It is a widely acknowledged fact in Hollywood today that leading men are permitted to age on screen while their female colleagues are required to keep at least one toe dipped in the fountain of youth. The charts in this Vulture article compare the ages of leading men and their […]
Katharine Hepburn was nominated for a whopping 12 Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, more than any other actress in her time. Although Hepburn won the Oscar for four of her film roles (MORNING GLORY (1933), GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967), THE LION IN WINTER (1968), […]
Did you know that Schuyler Grant (pronounced “Skyler”), who played Diana Barry in the Anne of Green Gables TV movies, was Katharine Hepburn’s grand-niece? Schuyler Grant is the granddaughter of Katharine Hepburn’s younger sister Marion, who married her high school sweetheart Ellsworth Grant. The couple had two sons, Schuyler’s father […]
This post was written in conjunction with the 2013 Summer Reading Classic film book Challenge hosted by Out of the Past. This is my fourth contribution.
“Mother with her real savvy of life. She adored [father]. She adored us. She was deep. She was witty. Some say I am like her. I hope so, I’d be so proud.” (Hepburn 27) As much as I admire Katharine Hepburn the film actress, the real heroine of that family […]
“In a 1973 visit to the College, Hepburn told Bryn Mawr undergraduates, “Bryn Mawr isn’t plastic, it isn’t nylon, it’s pure gold… I came here by the skin of my teeth; I got in and by the skin of my teeth I stayed. It was the best thing I ever […]
“I wear my kind of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn exhibited a unique fashion sense both on screen and off. A slender, angular figure, costume designers loved the way her outfits hung on her slim frame. Behind the scenes, […]
Hollywood A-Listers, heading by Humphrey Bogart and his wife Lauren Bacall head to Washington to protest the HUAC Hollywood report. On 8 June, 1949, the House Un-American Activities Committee published a report labeling more than 300 film industry individuals Communists. Aurora of The Cinementals writes about it in her recent post.
Tom (left) and Katharine (right) Hepburn Tom Houghton Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn’s brother, was two years her senior. As children, the two were inseparable. Dr. Hepburn encouraged all his children to be very athletic, and it has been said that his expectations for his eldest son could be extreme. Tom had […]