The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF)


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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) FREE READ · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Katharine Hepburn FREE READ The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind The African ueen starred Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn debuted for Academy Award eligibility in 1951 and was released wide in 1952 If you don't know what it is or why you should care about it nothing I say hereinafter will make one drop of sense to you and you'd far better use your eyeblinks elsewhere Remember to shut the screen door not slam it Papaw's nerves are raggedy at this hour of the dayKatharin

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) This book left me unexpectedly irritated Why? Because this isn't a book about the making of The African ueen It's a book about whatever relatio

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) This is Katherine Hepburn's first book and she doesn't give a fuck She writes how she wants to write and does not care about any rules or style but her own She writes how you expect her to speak very stoccato with trails of sentence fragments often separated by dashes She will describe a room by listing nouns Heat hotel French speaking Belgians no panes of glass in windows porches high ceilings blinds mosuito nets over the beds pa

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) FREE READ · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Katharine Hepburn As a young child my mom and I watched the classic movie The African ueen together At first I wasn't too thrilled it was in black and white HORRORS but the movie sucked me in and thus began my appreciation for the classic movies especially anything with the great stars including Katharine HepburnThis book was penned by Katharine because people kept asking her what it was like to work with Bogart so she decided it would be easier

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) This is such an extremely happy book as Katherine Hepburn is in scintillating form as she recounts that she enjoyed herself throughout the entire filming of 'The African ueen' in Africa and briefly in London In t

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) Such an interesting life Such an interesting person I love reading her books it's like you are having a conversation with her and yo

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) Katharine Hepburn ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD A uick and delightful read infused with Hepburn's usual uirky charm If you're a fan I would definitely recommend it

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) Bogart Katie what's happened to you? You're a decent human beingHepburn Not any I'm not If you obey all the rules you miss all the funThe Making of the African ueen OR How I Went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind 1987 by Katharine Hepburn is the actress's recollections of her great African adventure some thirty years after the fact She tells us straight off that she never kept a di

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    Katharine Hepburn ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) How could you go wrong with Bogie Katherine Hepburn John Houston and one of the classic films of all time gathered together in these pages Hepburn who writes as charmingly and as eccentrically as she acts kept a diary of the making of The African ueen and it is delightful Eccentric funny and full of pictures that I have never seen before it

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    The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind (PDF) Katharine Hepburn ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD I dare you to read this and not hear Kate’s voice Delightful from beginning to end

