May 12, 2008

Happy Birthday, Kate!

"That pedestal comfortable enough, Miss Hepburn?"

The immortal Katharine Hepburn was born this day 101 years ago in Hartford, Connecticut.

Kate has always been something of a paradox to me. As regular Llama readers know, we're rayther a red-blooded crew around here, and Robbo's list of stage and screen, ah, crushes is mighty long. [Ed. - Indeed, anything in a skirt, one might say.] Quiet, you.

Hepburn is right up at the top of that list, yet she is one of the very few on it who does not excite what one might call the animal instincts. You (or at least I) can't imagine touching her in any way. Instead, her attraction is pretty durn near sexless. And yet, as I say, very powerful. Hence the paradox.

Posted by Robert at May 12, 2008 09:31 AM | TrackBack

One of my most favorite actresses...

I must now go watch The Philadelphia Story.

Posted by: GroovyVic at May 12, 2008 11:55 AM

You are so gosh darn like her because she'd hurt you....

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at May 12, 2008 03:43 PM

As Jeremy Irons said in that movie about the von Bulows, "You haff no idea."

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 12, 2008 04:27 PM

the uber right always seems to lust after the left wing actresses the most

Posted by: John Ryan at May 12, 2008 08:07 PM

I'll go far as to say THE greatest actress of the 20th century. A presence so magnetic, the audience is absolutely compelled to watch whatever performance she gives.

She could go toe to toe with any leading man and make him a better actor for it in the end. Lighting in a bottle.

Ah, Kate.

Posted by: Gary at May 12, 2008 09:31 PM



Not the primary color that I associate with blood when thinking of this blog.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at May 12, 2008 11:44 PM

Hey, watch it - or I'll have the second footman beat you up!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 13, 2008 08:31 AM

Dude, she was a freaking lesbian! (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Perhpas this is why you can't imagine "touching" her in any way.

Didn't you see the golf movie? Just look at that swing. Lesbian written all over it.

Posted by: bobgirrl at May 13, 2008 06:53 PM


And have him pause in his duty fo... from the title, I'm guessing massaging your feet? *shudder*


No, she was just a lesbian. Anne Heche, post-Ellen, was a FREAKING lesbian.

Posted by: Boy Named Sous at May 14, 2008 12:53 AM

Whaaaa...? Spencer Tracy was just her beard? I refuse to believe it!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at May 14, 2008 01:43 PM

It was Tracy who said of the Mighty Kate, "Not much meat on her, but what's there is 'cherce'."

Posted by: Night Writer at May 17, 2008 04:25 PM