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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Escrito por Barbara Leaming

Narrado por Sandra Burr


Katharine Hepburn

Escrito por Barbara Leaming

Narrado por Sandra Burr

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4.5/5 (7 valoraciones)
Longitud:
3 horas
Publicado:
Apr 18, 2008
ISBN:
9781423354291
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Hollywood has produced many stars, but no one compares to Katharine Hepburn. She is the last of the great ones: a celebrated actress, a brilliant personality, an original.

Barbara Leaming has discovered thousands of never-before-seen documents that finally illuminate the mystery of this enigmatic, fascinating woman. Based on letters by Hepburn, her friends, and her family, as well as interviews with Hepburn herself, Leaming's book is a family story that brings alive three generations of fearless women, personal and political crusaders who shaped the history of women in our century.
Publicado:
Apr 18, 2008
ISBN:
9781423354291
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Barbara Leaming is a New York Times bestselling author. Her biography of John F. Kennedy was the first to detail the extraordinary influence of Winston Churchill on President Kennedy’s intellectual formation and political strategies. She lives in Connecticut.


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  • (5/5)
    Beautifully told life of Katharine Hepburn, excellent read.
  • (3/5)
    For what it's worth, I have never read a Hollywood biography before in my life, so I have nothing to compare this one to. I am therefore simply rambling in the wind, in a genre that is a mystery to me. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised as I got into this book and found it read much more like one of the scientific or historical biographies I prefer - in the first half. I was extremely surprised to discover that the most interesting woman in this book was not, in fact, Katharine Hepburn, but her mother (also named Katharine Hepburn, which will make it extremely difficult for me to google her to find out more about her). Mrs. Hepburn was a truly astounding woman, and it is no wonder that she raised a woman like the Katharine Hepburn who grew up to become one of Hollywood's greatest stars. I will say, though, that the book lost something in the second half, when it switched to Katharine the younger, leaving her mother merely in the shadows, apparently still doing the things she'd been doing all along, to judge from the tantalizing hints the author dropped. Once Katharine went to Hollywood, it becomes mostly a work about the men who loved her, and that she loved, and their tormented existence, and why she put up with such treatment, especially from Spencer Tracy. The one thing I did not need was to learn so much about Spencer Tracy; I am afraid I will never be able to look at him the same again. The periods when she was doing her best work are pretty much lightly blown over, and this book doesn't really give a great picture of the woman so much as the woman plus the man...and the man...and the man. John Ford, Spencer Tracy, and even Howard Hughes manage to take their turns upstaging the leading lady in her own life. Overall, i would give a strong thumbs up to Part I, and a sort of a mildly interested "meh" to Part II.
  • (3/5)
    For what it's worth, I have never read a Hollywood biography before in my life, so I have nothing to compare this one to. I am therefore simply rambling in the wind, in a genre that is a mystery to me. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised as I got into this book and found it read much more like one of the scientific or historical biographies I prefer - in the first half. I was extremely surprised to discover that the most interesting woman in this book was not, in fact, Katharine Hepburn, but her mother (also named Katharine Hepburn, which will make it extremely difficult for me to google her to find out more about her). Mrs. Hepburn was a truly astounding woman, and it is no wonder that she raised a woman like the Katharine Hepburn who grew up to become one of Hollywood's greatest stars. I will say, though, that the book lost something in the second half, when it switched to Katharine the younger, leaving her mother merely in the shadows, apparently still doing the things she'd been doing all along, to judge from the tantalizing hints the author dropped. Once Katharine went to Hollywood, it becomes mostly a work about the men who loved her, and that she loved, and their tormented existence, and why she put up with such treatment, especially from Spencer Tracy. The one thing I did not need was to learn so much about Spencer Tracy; I am afraid I will never be able to look at him the same again. The periods when she was doing her best work are pretty much lightly blown over, and this book doesn't really give a great picture of the woman so much as the woman plus the man...and the man...and the man. John Ford, Spencer Tracy, and even Howard Hughes manage to take their turns upstaging the leading lady in her own life. Overall, i would give a strong thumbs up to Part I, and a sort of a mildly interested "meh" to Part II.
  • (3/5)
    I ended up having to skip the first third of the book to finally get to Kate's biography. I got the impression that the author found her parents far more fascinating than the actress from the amount of pages spent on outlining every single detail of her parents' and grandparents' lives.