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB This book will tell youWhat it was like for me to meetJohn Huston Humphrey Bogart and Lauren BacallIn London an. The African ueen starred Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn debuted for Academy Award eligibility in 1951 and was released wide in 1952 If you don t know what it is or why you should care about it nothing I say hereinafter will make one drop of sense to you and you d far better use your eyeblinks elsewhere Remember to shut the screen door not slam it Papaw s nerves are raggedy at this hour of the dayKatharine Hepburn was the Meryl Streep of her time Well regarded blessed with talent a bit upper crusty in her roles When the story of the making of The African ueen begins she is treading the boards in Shakespearean stuff and frankly pretty bored She needs a challenge to spark her inner V 16 engine A call comes to her friend s home where she s stayingthere s a script based on a novelnothing newbut set in Africa Yes please Mr Producer send it to me and I shall read forthwith Read she does part s great script s so so soOn page 7 Hepburn writes of her initial meeting with Producer Sam Spiegel wherein a raft of English actors were discussed for the part of Cockney Charlie Alnutt and finally Spiegel says What about Bogart he could be Canadian And there it was decided Did getting Hepburn mean Spiegel could now stand a chance to get Bogart Did it occur to him in a divine revelation on that spot Was he hell bent on the casting of both these American actors to play uber British roles so American audiences would turn out en masse We know that the Brits put up 250000 about 8 million in today s dollars only after their Film Finance Board overcame demands for Brits to be cast in the British author CS Forester s bestselling 1936 novel about Brits in World War I East AfricaSuch are the things producers must concern themselves with and all at the same time in the same calculation The film s budget in today s dollars was about 30 million and the box office ended up at around 250 million But while Producer Spiegel chatted up the excited and eager Miss Hepburn in the kitchen that first day he had bubkes except a script a director the already almost legendary John Huston and now a star But this star this force of nature Miss Katharine Hepburn wanted to film this Technicolor all outdoors vehicle for some major Hollywood egos on location In Africa that is On big African rivers with real malaria sodden African mosuitoes and real bilharzia causing schistosoma snails We ll see euivocates a rapidly thinning producer we ll see it in Africa responds Miss Famous Actress with Fans and guess where they filmed itAfrica is hot It s big People in the Belgian Congo don t speak English and even French is touch and go Getting to Africa took days on planes weeks on boats Getting Technicolor cameras to Arizona was a huge deal The mind boggles the spirit uails to imagine getting these multi million 1951 dollar monsters to Africa Not to mention two movie stars Assorted crew camera operators thousands of props safe drinking water fooda director whose gun fetish and desire to murder elephants must be coddledrich Americans all and not a little high handed even among themselvesWe packed our duds and I found myself moving all my odd stools spears arrows chairs down into the accountant s room on the first floor for him to send to New York for me Things almost impossible to pack A stink of a job to foist off on anyone You remember him the accountant the rightful inhabitant of my third floor room How could I be so awful Apparently easilyIt s her saving grace that Hepburn writing this book in the 1980s realized that she was a Bigfoot stomping all over everyone Didn t stop her probably wouldn t if she d gone again but really now is any celebrity likely to behave differently Not oftenThe shoot is huge The crew isn t all in place when they arrive The advance construction of different things must needs be torn down and rebuilt the piece supposed to fit here don t fit there in short the bog standard common as pigtracks problems of doing a complicated thing in a limited amount of time Miss Hepburn acts as costume lady invents a solution to wilting chapeau syndrome super creative impressed me a lot seamstresses does hairI never have a permanent for it makes hair feel funny it makes it smell and I m a sort of impractical character Love the feeling of soft clean hair Can t remember that anyone ever made a comment certainly not either of those jerks But please yourself and at least someone is pleasedThose jerks are Bogie and John Huston Hepburn s costar and director Her friends She has little enough to say about Bogart a good deal to say about Bacall who came with him but not all of it kind She s also not kind about Huston s inability to be on time his indifference to the reality of others feelings emotions existence his bloodlust But beginning on page 81 and ending on page 83 Miss Hepburn the journeyman actress recalls Director Huston s performance notes on Rosie Sayer s unsmiling serious countenance How hard it is to watch a serious face for so longhow Mrs Roosevelt an unhandsome lady dealt with a similar issueAnd Miss Hepburn the journeyman actress writing at a distance of thirty five years still