July 3, 1990 |
Katharine Hepburn is auctioning off one of her paintings to benefit a wildlife organization. It is the only painting she has ever offered for public sale or view, said the Oscar-winning actress, who has been painting since the 1930s. The 16-by-20-inch work is an impressionistic look at the Beverly Hills valley, somewhat hidden by tall trees and framed by a white rail fence.
July 29, 2003 |
Katharine Hepburn specified in her will that her collection of memorabilia from her career -- including her four Oscars -- be left to a charitable organization to be chosen by her executors, according to the Smoking Gun Web site. The site had the actress' will and a codicil posted Monday for inspection. It referred to the documents as Connecticut Court of Probate records.
January 16, 1997
Katharine Macdonald, 47, a political publicist and journalist who explained California's Smog Check program. The daughter of the late actress Eve March, Macdonald was named for her godmother, Katharine Hepburn, and grew up in Hollywood. But she chose a career in public affairs, working first as scheduling assistant for Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh. She later served four years as press secretary to Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky.
July 25, 1996 |
Katharine Hepburn had it all: looks, smarts, sass and talent. The Newport Harbor Art Museum is presenting a three-film tribute to her starting Friday night with "Adam's Rib." The 1949 movie, directed by George Cukor, also stars Hepburn's equally famous real-life lover, Spencer Tracy. It's one of their better screen team-ups. He plays a prosecutor and she plays his defense attorney wife in a comedy that veers between screwball and sophistication.
April 21, 1987 |
"Sylvia Scarlett." Nostalgia Merchant. $19.95. This is one of those movies--scandalous flops in their day--that assume a whole different meaning for later generations. In 1935, audiences were bewildered or put off by the sexual chic of this George Cukor film with its British milieu of careless rich people and amoral grifters preying on them, its tart John Collier lines and, worst of all, a heroine in drag for most of the story--Katharine Hepburn, posing as "Sylvester Scarlett."
July 18, 1990 |
Actress Katharine Hepburn and many of her neighbors are suing the town of Old Saybrook because of property tax bills. Hepburn and 45 neighbors in the Old Saybrook borough of Fenwick claim in a lawsuit against the town assessor and the Board of Tax Review that the town unfairly assessed their properties. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Middletown Superior Court. According to the suit, Hepburn owns three building lots in Fenwick, totaling about 3.5 acres, including wetlands, assessed at $1.
November 21, 2012
Perhaps nothing personifies Hollywood glamour quite like sunglasses, and "50 Shades" (Reel Art Press, $29.95) by Lauren Goldstein Crowe features 50 of the century's icons in the coolest of frames. Steve McQueen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Audrey Hepburn and more are included, alongside quotes that reveal something about the celebrity hiding behind the shades. "Hollywood Unseen" (ACC Editions, $75) by Robert Dance is a tribute to the studio portraits, both wonderful and weird, taken in the golden age of Hollywood.