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The Resource I know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography, Charlotte Chandler

I know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography, Charlotte Chandler

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I know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography
Title
I know where I'm going
Title remainder
Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Chandler
Title variation
I know where Im going
Title variation remainder
Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Drawing on a series of recordings made over many years, beginning in the mid-1970s, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Chandler has written the most intimate and personal biography ever published of Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn. Introduced by George Cukor, who directed Hepburn in such classic films as Little Women, The Philadelphia Story, and Adam's Rib, Chandler socialized with Hepburn at the Cukor estate, where the star was then living in a cottage on the grounds. Hepburn agreed to allow Chandler to tape their conversations, during which she spoke candidly about her personal and professional lives. She described finding the body of her adored older brother, an apparent suicide at fifteen, and assuming his birthday as her own. She told Chandler intimate details of her marriage and divorce from Ludlow Ogden Smith, "Luddy," who remained a friend, and of her affair with pilot Howard Hughes. She said that she enjoyed diving nude off the wings of his seaplane when they went swimming together. Her warmest recollections were of her twenty-seven-year affair with Spencer Tracy. Chandler also interviewed others who knew and worked with Hepburn during her long career, from Cukor to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Cary Grant, Christopher Reeve, and many others. All of them described an actress who was supremely talented, professional, and confident, who always knew where she was going. By the time she retired, Hepburn had won a record four Best Actress Academy Awards and had been nominated twelve times. Her acting career spanned six decades, and she was universally acknowledged as one of the finest -- if not the finest -- actors in film history. Her range was enormous: She acted in serious drama and in screwball comedies with equal skill. As she revealed to Chandler in their conversations, her family was a great influence on Hepburn. Her mother was a suffragette and her beloved father a doctor. She would eventually retire to the home where she grew up (although it had been rebuilt after it was destroyed in a storm), symbolically affirming the family values that shaped her personality. She was careful to distinguish her personal and professional lives, telling Chandler that she thought of herself as "Kathy," a childhood name (she had called herself "Jimmy" for a while in childhood), but regarded the public Katharine Hepburn as "the creature." I Know Where I'm Going is a fascinating, delightful, and personal book that brings readers as close as possible to the real Katharine Hepburn." -- from publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
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334583
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chandler, Charlotte
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
filmographies
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hepburn, Katharine
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
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Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography
Label
I know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography, Charlotte Chandler
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmographies (pages 329-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Onliness -- "Run on your toes" -- "You can't ever be that young again" -- Flying highest -- "Oh, Spence" -- He never said, "I love you" -- The madwoman of Fenwick -- The creature and Kathy
Control code
774830
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439149287
Lccn
2009034060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439149287
  • (OCoLC)424555442
Label
I know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography, Charlotte Chandler
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes filmographies (pages 329-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Onliness -- "Run on your toes" -- "You can't ever be that young again" -- Flying highest -- "Oh, Spence" -- He never said, "I love you" -- The madwoman of Fenwick -- The creature and Kathy
Control code
774830
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439149287
Lccn
2009034060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439149287
  • (OCoLC)424555442

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