Happy Birthday Katharine!
↳ (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)
”As an actress she’s a joy to work with she’s in there every minute. There isn’t anything passive about her she ‘gives’ and as a person she’s real.”
“Time with her was more than time well spent a little bit either was worth days and weeks and months with somebody else.”
Katharine Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)
Director Howard Hawks with actors Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, on the set of ‘Bringing Up Baby’, 1937.
(Screw-ball [skrue’bol] Noun, Slang, meaning unbalanced, erratic, irrational, unconventional), became a popular slang word in the 1930s. It was applied to films where everything was a juxtaposition: educated and uneducated, rich and poor, intelligent and stupid, honest and dishonest, and most of all male and female. When two people fell in love, they did not simply surrender to their feelings, they battled it out. They lied to one another, often assuming indifferent personas toward each other. They often employed hideous tricks on each other, until finally after running out of inventions, fall into each others arms. It was fossilized comedy, physical and often painful, but mixed with the highest level of wit and sophistication, depending wholly on elegant and inventive writing. Even the supporting cast was always of first-rate. Character actors playing eccentric types as well as a stable of familiar faces in leading roles (Cary Grant, William Powell, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Katharine Hepburn) [x].
List of flawless films → Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Susan Vance: You’ve just had a bad day, that’s all.
David Huxley: That’s a masterpiece of understatement.
“The love impulse in man frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.” - Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Katharine Hepburn on set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)
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