Katherine Hepburn in a publicity photo for The Philadelphia Story (1940)
He had a great sense of humor — real, true wit, was highly intelligent — an avid reader. A total professional who had no patience with self-indulgent actors. His face had everything in it — many lines, smiles, love, wickedness, sensitivity, wisdom. The sight of Spence was always an experience. If it was unexpected, it lifted my spirits, made me feel warm; if the meeting was planned, that day was invariably a better day than the one before.
[…] I might say Spencer always affected me the way the Lincoln Memorial does — except that he was not a monument, too human, too real. But he was larger than life — a special event at all times to me, one of my life’s bonuses. — Lauren Bacall (By Myself and Then Some)
Katharine Hepburn on stage in The Philadelphia Story
Julianne Moore poses with her Best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television award for ‘Game Change’
I’ve been dying to get out for years, I’ve never known it so well as tonight. I can’t stand it here any longer, it’s doing terrible things to me.
Katharine Hepburn at the Festival Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1957, where she played The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing.
And Mrs. Prentice says that, like her husband, I’m a burned out old shell of a man who cannot even remember what it’s like to love a woman the way her son loves my daughter. And strange as it seems, that’s the first statement made to me all day with which I am prepared to take issue. Because I think you’re wrong. You’re as wrong as you can be.
A display of Katharine Hepburn’s pants as part of “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen” at the Performing Arts Library in NYC.