Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn was fearless when it came to working with a leopard in Bringing Up Baby (1938).    Cary wanted nothing to do with the leopard, however trained it was.  He was much more comfortable with the chimpanzee in Monkey Business.

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Katharine Hepburn climbs a ladder to reach Cary Grant working on his dinosaur skeleton in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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David Huxley reads papers presented by his fiancée Miss Swallow as an uncredited player looks on in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn had already made Sylvia Scarlett together when they were reunited for Bringing Up Baby (1938).  They would make two more films together, Holiday and The Philadelphia Story.

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original publicity still for Bringing Up Baby (1938), one of the most beloved films of the 30s.

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Katharine Hepburn is behind bars as Swingin Door Susie with Cary Grant and Walter Catlett in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Al Hirschfeld caricatures of Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and a leopard named Baby in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Katharine Hepburn does a nifty trick with a cocktail olive in front of Fritz Feld as Dr Lehman in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn behind bars in Bringing Up Baby (1938), the first of three movies in a row Howard Hawks made with Cary.  Baby was followed by Only Angels Have Wings (the only drama) and His Girl Friday.  Later on they also made I Was a Male War Bride and Monkey Business.

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David Huxley meets Susan Vance in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Katharine Hepburn on the set of Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn as Susan Vance on the set of Bringing Up Baby (1938), her most beloved film of the 30s, and her only film directed by Howard Hawks.

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Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant on the huge dinosaur set for Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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Cary and Katherine in a publicity still for the 1955 rerelease of Bringing Up Baby (1938).  The film was a flop on its first release, although it was well received in big cities.  It also got a bad review in the New York Times, as being a boring cliché of stale situations.

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Is this Oxley speaking? Or is it His Girl Friday?

Cary Grant as David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938).  Cary’s inspiration for the character was bespectacled silent comedian Harold Lloyd.  This was the first of five movies Cary made with Howard Hawks.  After Baby, Howard made Only Angels Have Wings and His Girl Friday, both with Cary.  Then in 1948 they made I Was a Male War Bride, and finally Monkey Business in 1952.  All are comedies except Only Angels Have Wings.

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behind the scenes of Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn.