Tag Archives: Katharine Hepburn

“What Was It, Spence?”

Gillian Anderson reads a letter Katharine Hepburn wrote to Spencer Tracy 18 years after his death. The letter is pretty famous, I’ve read it before, but it came to life for me in a different way, falling into Anderson’s beautiful … Continue reading

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“Take the Scissors and Throw Them Because WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?”

My friend Alex is legitimately insane and totally brilliant. If you do not follow along with her Katie’s Corner series, where Katharine Hepburn gives various “how-to lessons”, you are missing out. (She and friend Sean Abley have turned “Katie’s Corner” … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: Corman’s World (2011), Imitation of Life (1959), Viva Zapata! (1952), The Skin I Live In (2011), Undercurrent (1946)

Corman’s World directed by Alex Stapleton A great documentary about Roger Corman whose low-budget productions in the 1960s/70s basically acted as film-school and film-experience for a generation of filmmakers who now run Hollywood. The stories are legendary, but here in … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Weird WTF-Ness of Sylvia Scarlett

Sylvia Scarlett (1935, George Cukor) is such a weird movie. There. That is my critical assessment. Sylvia Scarlett has a strange charm, a weird dark magic, and it’s one of those films I actually want to live in. I want … Continue reading

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Katie’s Corner: Women In the Workplace

It’s my good friend Alex‘s birthday today. In case you are unaware of her web series Katie’s Corner, in which Alex portrays a maniacal Katharine Hepburn giving various ridiculous “How To” lessons (How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes, How to Make … Continue reading

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“Take the Scissors and Throw Them Because WHY DO YOU NEED THEM?”

My friend Alex is legitimately insane and legitimately brilliant. If you do not follow along with her Katie’s Corner series, where Katharine Hepburn gives various “how-to lessons”, then you are missing out. Here, Katie tells you “how to make a … Continue reading

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1938

Katharine Hepburn after the 1938 hurricane where she watched her house in Connecticut float away. Here she is in the aftermath amongst the wreckage of her family home.

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“I’ve Never Had a Better Time!” Bringing Up Baby at the Film Forum

My review of the screwball Holy Grail Bringing Up Baby over at Capital New York.

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The African Queen Restored

This year is the 60th anniversary of John Huston’s The African Queen, and the film, which has been seen in a pasty muddy-colored print for decades has finally been restored to its original brilliant luster. You can buy the restored … Continue reading

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“Try and stop me, someone. Oh, please, someone try and stop me!”

A perfect ending to a perfect movie. And, as Kim Morgan points out in her beautiful post, a perfect movie of Auld Lang Syne. My friend Mitchell, who is a tumbler and has worked in the circus for many years, … Continue reading

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