"Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic" The National Arts Club Mar. 13, 6:30, Free If you actually expend thought on something like the excessive (still developing) ado over Anne Hathaway's Oscar dress, it's true that Katherine Hepburn begins to appear very rebellious indeed. Today the film legend might emb ... More >>
If the protean Daniel Day-Lewis wins his third Oscar for Lincoln--which there's a much better chance of happening than Liz & Dick nabbing an Emmy--he'll be the first three-time Best Actor winner in the Academy's history. Other actors have won three Oscars, mind you, but not all for Best Actor. (Ja ... More >>
Ladies who love pants owe one to Katharine Hepburn
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Shikse's Guide to Jewish Men Author:Marisa Richman and Katie O'Donnell Date: 1978 Publisher: Bantam Discovered at: Sunnyside Thrift Shop, Quee ... More >>
No one plays a legendary movie star like another movie star--I mean, they really know how it's done, or at least they're willing to trot out their best mannerisms and try. Here are some of the most memorable examples (some because they're brilliant, others because they're glittery trash) of filmla ... More >>
If she can raise the money, that is. And it's pretty shocking that she's having trouble doing so considering that Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth are attached to star in the film, which is called Skinny and Cat. Is it about Kate Hepburn and a very thin stutterer?
I got these tidbits from a Tony nominated actor who knew Scotty Bowers, the pimp/hustler/whatever who serviced the appetites of many a Hollywood icon back in the glory (hole) days: *Scotty once took his schlong out at a gay party and laid it out on the bar like an aperitif. He also made a big show ... More >>
We all know about classic stuff like Cary Grant making sure they cast Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady instead of him, and Doris Day not tarnishing her image by doing The Graduate--a part that would have resulted in her still working today. But here are some other weird cinematic decisions, courtesy of ... More >>
Rank them in order of their talent, their careers, their legend. In other words, who was/is the best? And second best? And third best? (With these three, even "third best" is pretty amazing, so don't be trepidacious about putting someone in that slot.)
Hollywood used to have a habit of putting slanty-eye makeup on non-Asian stars and passing them off as from "the Orient." Here are some of the more egregious examples:
christies.comIn 1963, the Best Actress race at the Oscars boiled down to a heated battle between Bette Davis for Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker (though the other nominees, Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick, and Geraldine Page, all gave sterling performanc ... More >>
John Hansen, The Christine Jorgensen StoryThere seems to be a bottomless well of these. Screen fame obviously equals a throbbing desire to get into heels if you're a man and a bowler hat if you're a dame. These are thanks to the J.C. Suares-edited book, Hollywood Drag. Let the glamorous, a ... More >>
Do you love Katherine Hepburn? Do you have $18 million? If so, her childhood home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, could be yours! It features six bedrooms and 7.5 baths, plus a private dock and beach. Plus, the forever coolness of being able to tell people you live in the house where Katherine ... More >>
Barbra Streisand, 'Yentl'I gave the guys their turn at drag validation. Now let's go for the guys who happen to gals. Which of these screen ladies convinced you, intrigued you, and really grabbed you in their macho getups? By the way, in the above photo, Barbra's the one on the right.
Four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn had a public persona so different from her real self that she called it her Creature. We all have one. In fact, I'm looking at photos of my Creature and getting aroused as we speak. But Hepburn knew how to feed, groom, and tame her Creature whereas a ... More >>
There is a really strange, only-in-New-York-type sentence in today's New York Post and it conveniently includes sex, drugs and Katharine Hepburn, all in one place. Here, just read it: "A Manhattan park bench donated by the late actress' heirs has become a recent hotbed for raunch and pot, wit ... More >>
You, too, can live like Katharine Hepburn, except, really, nowhere near as elegantly or Oscar-winningly, for $27,500 a month! According to Curbed, the home at 244 East 49th Street where the actress spent more than 60 years as a resident has come down in price from $39,500 a month in 2007 and ... More >>
When Five & Diamond opened in March, the most alluring items on the menu came from the bar food category. Early write-ups spoke of shrimp and grits hush puppies and deviled eggs on pork toast. Now, about two months later, that section of the menu has been scaled down to a few plates -- mac ... More >>
The calla lilies are in bloom again--and so is the new postage stamp of four-time-Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn, darlings. It's suitable to any occasion.
In the "top five" list I'm about to share, I wish I could have squeezed in some more of my old favorites, but their filmographies had some holes in them. I also wish I could have included a few more current names, but I can't honestly say Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, or Cate Blanchett have e ... More >>
Get out your Tums, kids, because this one's gonna hurt. You see, in 1969, screen legend Katharine Hepburn played designer Coco Chanel in the splashy Broadway musical Coco.
I really enjoy Kristen Wiig, the Saturday Night Live comic who specializes in needy, neurotic, attention-grabbing weirdos who play with their hair and shatter you with their voices. The material Wiig's given may be uneven, but she's always willing to take wild chances, from her excitable Target la ... More >>
Have you ever seen Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?, the 1967 film with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as well to-do parents of a girl who brings home kindly Negro Sidney Poitier? The premise was reversed for a 2005 comedy called Guess Who, with Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, but now it's been u ... More >>
The usual heels, but knock off the complaining
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