauren Bacall, director John Huston, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart resting between takes on the set of the film "The African Queen" (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

Lauren Bacall, director John Huston, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart resting between takes on the set of the film “The African Queen” (Photo by Eliot Elisofon) LIFE

 

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn

Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn

 

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Katharine Hepburn: My Top Five

 

Throughout her 66-year career, Katharine Hepburn appeared in 44 feature films, eight television movies and 33 plays. In a career that spanned 62 years as a leading lady, Hepburn was best known for playing strong-willed, sophisticated women in both dramas and comedies. She is the winner of a record four Academy Awards for Best Actress and her twelve total Academy Award nominations are surpassed by only Meryl Streep. Katharine Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

 

Picking your favorite Katharine Hepburn movies is like choosing between gems of equal value and brilliance. Just about any of her movies could make a top five list. The following are my top five Katharine Hepburn movies that I enjoyed the most in no particular order.  (This is my list today, by tomorrow it may change…..)

 

"Stage Door" (1937 - RKO) - Ginger Rogers and Katharine Hepburn

 

"The Philadelphia Story" (1940 - MGM) - John Howard, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart.

 

"Woman Of The Year" (1942 - MGM) - Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

 

"Adam's Rib" (1949 - MGM) - Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

 

"The African Queen" (1952 - United Artists) - Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn

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