Announcing the 2nd Annual Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon!


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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 46th state. Florenz Ziegfeld introduced his Ziegfeld Follies for the first time.

During her lifetime, some momentous events took place on Katharine Hepburn’s birthday. On May 12, 1937 England’s King George VI (the current queen’s father) was crowned at Westminster Abby, in 1943 the Axis powers surrendered in North Africa, and on that day two years later, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade.

Cesar Romero, Sheldon Leonard, Laurence Olivier, John Wayne, Rosalind Russell, Barbara Stanwyck, Fay Wray, Gene Autry, Arlene Francis, Burgess Meredith, and Peggy Ashcroft were among the future film stars born that year.

In short, we have a lot to celebrate – so let’s get this party started!

The Rules (“they’re more like guidelines…”)

  1. Feel free to write on any Katharine Hepburn-related topic – film reviews, biographical sketches, trivia, image galleries – all are welcome!

     

  2. There is no date range or limit – feel free to write about any topic about Katharine Hepburn’s life, work, and legacy from the beginning of time to present day – as long as the focus if the great lady herself!

     

  3. Duplicates are welcome – I’m happy to have multiple participants writing on the same topic, so don’t shy away if another blogger snagged your chosen subject before you!

     

  4. I will not be assigning days for posting – you may post your contribution any day of the blogathon.

     

  5. The deadline for all submissions is MIDNIGHT on May 12.

     

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“Le Hepburn” would like to remind you to:

  • Please spell Katharine correctly! With a K and two As: K-A-T-H-A-R-I-N-E.

     

How to Participate

  1. Leave a comment below or on Facebook or on Twitter with the following information:

     

    • Your name
    • Your blog
    • Link to your blog
    • Your chosen topic

       

  2. Post one of the Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon banners below onto your blog, linking back to this announcement post.

     

  3. After you’ve written your post, send me the link in the comments below or on Facebook or on Twitter.

     

Banners!

Please post one of these banners on your blog! And please remember to link back to this announcement post so visitors to your site can click on the banner and learn about how they too can participate in this splendiforous blogathon! Thank you!

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Prizes!

“Margaret, will you be offering prizes like you did last year?” I hear you asking. “Why yes, I will,” I hear myself responding!

Three lucky participants will be chosen at random to receive one of these amazing prizes!

 

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TCM Greatest Classic Legends Collection: Katharine Hepburn
The Philadelphia Story/Stage Door/Little Women/Morning Glory
“The Private World of Katharine Hepburn”
hardcover coffee table book by photographer John Bryson
Katharine Hepburn 1935 cigarette trading card
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Participants

Blog

Topic

Twitter

Silver Screenings WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) @925screenings
Pre-Code.com LITTLE WOMEN (1933) @PreCodeDotCom
Outspoken and Freckled STAGE DOOR (1937) @IrishJayhawk66
Critica Retro WITHOUT LOVE (1945) @startspreading
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood

Biography of Katharine Hepburn’s life

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

 
Once Upon a Screen

BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

@CitizenScreen
Dark Lane Creative

UNDERCURRENT (1946)

@James_AL_Downs
The Stop Button

BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

@thestopbutton
The Stars Are Ageless

MORNING GLORY (1933)

@shoopdancer2504
Wide Screen World

DESK SET (1957)

@ratzo318
Back to Golden Days

Hepburn’s relationship with Spencer Tracy

 
Classic Movie Hub Blog

THE LION IN WINTER (1968)

@ClassicMovieHub
Old Hollywood Films

SUMMERTIME (1955)

@oldhollywood21
Now Voyaging

CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933)

 
Pure Golden

ADAM’S RIB (1949)

 
Movie Movie Blog Blog

“Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) – A road movie before there was a road”

@MovieMovieBlogB
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest

SEA OF GRASS (1947)

@wolffianclassic
The Wonderful World of Cinema

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

 
Journeys in Classic Film

ADAM’S RIB (1949)

@Journeys_Film
Mildred’s Fatburgers

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959)

@MurrayHill40098
Pop Culture Reverie

HOLIDAY (1938)

 
Movie Classics

MARY OF SCOTLAND (1936)

@MovieClassicsWP
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies

“Lauren Bacall on her Friendship with Katharine Hepburn” “Fenwick: Katharine Hepburn’s Connecticut Home”

 
Portraits by Jenni

Review of Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg

 
Hometowns to Hollywood

“Katharine’s hometown and Connecticut life”

 
The Cinematic Frontier

BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

@filmscorehunter
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You

Katharine Hepburn and Beauty

 
The Motion Pictures

KEEPER OF THE FLAME (1942)

@tmplindsey
Cinematic Catharsis

THE AFRICAN QUUEN (1951)

@Barry_Cinematic
Ramblings of a Cinephile

STATE OF THE UNION (1948)

 
Cindy Bruchman

ROOSTER COGBURN (1975)
THE AVIATOR (2004)

 
Mike’s Take on the Movies

OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE (1978)

 
Silver Scenes

ALICE ADAMS (1935)

 
Movie Critical

“Katharine Hepburn at the Oscars”

@NicNewtonPlater

@Movie_Critical

Second Sight Cinema

DESK SET (1957)

@zleegaspar

A Person in the Dark

Kate’s amazing fashion sense and style

 
Prowler Needs A Jump

UNDERCURRENT (1946)

@echidnabot
Classic Stars: A Review

“The Kate Effect: Katharine Hepburn’s Lasting Effect on Connecticut”

@MTracy2011
Flickin’ Out

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant

@dianabosch
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

HOLIDAY (1938)

@parentmichael
Stars and Letters

A letter from Katharine Hepburn

 
Vivien Leigh

SUMMERTIME (1955)

@shelly_bee76
Knife Ink Reviews

My Week With Kate and Spence

@knifeink
Love Letters to Old Hollywood

“Oh, we’re going to talk about me now, are we? Goody.”

 
365 Days 365 Classics

“Katharine Hepburn and the Definition of Womanhood”

 

 Thank you for your interest in The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon 2015 – I cannot wait to read all your amazing posts about my favourite actress!


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