Ernesta Bachrach Hepburn Photo
I’ve read every New York newspaper backward and forward for the past 15 years. I don’t smoke. I only drink champagne when I’m lucky enough to get it. My hair is naturally natural. –Katharine Hepburn, “Desk Set” (1957)
Want to know about what’s abuzz at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center? Read for yourself in an article written by Jean Cherni in Sunday’s New Haven Register.
“Is there any reader unfamiliar with the name, Katharine Hepburn? An icon, even by Hollywood’s flamboyant standards, Miss Hepburn earned twelve Oscar nominations, a record four Oscars, and the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
Katharine Hepburn brought, and continues to bring, so much pleasure as well as insight into the human character, it is altogether fitting that Connecticut, where she was born (Hartford, 1907), and the town of Old Saybrook in which she lived, now creates a theater and cultural arts center in her memory.”As accomplished on the stage as she was on the screen, Kate starred in theatrical productions as diverse as, “The Philadelphia Story” (later made into a movie, as well), “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” and “Coco,” based on the life of Coco Chanel.
Movies featuring the perfectly pitched pairing of Hepburn with Spencer Tracy like “Adams Rib” and “The Desk Set” are still favorites on late-night movie channels. And I still get teary-eyed anytime I re-watch her poignant performances in “Summertime” and “The Rainmaker.”
See you at “The Kate.”
Ann Nyberg, Trustee, KHCAC