A Little Bit About Kate

I’ve decided that I may be a tad nutty. Here’s why:


This is a picture of Katharine Hepburn.

And after days of staring at that picture, I figured out which of her movies it is from. I even narrowed it down to the specific scene. (Could you figure out a scene of a movie just by looking at a picture of the actor’s face?)

The movie is Woman of the Year (1942) , one of my all-time favorites. The scene is when Sam Craig (Spencer Tracy) follows Hepburn’s character, Tess, down a hallway. No, he’s not stalking her, Sam just wants glimpse of her. She knows that he is behind her so, Tess stops on the staircase and waits. As he turns the corner they walk into each other, and the expression on her face pretty much describes the couples relationship (both on and off screen.)

To me that picture of Katharine Hepburn says, “I know what you’re thinking about me and instead of letting you chase me and waiting around for you to act, I’m going to face you head on.”

Woman of the Year is the first romantic comedy starring the legendary duo of Tracy and Hepburn (nine movies over 25 years.) It is truly a gem of a movie and if you haven’t already experienced its magic, take the time and watch it.

And I guarantee that you will fall in love with the Great Kate, just like I did.

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4 thoughts on “A Little Bit About Kate”

  1. I’m sure you are aware of my shared love of K-Hep. Every movie I see with Kate just makes me like her acting even more, especially Bringing Up Baby. I LOVED that movie.

  2. I’m sorry, my fav. Hepburn is Audrey. I love her swan like neck & her clothes, Oh, the clothes. Katherine is a little grating for me. She seems like she could put a cigerette out on your face. Audrey seems more fun.

  3. “Could you figure out a scene of a movie just by looking at a picture of the actor’s face?”

    Uh. No. You are something else. :)

  4. L>T – That is quite all right. I love Audrey Hepburn as well (Charade and Roman Holiday esp.) But there is something about the hard personailty of Kate that draws me in and I’ve been captivated by her ever since I was little.

    Sable – Thanks. I enjoy being “something else”

    Austin – Bringing up Baby is my favorite movie ever. I really shows Kate’s acting ability esp. the scene where she is in the jail.
    Susan Vance is by far a great character. She is so nutty but hilarious. A perfect movie all around.

    Cary Grant: Don’t loose your head.

    Hepburn: I’ve got my head. I’ve lost my leopard.

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