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.
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.
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.
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."