Constance Collier, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, and Ethel Barrymore
This photo is credited to the Huntington Library. The four are, from left, Constance Collier, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, and Ethel Barrymore. this was shot at a 70th birthday celebration for Barrymore. Barrymore performed on the stage of what was then the old Town Hall and what is now becoming the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Funny how life is.
The British born actress, Collier, was said to have had great influence on Hepburn. According to Collier’s Wikipedia page, she met Hepburn during the film version of “Stage Door” and they became life-long friends. Collier was Hepburn’s drama coach when Hepburn was performing Shakespeare in the 1950′s. It is written when Collier died in 1955, Hepburn inherited Collier’s secretary, Phyllis Wilbourn, who then became Hepburn’s secretary for 40 years.
On this site you will not only see reviews but responses to those reviews as well, if you are so inclined, go ahead and weigh in too.
The blog is written by a guy named Sam Juliano, “he” is reviewing as well as posting reviews by Allan Fish of the UK. Sam’s site has only been up a short time, about three months, but he already has more than 25,000 hits, so this blog is really gaining in popularity.
I have recently posted on Sam’s site about the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center so that Sam and others reading and posting on his blog will know all about “Kate’s Place.”
Swing by his blog and give his writings a whirl, it is quite comprehensive. Sam has added our site to his blogroll and we thank him so much.
“The calla lillies are in bloom again.” if you’re a Katharine Hepburn fan you certainly know that line from the 1937 RKO film, “Stage Door.” It’s the story about the lives of aspiring, tough-talking rival actresses looking for a break into show business on the New York theater stage.
Speaking of fans of Hepburn, we’re looking to mobilize fans to help us raise the last bit of money needed to outfit the theater which will be named for Kate. All you have to do is click on the “donate now” button to help. Your dollars will go to buy the chairs and the sound and lighting equipment for this glorious venue which will open in July. To any of you who can help we thank you so much in advance. We’re almost there, you too can be a part of this, please join us.
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This is huge for Katharine Hepburn fans! Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on August 30th, 2008, you can watch Katharine Hepburn all day long. Of course you’re also free to set your recorders if you have to be away from the set. Turner Classic Movies is putting on this Hepburn Holiday for you. By clicking here (2008) you can see all the trailers to wet your appetite. Bon Appetit!
There is actually is a blog that lists monograms in the movies. It’s www.embroideryarts.com There are a list of films. In this case you click on the 1937 movie “Stage Door” and you see the art deco monogram. In this case it’s the monogram of Hepburn’s character, “Terry Randall Sims.” It’s embroidered onto a silk jumpsuit Hepburn wore in the movie. I wonder where that costume is now?