Thursday, May 12, 2011



Original Trailer 1938
"Bringing Up Baby"

(copied from my daily, delicious dose of The Writers Almanac today
It’s the birthday of actress Katherine Hepburn born in Hartford, Connecticut (1907). She didn’t wear make-up or dresses, she didn’t cooperate with the media, and she had a habit of insulting other people in the business. She had red hair and freckles and a sharp cheekbone. But she was one of the best and most popular actresses of the twentieth century. She won four Academy Awards and was nominated for eight more. Her films included Bringing Up Baby (1938), The African Queen (1951), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), and On Golden Pond (1981).  She made a name for herself on Broadway in the role of an Amazon in The Warrior’s Husband. The role required her to come on stage by leaping down a flight of steep steps while carrying a stag on her shoulders, and a talent scout was so impressed by the feat that he offered her a movie deal. She starred with John Barrymore in A Bill of Divorcement (1932), and suddenly she went from making $80 a week to $1,500 a week. It took her just a year to win her first Oscar, for her role in Morning Glory (1933). After that, she handpicked each of her movies, and she often had a say in who the other actors in the movie would be. Sometimes she rewrote her own lines.

She said
"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."
"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."

Foret TV presents Historical Perspectives on many subjects

New York Times Obituary is extensive and informative for anyone interested

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