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Kate : the woman who was Hepburn

Author: William J Mann
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first major Katharine Hepburn biography independent of her control reveals the smart, complicated, and sophisticated woman behind the image. Onscreen she played society girls, Spencer Tracy's sidekick, lionesses in winter. But the best character Katharine Hepburn ever created was Katharine Hepburn: a Connecticut Yankee, outspoken and elegant, she wore pants whatever the occasion and bristled at Hollywood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Katharine Hepburn; Katharine Hepburn; Katharine Hepburn
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Mann
ISBN: 9780805076257 0805076255
OCLC Number: 64594508
Description: xxviii, 621 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: Catch Her If You Can --
A Sea Change --
Such a Good Fairy-Tale Teller --
Nobody Likes Crybabies --
Jimmy Was Her Name --
Some People Are New York --
Taking What Life Has to Offer --
Never a Member of the Club --
Getting Her Balance --
Flying Up onto a Pink Cloud --
Ecstasy --
The End of Her Virtue --
All the Sort of Highbrow Customs --
The Beautiful Scent of Orange Blossoms --
Liking Everything About the Movies --
No Secrets from the World --
A Terrible Price for Fame --
A Young Man Wearing Lipstick --
Thinking a Thousand Things --
People Who Want to Be Famous --
They Say She's a Has-Been --
Simply Ahead of the Times --
What Was It, Spence? --
Silencing the Most Articulate Voice --
Fancy Her, a Heroine --
Somehow Very Right About Things --
Quality Comes First --
Dear, Dear Friend --
Kissing Her in the Street --
Proving She's the Best Guy --
Always Discreet Until Now --
On the Top of the World --
Apotheosis.
Responsibility: William J. Mann.
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The first major Katharine Hepburn biography independent of her control reveals the smart, complicated, and sophisticated woman behind the image. Onscreen she played society girls, Spencer Tracy's sidekick, lionesses in winter. But the best character Katharine Hepburn ever created was Katharine Hepburn: a Connecticut Yankee, outspoken and elegant, she wore pants whatever the occasion and bristled at Hollywood glitter. So captivating was her image that she never seemed less than authentic. Previous biographies have recycled the stories she hid behind, taking Hollywood myths at face value. Mann goes deeper, delivering new details from friends and family who have not been previously interviewed and drawing on materials only available since Hepburn's death. He shows us how a woman originally considered too special and controversial for fame learned the fine arts of movie stardom and transformed herself into an icon as durable and all-American as the Statue of Liberty.--From publisher description.

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