Saturday, December 27, 2008
I just watched Katherine Hepburn in Woman of the Year and fell in love with the scene where Hepburn, as Tess, fearless city desk reporter, cooks her husband breakfast in a typical 40s kitchen. She almost blows up the coffeepot and the waffles bubble over and the toast goes flying everywhere because she can't cook and has never been domestic but is trying to please him anyway. That scene is endearing and infuriating at once, because she is such a strong woman who acts no different than a man, but who nevertheless is expected to follow 1940s wifely conventions. And, on a more superficial note, I own the same canisters, toaster, mix-master, etc as in that divine movie kitchen. I have to find a copy of this movie!!
Posted by Retromodgirl at 9:38 PM