An Affair To Remember.The Remarkable Love Story Of Katharine Hepburn And Spencer Tracy
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Random House Australia P/L
Publisher Place: Milsons Point
Publisher Year: 1997
Edition: First Edition
Description: 336 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. She Was A Living Legend, A Symbol Of Fierce Independence Who Defied Convention To Live Life On Her Own Terms.
Publishers Description: The bittersweet love story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy was one of the great romances of our time. She was an extraordinary talent, a symbol of fierce independence and he was regarded by his peers as one of the finest actors in Hollywood. For twenty -six years they mesmerised audiences becoming the most celebrated on-screen romantic team with such successes as Guess Whos Coming to Dinner, Woman of the Year and Adams Rib. Off-screen the relationship clandestinely continued. The couple went to extremes to make their relationship invisible. For almost thirty years Katharine Hepburn lived the life of the Other Woman, making the ultimate sacrifice in the relationship by remaining in the shadows. Spencer Tracy vowed never to divorce his wife, Louise, in an attempt to protect his profoundly deaf son from the emotional trauma of a break up. For years Hepburn supported Tracy through his tormented and often violent battle with alcohol. When Tracy was haunted by personal demons later in life making sleep for him impossible. Hepburn would lie on the floor next to his bed, talking to him for hours, until he eventually fell asleep. She was there when he collapsed and died in their kitchen on 10 June 1967 - just two weeks after completing Guess Whos Coming to Dinner Katherine Hepburn has never seen the film that netted her an Oscar finding it too painful to relive their last working moments together. Hepburn turns ninety this year. As a tribute Christopher Andersen has written an honest and complete account of one of the worlds greatest romances. He has sourced information from his own extensive conversations with Katharine as well as those who were close to the legendary lovers, her close friend, Lauren Bacall, colleagues, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Laurence Olivier and family members are among the many that have contributed to this inspiring yet heartbreaking portrait of Tracy and Hepburn. THE AUTHOR: Christopher Andersen is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen books, which have been translated into more than twenty languages worldwide. A former contributing editor of Time and senior editor of People, Anderson has also written hundreds of articles for a wide range of publications including Life magazine and The New York Times. SELLING POINTS: *** From the author of Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage ***Katharine Hepburn is a modern day icon appealing to all ages. Her worldwide popularity has contributed to the success of practically every major book written about her. ***Hepburn is celebrating her 90th birthday at the end of May. The books release will be timed in with this. ***An authorised biography of an affair that has fascinated audiences for years. Contains behind the scenes dynamics of cast and crew on Spencer/Hepburn movies. ***Revealing new information including: details about Hepburns earlier affairs with super agent Leland Hayward and the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, the true extent of Tracys alcoholism, his chronic insomnia and undiagnosed manic depression. ***Katharines intense jealousy of an Academy Award winning actress who began an affair with Spencer. Katharine never forgave her. ***Details of Tracys extra-marital affairs before and after Hepburn. the elaborate extent Tracy and Hepburn went to hide their affair for years.