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03-07-2005
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Katharine Hepburn
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“With stout resolve,” reports a fashion book, “she almost single-handedly broke down the dress code for women” by insisting on wearing men’s trousers on set and off, everywhere and all the time. Her style was so informal and untraditional that she never, even after becoming a star, owned a dress or skirt of her own. One of her many awards came from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in1986 – in recognition of her role as non-conformist in modern fashion.

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Her intelligence and talent eclipsed her beauty but that is not to say she wasn't beautiful and glamorous. Her androgynous, modern style was a breath of fresh air in a generation where cleavage, curves and pouts were everywhere. Her characteristic New England accent perfectly suited her strong, head-strong nature. Her non-conformist, boyish, casual style was once thought ungainly but became chic and eventually Katharine Hepburn was thought of as a fashion idol.
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9/19/1946-Hollywood, CA: Individualistic Katharine Hepburn relaxes when, where and as she pleases. She's shown here reclining on a railway freight truck on the set of her latest picture.

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once again all pictures from www.corbis.com

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Katherine Hepburn
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Nobody wore pants quiet like Kate did ... But there is a thread on her allready Clemence !
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thanks for the thread mercedes and thanks for bumping clemence.
k.hepburn joking around on set
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i have to say, i always had my problems with her though... i can appreciate her difference from the rest and i certainly see that she had charisma but she's not really my kind....

here's another one of those typical katherine hepburn pictures:

very cool

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i have to say, i always had my problems with her though... i can appreciate her difference from the rest and i certainly see that she had charisma but she's not really my kind....
that's how i feel about her, too. i think i get her appeal but.. well.

she is also hectic and loud in the films she made.. i can't stand all that noise..
maybe it's just that she didn't make 'my' kind of movies.

i like to look at her on pictures tho.

two pictures by cecil beaton.

1934.
[from chicureo.com]

1936.
[from www.mhf.krakow.pl]


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oh i love her! she is too cool

here is a picture of her and Cary Grant (probably for the movie "the Philadelphia Story" 1940 - which was remade in 1956 bearing the title of "High Society" and starring Grace Kelly. I was soo perplexed when i watched High Society some time after having seen The Philadelphia Story, all the time thinking, i've seen this before!)

oops! edit: picture is from imdb.com

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I think she is a very beautiful woman, but did she in real life talk just like Cate Blanchet did in the Aviator? I thought it was really annoying :p

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I think she is a very beautiful woman, but did she in real life talk just like Cate Blanchet did in the Aviator?
She did, the old movie stars had very distinctive voices. It was important to have a vocal trademark and she certainly did. That New England accent is unmistakable. I think Blanchett's portrayal made her voice a bit more of a caricature but she got it pretty right.

I know Katherine had a profound interest in women wearing pants but I just adore the way she looked in dresses.



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KH's accent was a combo of New England and Bryn Mawr. If you met people who have gone to Bryn Mawr college, some still tawk like that today

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Was she related to Audrey Hepburn?

Also does anyone have the Avedon potrait that was taken of her?

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