lights up at the memory of receiving her entire performance in a short simple perfectly observed and conveyed image from a genius of image making She went on to make the film on a perfect note sustained throughout by the single conversation and its illuminating insight It is the most gorgeous moment in the bookThere aren t a lot of anecdotes in the book the kind you ll whip out at parties to improve the shining hour but there are lovely and honest observations a lot of unnoticed privilege behind her uite self aware self regard and photos Lots of themforty fivefrom a man called Alfred E Lemon and some from a Life magazine photographer called Eliot Elisofon The permissions must ve taken forever to clear The text design is clear and simple using Garamond type and generous white space around the scattered halftone reproductions including both endsheets The binding is smyth sewn with real cloth on the boardsThe book is as much an artifact of a vanished world as is the film it describes as is the now gone writer of this personal and charming memoir Time pressed on her those years so clear in memory but so distant in time still eagerly sought by the FansIt s strange being a movie actor The product goes out it s popular it s unpopular or it s somewhere in between And it s always to me a real part of myself I mean it represents my own decision to do it Was I wise Was I dumb I ve tried never to do anything just for the money I do it because I love it the idea and the characters And my oh my it is great when you when the people like it too and make it theirs that is the real rewardSo suddenly thirty five years have rushed by Bogie has gone Spiegel the producer has gone The ueen herself is still alive so are John Huston and Betty Bacall and Peter Viertel the German boat captain and IIt s hard to get old and lose people and places and memories that meant something are increasingly one s own unshareable treasures What matters in the end Is it something anyone can see or is it something so buried there s never going to be another soul who sees it whole and entireKatharine Hepburn was a star but she was a genius because she had an answer to that uestion one that most people I think can agree with and buy into It is her last word on the topic of this bookview spoilerNow what do you suppose ever happened to Charlie and Rosie Where did they live Did they stay in Africa I always thought they must have And lots of little Charlies and Rosies And lived happily ever after Because that s what we wanted them to do And every summer they take a trip in the old ueen and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh hide spoiler Forever Pucked Pucked #4 ueen starred Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn debuted for Academy Award eligibility in 1951 and was released wide in 1952 If you don t know what it is or why you should care about it nothing I say hereinafter will make one drop of sense to you and you d far better The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright A Complete Catalog use your eyeblinks elsewhere Remember to shut the screen door not slam it Papaw s nerves are raggedy at this hour of the dayKatharine Hepburn was the Meryl Streep of her time Well regarded blessed with talent a bit Mica Rebel Wayfarers MC #1 upper crusty in her roles When the story of the making of The African El Paraiso ueen begins she is treading the boards in Shakespearean stuff and frankly pretty bored She needs a challenge to spark her inner V 16 engine A call comes to her friend s home where she s stayingthere s a script based on a novelnothing newbut set in Africa Yes please Mr Producer send it to me and I shall read forthwith Read she does part s great script s so so soOn page 7 Hepburn writes of her initial meeting with Producer Sam Spiegel wherein a raft of English actors were discussed for the part of Cockney Charlie Alnutt and finally Spiegel says What about Bogart he could be Canadian And there it was decided Did getting Hepburn mean Spiegel could now stand a chance to get Bogart Did it occur to him in a divine revelation on that spot Was he hell bent on the casting of both these American actors to play The Midnight Rake Three Regency Rogues #3 uber British roles so American audiences would turn out en masse We know that the Brits put Alison's Fierce Ugly Halloween Hyperion Chapters up at around 250 million But while Producer Spiegel chatted A Wife Watching Fantasy Gone Too Far up the excited and eager Miss Hepburn in the kitchen that first day he had bubkes except a script a director the already almost legendary John Huston and now a star But this star this force of nature Miss Katharine Hepburn wanted to film this Technicolor all outdoors vehicle for some major Hollywood egos on location In Africa that is On big African rivers with real malaria sodden African mosuitoes and real bilharzia causing schistosoma snails We ll see euivocates a rapidly thinning producer we ll see it in Africa responds Miss Famous Actress with Fans and guess where they filmed itAfrica is hot It s big People in the Belgian Congo don t speak English and even French is touch and go Getting to Africa took days on planes weeks on boats Getting Technicolor cameras to Arizona was a huge deal The mind boggles the spirit Batman No Man's Land uails to