WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT: THE DICK CAVETT SHOW {KATHARINE HEPBURN INTERVIEW, PART 2 OF 2} (TV)

Summary

Continued from T84:0228. One in this series of interview programs hosted by Dick Cavett. This program is part two of Cavett's special two-part interview with screen legend Katharine Hepburn. In this part, Hepburn discusses the following topics, among others: her high regard for Spencer Tracy's acting; the great lessons about acting she learned from Tracy; how she altered her acting method to approach Shakespeare and other classic stage works; her belief that American actors must learn to speak the English language better to dispel the myth that British actors are superior; taking on the classics rather late in life; her terror of the theater, and the risk she took -- as a non-singer -- starring in "Coco," a muscal about Coco Chanel; how singing lessons helped her speech; being considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara during a low point in her career; a permanent eye infection she acquired falling into a Venice canal for the film "Summertime"; her success as a result of a willingness to do only one thing -- acting; her belief that women must make a choice between having children or a career; her strong family background as a stabilizing factor throughout her life; the need to continually redefine oneself in the movie business; her thoughts about fame; her impressions of Humphrey Bogart and recollections of shooting "The African Queen" with him and director John Huston in Africa; Marlon Brando's refusal of the Academy Award; her "A Delicate Balance" co-star Joseph Cotten; the Greta Garbo mystique; how she prepared for her role as Eleanor of Aquitaine in "The Lion in Winter"; her enjoyment of working with Peter O'Toole in "Lion"; her thoughts about religion and Jesus Christ; the arts as an outlet for emotional pain; the famous "calla lily" speech from "Stage Door"; and the Hollywood blacklist. Includes commercials, promos, and public service announcements.

(Cavett hosted several talk shows under the title "The Dick Cavett Show," which aired on ABC from 1969 to 1972, on PBS from 1977 to 1982, on the USA network from 1985 to 1986, and on CNBC from 1989 to 1995. During 1973 to 1975, the show aired irregularly as part of "ABC's Wide World of Entertainment." Other versions of "The Dick Cavett Show" include a variety series on CBS in 1975 and a talk show on ABC in 1986.)

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: October 3, 1973 Wednesdasy 11:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:26:51
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T84:0230
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Acting
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1973-1976
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - The Bankers Life insurance^TV - Commercials - Simmons Beautyrest mattresses^TV - Commercials - Revlon Natural Wonder make-up^TV - Commercials - Alpo dog food^TV - Commercials - Kimbies disposable diapers^TV - Commercials - Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses^TV - Commercials - Chef Boy-ar-dee spaghetti and meatballs^TV - Commercials - Stihl chain saws^TV - Commercials - Stayfree maxi-pads^TV - Commercials - Rubbermaid bathtub appliques^TV - Commercials - Neo-Synephrine decongestant nasal spray^TV - Commercials - Bufferin aspirin^TV - Commercials - Banquet Cookin' Bag entrees^TV - Commercials - Sealy Posturepedic mattresses^TV - Promos - "NCAA College Football"^TV - Promos - "Doc Elliot"^TV - Promos - "Adam's Rib" (television series)^TV - Promos - "Griff"^TV - Promos - "NFL Monday Night Football"^TV - Promos - "ABC Evening News"^TV - Promos - "Toma"^TV - Promos - "ABC Wide World of Sports"^TV - PSA - Boy Scouts of America^TV - PSA - Better Business Bureau^TV - PSA - Arthritis Foundation^TV - PSA - American Cancer Society (quit smoking)

CREDITS

    • Jack Gilroy … Producer
    • Richard Romagnola … Associate Producer
    • Michael Zannella … Associate Producer
    • Arthur Forrest … Director
    • Jean MacLean … Direction (Misc.), Associate Director
    • Betty Ann Besch … Researcher
    • Judy Englander … Researcher
    • Jean Doumanian … Talent Coordinator -- Interviewer
    • David Lloyd … Writer
    • Bob Rosengarden … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Director
    • Jon Charles … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Coordinator
    • Dick Cavett … Host, Interviewer
    • Katharine Hepburn … Guest
    • Humphrey Bogart
    • Marlon Brando
    • Joseph Cotten
    • John Huston
    • Peter O'Toole
    • Spencer Tracy