collab extras quizzes rings images host design contact weblog favorites about me then now

WELCOME TO
SUBURBAN ISLAND!

ABOUT ME
profile
49 things
island dolls
trading card
favorite reads
my kind readers

COMMUNICATE

notes
guestmap
guestbook

IMAGES

fotolog
buzznet
webshots
Flickr

ISLAND TREASURES

bookshelf
Friday Finds
Friday Fives
little island weblog
radio suburban island

LINKS

link me
link wall

MEMBERSHIPS

the spark
mommies
mama clique
pieces of you
the 100 books club
random acts of journaling

QUIZZES

volume I
volume II
volume III
volume IV

RINGS

rings I love
join Friday Finds ring
join paris ring
join fotolog ring
join moblogging ring
join suburbanlife ring
join Suburban Island ring (run by spritopias)

a weblog on suburban living by Suburban Island

FRIDAY FINDS

[ Registered ]


Join the Suburban Island NotifyList and get e-mail when there's a new island update!



Subscribe with Bloglines

Click here to read how this page is protected by copyright laws.

all content 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Suburban Island

Saying Goodbye to Katharine
Monday, Jun. 30, 2003, 1:52 a.m.




A fond goodbye to Katharine Hepburn, who leaves us at 96 years of age, having lived quite an interesting life and having made quite a few good movies.

She is quoted in a story by Donna Tommelleo, Associated Press Writer, as saying - "I could have accomplished three times what I've accomplished," and "I haven't realized my full potential. It's disgusting." I find those interesting words coming from such a busy and successful woman. Why is it we are sometimes so hard on ourselves when we are doing our very best and doing pretty well at it too?

Everyone always talks about The Philadelphia Story but I have never caught that all the way through. Here are my four favorite Hepburn films:

Bringing Up Baby with Cary Grant

The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart

Woman of the Year with Spencer Tracy

Desk Set also with Tracy.

Bringing Up Baby (1938) is my favorite of these favorites however because of Hepburn's portrayal of the delightfully persistent young heiress, Susan Vance, and the rollicking conflict that ensues when she becomes entangled with the perfectly somber and industrious paleontologist, Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant).

Of course, we all know that his unfortunate and rather unpleasant fiancee, Miss Alice Swallow (Virginia Walker) doesn't have a chance in the end. Once the pet leopard comes into the picture, Dr. Huxley is sucked into Susan's adventures so soundly that the only way out is to fall straight in love with her. We knew it would all work out that way too which made it all the more fun since Dr. Huxley didn't seem to know until the very end himself. It may not be real life but it was real fun for all of us watching the story unfold until it came to its inevitable and romantic conclusion.

Thanks Ms. Hepburn and well done.

3 comment(s) | previous | next

Add the Isle to your D-Land favs | Visit Little Island - the Suburban Blog
Visit Perfect View - The Scenic Webcam Blog

  • Sunday, Jul. 19, 2009 - Everything and Nothing
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 - No Nap Zone
  • Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 - Procrastination
  • Sunday, Jun. 29, 2008 - Travel Constraints
  • Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2008 - Banking for Dummies
  • Random Isle Entry