Bringing Up Baby

Katharine Hepburn as Susan Vance with a drowsy leopard named Baby in Bringing Up Baby (1938), her most beloved film of the 30s.  It was a flop on its first release at a time when Katharine was considered box office poison.

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Bringing Up Baby

David and Susan end up behind bars in Bringing Up Baby (1938)

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Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are hot on the trail of George the Dog who has buried Cary’s dinosaur bone in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

Bringing Up Baby

Howard Hawks recycled the torn clothing bits with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (1938) for Rock Hudson and Maria Perschy in Man’s Favorite Sport (1964).

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Cary Grant has dinner at the Vance’s home with Susan Vance, her aunt Elizabeth and Major Applegate in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Katharine Hepburn was fearless around the trained leopard in Bringing Up Baby (1938) while Cary Grant was quite timid.  Cary was more comfortable with Esther the Chimp in Monkey Business (1952).

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Cary Grant as archaeologist David Huxley with his dinosaur skeleton in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Cary Grant on the phone trying to locate his missing dinosaur bone while Katharine Hepburn interferes in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Katharine Hepburn gets out of jail by pretending to be Swingin Door Susie, while leaving Cary Grant behind bars in Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Katharine Hepburn is determined to catch Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (1938), their second of four comedies together, beginning with Sylvia Scarlett, and followed by Holiday and The Philadelphia Story.

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Howard Hawks with cast and crew of Bringing Up Baby (1938).  Cary and Katharine are to Hawks’ right in the second row.  This was the first film Hawks made at RKO studios.

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Howard Hawks filming Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Katharine Hepburn and May Robson.

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Howard Hawks relaxes with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn behind the scenes of Bringing Up Baby (1938).

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Howard Hawks filmed scenes in Bringing Up Baby (1938) outdoors and at night, rarities among studio bound comedies of the 30s.

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behind the scenes of Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Howard Hawks and Katharine Hepburn.