imagine getting these multi million 1951 dollar monsters to Africa Not to mention two movie stars Assorted crew camera operators thousands of props safe drinking water fooda director whose gun fetish and desire to murder elephants must be coddledrich Americans all and not a little high handed even among themselvesWe packed our duds and I found myself moving all my odd stools spears arrows chairs down into the accountant s room on the first floor for him to send to New York for me Things almost impossible to pack A stink of a job to foist off on anyone You remember him the accountant the rightful inhabitant of my third floor room How could I be so awful Apparently easilyIt s her saving grace that Hepburn writing this book in the 1980s realized that she was a Bigfoot stomping all over everyone Didn t stop her probably wouldn t if she d gone again but really now is any celebrity likely to behave differently Not oftenThe shoot is huge The crew isn t all in place when they arrive The advance construction of different things must needs be torn down and rebuilt the piece supposed to fit here don t fit there in short the bog standard common as pigtracks problems of doing a complicated thing in a limited amount of time Miss Hepburn acts as costume lady invents a solution to wilting chapeau syndrome super creative impressed me a lot seamstresses does hairI never have a permanent for it makes hair feel funny it makes it smell and I m a sort of impractical character Love the feeling of soft clean hair Can t remember that anyone ever made a comment certainly not either of those jerks But please yourself and at least someone is pleasedThose jerks are Bogie and John Huston Hepburn s costar and director Her friends She has little enough to say about Bogart a good deal to say about Bacall who came with him but not all of it kind She s also not kind about Huston s inability to be on time his indifference to the reality of others feelings emotions existence his bloodlust But beginning on page 81 and ending on page 83 Miss Hepburn the journeyman actress recalls Director Huston s performance notes on Rosie Sayer s Catching Kate Acceptance #15 unsmiling serious countenance How hard it is to watch a serious face for so longhow Mrs Roosevelt an The Simple Prince unhandsome lady dealt with a similar issueAnd Miss Hepburn the journeyman actress writing at a distance of thirty five years still lights The Raising The Torch Keeper #3 up at the memory of receiving her entire performance in a short simple perfectly observed and conveyed image from a genius of image making She went on to make the film on a perfect note sustained throughout by the single conversation and its illuminating insight It is the most gorgeous moment in the bookThere aren t a lot of anecdotes in the book the kind you ll whip out at parties to improve the shining hour but there are lovely and honest observations a lot of Space Vampire Choose Your Own Adventure #71 unnoticed privilege behind her Seven Week Itch uite self aware self regard and photos Lots of themforty fivefrom a man called Alfred E Lemon and some from a Life magazine photographer called Eliot Elisofon The permissions must ve taken forever to clear The text design is clear and simple Calling Uncle using Garamond type and generous white space around the scattered halftone reproductions including both endsheets The binding is smyth sewn with real cloth on the boardsThe book is as much an artifact of a vanished world as is the film it describes as is the now gone writer of this personal and charming memoir Time pressed on her those years so clear in memory but so distant in time still eagerly sought by the FansIt s strange being a movie actor The product goes out it s popular it s 12 Blessings of Christmas unpopular or it s somewhere in between And it s always to me a real part of myself I mean it represents my own decision to do it Was I wise Was I dumb I ve tried never to do anything just for the money I do it because I love it the idea and the characters And my oh my it is great when you when the people like it too and make it theirs that is the real rewardSo suddenly thirty five years have rushed by Bogie has gone Spiegel the producer has gone The Against The Grain ueen herself is still alive so are John Huston and Betty Bacall and Peter Viertel the German boat captain and IIt s hard to get old and lose people and places and memories that meant something are increasingly one s own A Change in Our Marriage unshareable treasures What matters in the end Is it something anyone can see or is it something so buried there s never going to be another soul who sees it whole and entireKatharine Hepburn was a star but she was a genius because she had an answer to that A Clockwork Orange uestion one that most people I think can agree with and buy into It is her last word on the topic of this bookview spoilerNow what do you suppose ever happened to Charlie and Rosie Where did they live Did they stay in Africa I always thought they must have And lots of little Charlies and Rosies And lived happily ever after Because that s what we wanted them to do And every summer they take a trip in the old Shadows of the Dark Crystal Jim Hensons The Dark Crystal #1 ueen and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh hide spoiler

