“By Myself and Then Some” is a book by long time Katharine Hepburn friend, actress, Lauren Bacall. This book released in 2005 is an expanded and updated version of Bacall’s book entitled, “By Myself.”
In this latest version, Bacall speaks of Hepburn like this:
“She was Miss Hepburn, Aunt Kat, Katie, Kate, Kathy (to Spencer Tracy). She was all of those depending upon your relationship and she was also Katharine with an “A.”
Bacall reminisces about so many moments with Hepburn in this book, it’s a fun read about times gone by and that Golden Age of Hollywood. Bacall discusses moments with Hepburn and Spencer Tracy and her husband, Humphrey Bogart. Remember it was this grouping that started the very first “Rat Pack.” See the earlier post on the blog.
This might be a fun read for the new year, 2009, the year the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Theater opens.
See you at “The Kate!”
Ann Nyberg, Trustee, KHCAC