The Philadelphia Story – Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant

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  1. Heather in Arles
    December 21, 2013

    *be still my heart*

    • December 21, 2013

      This is another one (like The Women) that I never tire of watching, and that I see differently every time… My most recent observation, Tracy and Dexter had the camaraderie, but Tracy and Macauley, after that party… Baby, they had HEAT.

  2. December 21, 2013

    She could get lost in that chin cleft!

    • December 21, 2013

      You got me started doing a little research, and I will spill what I learned in response to Edward…

  3. December 21, 2013

    If she fell into the cleft of that chin they would have to send out a search party.

    • December 21, 2013

      You two piqued my curiosity, a cleft chin is most common in people of German and Polish origin. The dimple, or cleft is a result of a slight dent in the formation of the jaw, where it hasn’t fused completely. I never knew that!

  4. December 21, 2013

    Dearest V
    Annoyingly, I read someone this morning dismissing Katherine’s looks as ‘angular and unusual’ her acting style as ‘archaic’ (ludicrous given that she’s been dead by the time the awful piece had been written.
    I wonder why so many people still fail to get Kate…
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • December 23, 2013

      It occurs to me that during a certain era of filmmaking everyone was a Meryl Streep. And it had a lot to do with the Studio System, for all its faults, and all its washouts, there was a lot of training that went on… As to archaic, hm, isn’t acting about communicating with an audience? I would make a comparison to our current crop of Movie Stars, but it’s the holidays and I better start behaving myself…

  5. December 22, 2013

    I didn’t know that about a cleft chin either; intriguing.

    • December 23, 2013

      I didn’t either and they run in my family!

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