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

vintagegal:

Katharine Hepburn with her sisters c. 1939

vintagegal:

Katharine Hepburn with her sisters c. 1939

Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story

katharinehepburn:

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)

Katharine Hepburn on the set of The African Queen (1951)

"I’m afraid I’m a little tall for you, Mr. Tracy."

"Don’t worry, Kate. He’ll cut you down to size."

tippihedrens:

Katharine Hepburn riding her bike in Hartford, Connecticut, 1952

tippihedrens:

Katharine Hepburn riding her bike in Hartford, Connecticut, 1952