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Tracy and Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir - Garson Kanin

Quality Book Club, 1973, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, small scuff to the spine, heavier creasing to the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “They were one couple everyone knew of but no one really knew anything about. What kept these two—so opposite in taste and technique— so fiercely together for twenty-seven years? Garson Kanin remained close to the two great stars throughout their long friendship. He has shared his experience and his affection for them with us by recounting — through personal anecdotes as unpredictable and astonishing as Tracy and Hepburn themselves — the times — troubled, hectic, or satisfying — that they spent in Hollywood, New York, London, and Paris; and how it is for Kate today. Kanin gives us his Kate — the born eccentric, charming, brilliantly inventive, and determined — as she conquers every obstacle: getting around a no-ladies-in-trousers rule in a stuffy London hotel; dealing with a surprise “coaching” session from John Barrymore; persuading the entire crew on a New York construction site to cease drilling during her major number in the Coco matinees across the street. Here is Spence, the greatest screen actor of his generation: sharp, magnanimous, joking, tense, he receives an unforgettable lesson in projection from Laurette Taylor, inspiration from George M. Cohan; he forces the desegregation of Washington, D.C.’s National Theater; he becomes an involuntary member of an acrobatic act at the Lido in Paris. This book is a joyous tribute to two extraordinary people.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 323
Cover Art By: Mel Williamson

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