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Hrough thick and through thinFor better and for worseBut not uite until death did we part It was great fun K. Bogart Katie what s happened to you You re a decent human beingHepburn Not any I m not If you obey all the rules you miss all the funThe Making of the African ueen OR How I Went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind 1987 by Katharine Hepburn is the actress s recollections of her great African adventure some thirty years after the fact She tells us straight off that she never kept a diary but later in life she often wished she had because when you ve lived as long as I haveyou can t even remember the plot of many of the movies you ve made or the plays really not anything about them or who or why So the reader might be tempted to take her memoir with a grain of salt But she also tells us that there are some happenings you can t forget There they are A series of facts pictures realities This happened to me with The African ueen I remember it in minute detail I can see every second of its making and of me at the time And we know that there are indeed memories like that and are ready to take her at her wordOf course as with many celebrity books one is also tempted to wonder if Katharine Hepburn really did write this I don t know if she did sit down and write it all out or type it all out but this is most distinctly her voice If she didn t write it herself I suspect she dictated it to someone who produced it exactly as she told it Full of vim and vinegar and a spirit of adventure that comes through in so many of her characters particularly that of Miss Rose Sayer in this movie Hepburn tells us that she always wanted to go to Africa and she certainly didn t want to miss out on any adventures while she was there up to and including going on an elephant hunt she didn t shoot any and neither did any in her party with John Huston who was a very poor shot and certain NOT to be much protection if there was any danger If I have one complaint about her memoir it is that it is less about the making of the movie than it is the use of the movie s production as a backdrop to Hepburn s memories of Africa Not that those memories and her story aren t worth reading about they are but it s not uite the story the reader expects Which explains a four star rating instead of five The book has an overall feel of an afternoon visit with Hepburn The memories pour out of her like the reminiscences which might come up in a friendly chat It makes for an enjoyable read and an interesting peek into the life of one of America s great actresses She not only gives great descriptions of the locales in Africa but has also given us plenty of pictures from behind the scenes on location First posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks Irresistible Intruder uite The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard until death did we part It was great fun K. Bogart Katie what s happened to you You re a decent human beingHepburn Not any I m not If you obey all the rules you miss all the funThe Making of the African The Razor's Edge ueen OR How I Went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind 1987 by Katharine Hepburn is the actress s recollections of her great African adventure some thirty years after the fact She tells The Old Man Who Loved Cheese us straight off that she never kept a diary but later in life she often wished she had because when you ve lived as long as I haveyou can t even remember the plot of many of the movies you ve made or the plays really not anything about them or who or why So the reader might be tempted to take her memoir with a grain of salt But she also tells Doll 87th Precinct #20 us that there are some happenings you can t forget There they are A series of facts pictures realities This happened to me with The African Adam Green's Book Of Hollow Days ueen I remember it in minute detail I can see every second of its making and of me at the time And we know that there are indeed memories like that and are ready to take her at her wordOf course as with many celebrity books one is also tempted to wonder if Katharine Hepburn really did write this I don t know if she did sit down and write it all out or type it all out but this is most distinctly her voice If she didn t write it herself I suspect she dictated it to someone who produced it exactly as she told it Full of vim and vinegar and a spirit of adventure that comes through in so many of her characters particularly that of Miss Rose Sayer in this movie Hepburn tells Stolen Stronger #1 us that she always wanted to go to Africa and she certainly didn t want to miss out on any adventures while she was there Crystal and the Seven Brothers use of the movie s production as a backdrop to Hepburn s memories of Africa Not that those memories and her story aren t worth reading about they are but it s not Then She Found Me uite the story the reader expects Which explains a four star rating instead of five The book has an overall feel of an afternoon visit with Hepburn The memories pour out of her like the reminiscences which might come The Virginity of Famous Men up in a friendly chat It makes for an enjoyable read and an interesting peek into the life of one of America s great actresses She not only gives great descriptions of the locales in Africa but has also given Junie B Jones is a Party Animal Doll us plenty of pictures from behind the scenes on location First posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please reuest permission before reposting Thanks

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB D in AfricaFor the first timeTo work with them nonstop for about three months And why Come hell or high waterT. Such an interesting life Such an interesting person I love reading her books it s like you are having a conversation with her and you are her best friend So warm so dear

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  • The Making of The African ueen Or How I went to Africa with Bogart Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind
  • Katharine Hepburn
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  • 18 June 2020
  • 9780394562728