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Katharine Hepburn papers, 1854-1997

Author: Katharine HepburnMaude AdamsZoë AkinsPhilip BarryMichael BenthallAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The Katharine Hepburn papers consist of clippings, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, notebooks, photographs, production materials, programs, scrapbooks, and scripts documenting the theatrical career of the legendary actress from the late 1920s through the mid-1990s.
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Genre/Form: Albums (Books)
Clippings
Contracts
Correspondence
Financial records
Notebooks
Photographs
Programs
Scripts (documents)
Sketches
Telegrams
Window cards
Costume design drawings
Personal correspondence
Named Person: Katharine Hepburn; Michael Benthall; Constance Collier; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Spencer Tracy; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Michael Benthall; Constance Collier; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Katharine Hepburn; William Shakespeare; Spencer Tracy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Hepburn; Maude Adams; Zoë Akins; Philip Barry; Michael Benthall; Constance Collier; Julia Dean; Robert Helpmann, Sir; Howard Hughes; Lawrence Langner; Spencer Tracy; American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy.; Old Vic Company.; Theatre Guild.
OCLC Number: 184904443
Description: 30 linear feet (65 boxes)

Abstract:

The Katharine Hepburn papers consist of clippings, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, notebooks, photographs, production materials, programs, scrapbooks, and scripts documenting the theatrical career of the legendary actress from the late 1920s through the mid-1990s.

With few exceptions, virtually Hepburn's entire career in the theater is encompassed. A few items from radio, television, and motion picture performances are also included, as well as several awards, costume designs, window cards, and books. There are also a number of materials from her files relating to the theater, including memorabilia relating to 19th and early 20th century actors, such as Maude Adams and Julia Dean. Correspondence is mostly related to productions in which Hepburn appeared, but also includes general correspondence and solicitations regarding potential appearances, as well as fan mail and letters from aspiring theater professionals. There is a significant amount of correspondence from Hepburn's friends and theatrical associates, including close friends Constance Collier, Michael Benthall, and Robert Helpmann. Post-1950 productions are more thoroughly documented than earlier shows. Hepburn's handwritten notes and notebooks on blocking, script changes, casting, and other aspects of production provide valuable insight into her work process. There are also a number of sketches by Hepburn on scripts and other documents. Of particular note is her often-humorous history of the As You Like It tour (1950-1951). The Production files also contain several telegrams and floral cards from Spencer Tracy (under an alias) and a probable note from Howard Hughes. The collection is rich in numerous versions of scripts for productions in which Hepburn appeared, including The Human Element (circa 1948), an adaptation by Zoë Akins and two plays by Philip Barry in which Hepburn did not appear, Liberty Jones (circa 1940) and Second Threshold (circa 1951). Several of the scrapbooks in the papers document Hepburn's Australian tour with the Old Vic Company in 1955; one other, a gift from the Theatre Guild, contains historical lithographs of As You Like It. Most of the photographs are production-related, but a small number of candid photos of Hepburn, as well as photos of friends and associates are also found in the papers. Of special note among the Oversized materials are proclamations of appreciation by the American Shakespeare Festival cast of Much Ado About Nothing (1957-1958) and the Coco orchestra members (circa 1970).

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