June 20, 2011
'Love Among the Ruins' Multi-Emmy Award-winning 1975 romantic comedy that marked the only pairing of Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier. George Cukor directed. 'That Certain Summer' Landmark 1972 TV movie, penned by Richard Levinson and William Link, about a teenage boy (Scott Jacoby) who learns that his divorced father (Hal Holbrook) is gay and in a relationship with a young man (Martin Sheen). 'My Sweet Charlie' Levinson and Link also wrote this 1970 TV movie starring Patty Duke in an Emmy Award-winning role as a young pregnant Southern girl who finds an unlikely ally in a black New York attorney (Al Freeman Jr.)
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.
July 11, 2003 |
The image is enduring -- Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, their names twined together as symbols of great romance -- but, in reality their relationship occasionally was more volatile than had been widely known, according to a new biography-memoir, published today by G.P. Putnam's Sons. In "Kate Remembered," published less than two weeks after Hepburn's death at age 96, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A.
July 1, 2003 |
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.
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.
August 5, 2004 |
Katharine Hepburn's waterfront home in Old Saybrook, Conn., has been sold to a neighbor who plans to renovate the property, Hepburn's real estate agent said. Frank Sciame, a New York City-based architect who owns F.J. Sciame Construction Co., signed a contract to buy the home, Colette Harron of the Mitchel Agency in Essex said Tuesday. She wouldn't reveal the sale amount but said it was less than the $12-million asking price.