Scripts, photos, letters, and scrapbooks from Katharine Hepburn’s less-known theater career that have been donated to the New York Public Library, according to the AP. They will be available to scholars and fans after they have been cataloged.
Picture this: Katharine Hepburn and her chauffeur stopped for speeding in the tiny town of Read More
Read the title carefully; then read it again. Just about everything in this marvelous book has been weighed and assessed more than is usual. William Mann doesn’t settle for the obvious, the given, the rubber stamp. And so, it seems to me, we’re being gently guided before the book begins. For if there was a Read More
Over the past week, Ana Marie Cox’s debut novel, Dog Days, has netted three — count ‘em! one-two-three — articles in The New York Times. And none of their authors seem to be on quite the same page.
Janet Maslin (1/3): “Dog Days manages to be doubly conventional: it follows both an old-fashioned Read More
Valentine’s Day is still 10 long, wintry days away , but already we have a bunch of events crowding our in box, all of which begin, “Hey all you Single Ladies!” [ delete, block sender ]. Fashion Week, on the other hand, starts the day after tomorrow (that sound you hear is Read More
For New Yorkers who summered in the city, the heat came in two types. The sticky, humid kind brought on by the Venusian weather conditions, and the withering belches of molten ire that New York Post columnist Liz Smith repeatedly launched at author A. Scott Berg following the July 11 publication of his Katharine Hepburn Read More
Kate Remembered , by A. Scott Berg. Putnam, 370 pages, $25.95.
There’s a scene in David Lean’s Summertime that has always seemed to me to capture the essence of its star.
Katharine Hepburn plays an executive secretary from Ohio who has come to Venice for the first time. Dazed by sensory overload, she’s Read More
The Mondel Chocolates shop, on the corner of 114th Street and Broadway, runs roughly the length of its one long, dual-bulbed fluorescent light fixture, which casts a glare over countless handwritten signs listing the infrequently changed prices for Mondel chocolates, and on a sepia-toned list on the wall in the back corner of the cramped Read More
She had this thing about brownies. She liked ‘em chewy. Hated ‘em if they had the texture of cake. Like everything else that crossed her path, Katharine Hepburn wouldn’t tolerate any nonsense from brownies.
Imagine my surprise, then, to find myself on a rainy January afternoon in 1979 sitting on the floor of her old Read More
What lessons are we to glean from Hillary Clinton’s unexpectedly large victory, and where are the wise men when we need them? So far, other than an ex post facto blaming of Rick Lazio’s poor campaign, the number crunchers, media pundits, pollmeisters-the whole industry of Monday-morning quarterbacks who tell us what to think-have been notably Read More
When asked the secret of her good looks, the actress Katharine Hepburn was once quoted as saying, “You see before you the result of a lifetime of eating chocolates,” adding that sometimes she ate as much as a pound a day. There are handmade chocolates at Payard Patisserie and Bistro, and éclairs, and gâteaux Saint-Honoré, Read More