Thursday, August 14, 2014

Katharine Hepburn


The late actress Katharine Hepburn was born to a wealthy Hartford family and
made Connecticut her home throughout her illustrious career.
The Connecticut Historical Society has an exhibition
of costumes she wore in her films and plays.
(Including "On Golden Pond.")
Through September.

It was raining heavily yesterday, so I dipped into the archives. 

18 comments:

Andy said...

She was great in The African Queen.

Mersad said...

Great costumes!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I didn't know she was actually from Hartford! I always assumed she was from NYC. Hmmm

Malyss said...

Not only a great actriss, also a strong and beautiful woman, very inspiring . I 'd be delighted to see such an exhibition about her !

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Kate said...

Two women I worshiped as a child and young adult were Audrey and Katheine Hepburn. I used Hepburn's photo as my profile for a few years; guess I'll resurrect it again! I'd love that museum. . . lucky you. I'm glad that it rained so you dipped into your archives for this photo. Hope you have a sunny day today!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

She had the patrician air of a refined Connecticut background.

Sharon Anck said...

I would enjoy seeing this exhibit. I do love a good Katherine Hepburn movie.

Sylvia K said...

She was one of the great actresses. Great looking exhibit! Glad you had such an interesting place to go and get out of the rain!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jack! Enjoy!

VP said...

You do not see too often costumes like these...

Taken For Granted said...

She was a great actress, and a fine women. Always enjoyed watching her. Thanks for the post.

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic display!

Lowell said...

She was a great actress even if she did come from Connecticut! Ha, ha, ha.

I wonder how many of these were designed by Edith Head?

RedPat said...

I always enjoyed watching her perform!

William Kendall said...

A great actress. I loved her in so many films, but particularly The Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby.

Randy said...

Nice exhibit. My favorite was Adam's Rib.

Kay said...

She had such elegance she could have worn rags and still carry them beautifully.
(BTW: Sometimes photo ops in the country are a little thin. Lacking skyscrapers, an Elizabeth Park, or a stunning library building one makes do. And a public restroom can at times be a most welcome sight, don't you think?)

Virginia said...

I"m having a flashback to a Hepburn exhibit at the American Art Gallery in D.C. years ago. I thought she was fabulous.
V