Tracy Hepburn An Intimate Memoir Author:Garson Kanin Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Very special people. To the world. To each other. — It began in 1941 on the set of Woman of the Year. There Katharine Hepburn stood, tall and imposing in her platform shoes, eyeing Spencer Tracy, the 5'10 1/2" actor who was to be her leading man. Joe Mankiewicz, the producer, introduced them. Kate smiled her f... more »riendliest smile adn said, "You're rather short, aren't you?"
"Don't worry, honey," Mankiewicz shot back. "He'll cut you down in size."
That was the start of the "longest-running acting partnership the movie business has ever known," and the start, too of a remarkable private relationship that flourished off-screen between two of the world's most talented, unique and exciting people.
Garson Kanin, the man who probably knew them best, now shares his remembrances in this intimate memoir. He re-creates Tracy and Hepburn's twenty-seven-year friendship from the earlist days and tells what it is like for Kate today. All in a heartfelt tribute to two extraordinary people.« less