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
Katharine Hepburn on the set of The African Queen (1951)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
"I’m afraid I’m a little tall for you, Mr. Tracy."
"Don’t worry, Kate. He’ll cut you down to size."