Guess who’s coming to dinner

June 30, 2007 - 1:26 am 1 Comment

It’s been a long time since I saw Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. I can’t help but wonder what it was like around the time it was released. Was it scandalous? Were people blase about it? Did they have problems finding financial backing to make it? Who was impacted by the film? It’s easy enough to read film reviews and look at income statements; it’s entirely different to grasp the feeling of the moment.

Wikipedia says that Spencer Tracy was dying at the time the movie was filmed. Katharine Hepburn made this movie with him, knowing it would be his last. How heartbreaking could that have been?

One Response to “Guess who’s coming to dinner”

  1. Corky Says:

    Hi Jo; enjoyed this comment on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? It definitely made a splash as you put it, at the time as did the now mild seeming To Kill a Mockingbids starring Gregory Peck. I’m enjoying your other postings as well. hope the high blood pressure is or has improved. corky