One of the coolest things about Katharine Hepburn is her athleticism. She just loved standing on her head and could do so well into old age. I’ve never been able to stand on my head. One of the many ways I am not as cool as Katharine Hepburn. Alas.
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 […]
Katharine Hepburn narrated the words of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for this 1941 short film entitled “Women in Defense” and produced by the Office for Emergency Management – Film Unit. In this clip, Hepburn describes the many ways women were involved in the war effort, from a science and engineering […]
This home movie was made by Katharine Hepburn’s husband, Ludlow “Luddy” Ogden Smith during the first years of their marriage, before Hollywood, fame, professional makeup artists, and costume designers came on the scene. Miss Hepburn would have been in her early 20s at the time. She’s a cutie-patootie, and she […]
While working on my Katharine Hepburn capstone in college, my academic advisor and I discovered that it was more expedient to refer to the project as my “Hepstone” since “Hepburn capstone” is quite a mouthful. In the quest for a recurring feature on my blog, I’ve decided to introduce the […]