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    Adapting Susan Vance: From Short Story to Script

    This post is an excerpt from an academic paper for my Film/Literature Encounters core MA module taught by Dr. Erica Sheen at the University of York.The presence of the Katharine Hepburn star persona in Bringing Up Baby (1938) forces a deviation from the film script, transforming the Susan character from a manipulative opportunist into the free-spirited […]
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    A Legacy of ‘Difficult Women’: from 18th century Britain to classic Hollywood

    This weekend I had the privilege of attending the ‘Difficult Women: 1680-1830’ Conference hosted by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York. This was a two-day interdisciplinary event which included presentations from the fields of literature, history, history of art, costuming/history of fashion, theatre history, and women’s studies.In examining the prominent women […]
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    Introducing “Charlie’s Angels”: A Brief Rant

    “Charlie’s Angels” (1976-1981)“Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy.”It is true that the whole set up of the “Charlie’s Angels” show is a bit patronizing. The title itself suggests these women are Charlie’s personal Playboy bunnies. But there is a twist on the whole “sexy-detectives” theme – […]
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    Winners and Prizes and Awards, Oh My!

     The Second Annual Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon has been a huge success, with almost twice as many contributions as last year. I hope you all enjoyed writing about #TheGreatKH as I have enjoyed reading your posts. I cannot wait to see you all again next year!  In order to thank each and every one of the contributors, […]
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    Katharine Hepburn’s Fangirls: A Birthday Tribute

    In which I interview fangirls about how Katharine Hepburn has inspired them… Classic movie fans who grew up without the internet know what a lonely life it can be loving movies that were made before our parents were even born. I feel like I was the only person in my high school (of 4,000+ students) who […]
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    #TheGreatKH Blogathon 2015 Has Arrived!

    *Contributions eligible for the random prize drawing will be accepted until midnight May 12. Posts submitted after May 12 will be accepted and published in the list below, but will not be eligible for the drawing.Visit the announcement post for more information about rules, banners, and prizes. It is almost Katharine Hepburn’s birthday (May 12) and we […]
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    Exciting Announcement!

    Graduate school, here I come!I am excited to announce that I have officially accepted an offer of acceptance from the University of York (UK) for their MA in Film and Literature!The film and lit. MA is a one-year programme that “examines the lively and symbiotic traffic between written words and cinematic images (through adaptation, borrowing, […]
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    Katharine Hepburn Faces Fear and Fame in MORNING GLORY (1933)

    “Youth has its hour of glory, but too often it is only a morning glory, the flower that fades before the sun if very high.” (from MORNING GLORY (1933))“No other star has emerged with greater rapidity or with more ecstatic acclaim. No other star, either, has become so unpopular so quickly for so long a time.” […]
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    “Is There a Murderer Here?”: The Great Villainy of Richard III

    It is no secret how much I love the Shakespeare – the Immortal Bard has been the subject of many a post on this blog. Shakespeare’s plays are timeless in that they are often rejuvenated in film form. Movie lovers who wrestled with the gruelling texts during their high school years have rediscovered these enduring plots […]
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    Announcing the 2nd Annual Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon!

    The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon 2014 was such a success, I thought I’d do it again this year! The blogathon will take place over Katharine Hepburn’s birthday weekend, May 9-12.Hepburn was born May 12, 1907. A number of interesting events took place that year. The first Cubist exhibition was held in Paris. Oklahoma became America’s […]
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