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Katharine Hepburn

July 29, 2003 | From a Times staff writer
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.
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.
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.
July 1, 2003 | Valli Herman-Cohen, Times Staff Writer
To modern eyes, Katharine Hepburn's trademark wide-leg slacks, man-tailored shirts with upturned collars, high-neck sweaters and trench coats are simply classic, comfortable clothes. For her time, they were revolutionary. Although the actress, who died Sunday, began wearing variations of the look in the early 1940s, it wasn't until fashion shifted to the ultra-feminine styles of the 1950s that she was routinely cast as a fashion rebel.
June 30, 2003 | Charles Champlin, Special to The Times
Years ago, Katharine Hepburn, who died Sunday at 96, was vacationing with Spencer Tracy in the South of France. Hepburn, noting the blue sky and the blue sea as the couple lolled in the villa's swimming pool, said, "Oh, Spencer, isn't it heavenly!" "Yeah," said Tracy in that familiar gruff voice, "and it's not a bit better than what we deserve."
April 21, 1987 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"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."
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