All my life, I’ve stayed at parties too long because I didn’t know when to go.
Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Marlene Dietrich attending a private screening at the home of Paramount executive Jesse L. Lasky, 1933
Katharine Hepburn in Italy, 1971
"Don’t you know? Only children can be just happily happy."
Alice Adams (1935)
What appealed to me in the idea of Summertime? Loneliness. Why? Because I think that loneliness is in all of us, it is a more common emotion than love, but we speak less about it. We are ashamed of it. We think perhaps that it shows a deficiency in ourselves. That if we were more attractive, more entertaining and less ordinary we would not be lonely.
The film is about a lonely woman who falls in love, and as I know no better remedy for the complaint I hope you will find it sympathetic.
- David Lean
Katharine Hepburn with her sisters c. 1939
Yar? What’s that mean?
Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story
Katharine Hepburn during production on the film Suddenly Last Summer photographed by Burt Glinn, 1959