Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Katherine Hepburn wears trousers. Spencer Tracy is not amused. And Katherine Hepburn couldn't care less.

"I have one, Ms. Walters. I'll wear it to your funeral."
Katherine Hepburn's answer to Barbara Walters' question if she owned a skirt (via



When Spencer Tracy first met Katharine Hepburn in 1947, she was wearing trousers. Tracy did not approve and said to the producer: “Not me, boy, I don’t want to get mixed up with that.”



In 1967, Katherine Hepburn was asked about her atttitude to wearing trousers as a woman:
“Spencer doesn’t like women who wear trousers, but I couldn’t care less. Well, I have always worn trousers, never not worn them. I know my legs are good, but I marvel that women should be sainted for keeping stockings up. That’s one of the most boring tasks that anybody could ever be faced with. I don’t wear makeup, not even lipstick. I’ve got the same pants I’ve had for 30-40 years. The ones I have on now are only about ten years old- gabardine- and when they wear out in the rear end, I have new seats put in. I don’t go out unless I can wear trousers if I possible can-only at the theater at night in New York do I wear a dress. And women’s clothes- they’re insane now. (...)” (via)


photos (Hepburn on The Dick Cavett Show 1973) via and photo (Hepburn and Tracy) via and photo (Hepburn laughing) via

14 comments:

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    1. There are so many good photographs of Katherine Hepburn ... such a photogenic woman.Thanks for your feedback, Wim.

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  2. Lovely photographs, all of them.

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    1. Pictures of her tend to make one smile :-) Many thanks for commenting, Macy.

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  3. Abbie Winterburn17 June 2014 at 14:15

    She was such a bright woman.

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    1. Very bright. And charming in her own special way. Thank you for commenting, Abbie.

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  4. I'm so glad I found this blog!

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    1. I am most glad you found it :-)
      Many thanks for your kind comment, Dave, and welcome!

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