Monday, February 9, 2009

Katharine Hepburn did it first...

When Katharine Hepburn died in 2003, the executors of her estate donated her personal papers regarding theatre to the NY Library for the Performing Arts and her film related materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Among the theatre-related notes is this, which strikes a familiar chord with recent theatregoers (text courtesy of USA Today):

A letter of apology from a woman named Paula Phillips, who had photographed Hepburn during West Side Waltz in Boston. Hepburn stopped midperformance to yell at Phillips to "get out of the theater!" Wrote the chastened shutterbug: "This was the first time I have brought a camera into a theatre. I learned a bitter and very unpleasant lesson."

1 comment:

Esther said...

That's great! I can just imagine her saying it, too.