Knowing Hepburn and Other Curious Experiences

Knowing Hepburn and Other Curious Experiences

Book - 1996
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"Playwright and screenwriter James Prideaux has written a number of film scripts for Katharine Hepburn and over a twenty-five year period known her as a friend and fellow professional. In this sharp-tongued, witty, and clear-eyed memoir of the star, other show business personalities enter and exit over the years including Elizabeth Taylor, John Travolta, Angela Lansbury, Raquel Welch, Julie Harris, Geraldine Page, Ryan O'Neal, Patrick Duffy, and Burt Reynolds." "What is unusual is the portrait that comes through of Hepburn: a down-to-earth, funny, exhausting, eccentric, difficult, generous, self-obsessed megastar who by turns becomes vulnerable when she reminisces about her life with Spencer Tracy, outraged when she is slighted, protective of her friends and then dismissive, calculating about her image, which she flaunts at odd moments, tender with awestruck strangers, reclusive but generous, frank to a fault, bullying and overbearing, and totally professional - in short a full-blooded portrait of an extraordinary woman who is also the last of the great stars."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Boston : Faber and Faber, 1996
ISBN: 9780571198924
0571198929
Branch Call Number: B H5292p
PN2287.H45 P75 1996
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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