When I think old Hollywood, I think Hepburn. Katherine to be specific, and that’s not to say that I don’t love Audrey too. It’s just about this time of year that I pull out my copy of The Philadelphia Story, one of my very favorite movies. I fall into the dialog – so fast-paced, so rich with wit, and clever repartee, who wouldn’t fall in love with those words.
“You’ll never be a first class human being or a first class woman until you’ve learned to have some regard for human frailty.” – “The course of true love …gathers no moss.” – I’m sorry, but I thought I better hit you before he did. He’s in better shape than I am.”
– Who wouldn’t wish to be the person to have uttered those brilliant quips? But let’s just say your not much for dialog – more the strong silent type, could I interest you in architecture, interior design, fashion. It’s a blockbuster for all those fabulous interests. The outfits, by all rights outrageous one moment, Vogue Cover shot the next. So elegant that beyond the black and white film you imagine its weight in your hand, the white and gold of the beads adorning the Grecian gown, the swish of the fabric across the dance floor as you glide like a skater on a pond. Magic.
Hope you find a little holiday magic in this movie or one of your favorites.