Love Is In The Air…And Everywhere!
Feb 5 The Philadephia Story (1940) 1 hr 52 min.
Philadelphia socialites Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn) and C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) married impulsively—and their marriage and subsequent divorce were both passionate. Two years later, Tracy is about to marry respectable George Kittredge whilst Dexter has been working for "Spy" magazine. Dexter arrives at her mansion the day before the wedding, determined to spoil things.
This film won 2 Oscars: Jimmy Stewart for Best Actor, and Best Screenplay Writing, and was nominated for 4 more, including Hepburn for Best Actress. On James Stewart's Oscar statuette, "Philadelphia" is misspelled. The Oscar was kept in the window of his father's hardware store, located on Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Katharine Hepburn deferred her salary in return for 45% of the profits.