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Poll: What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn Oscar win?

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Jun 2, 2012

Poll: What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn Oscar win? Labels: Academy Awards, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), Morning Glory (1933), On Golden Pond (1981), polls, The Lion in Winter (1968) <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/62 read more

Poll: What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn classic?

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 30, 2012

Poll: What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn classic? <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/6273052/">What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn classic?</a> Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Labels: Bring read more

Poll: What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn classic?

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 30, 2012

Poll: What's your favorite Katharine Hepburn classic? Labels: Bringing Up Baby (1938), Little Women (1934), polls, The African Queen (1951), The Philadelphia Story (1940) <a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/6273052/">What's your favorite Katharine Hepbur read more

Communities of Women: Katharine Hepburn Passes the Bechdel Test (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 24, 2012

Communities of Women: Katharine Hepburn Passes the Bechdel Test The cast of The Women with director George Cukor The Bechdel Test had a significant impact on helping film viewers become aware of the lack of realistic female relationships on screen. It points out that not only are individu read more

Communities of Women: Katharine Hepburn Passes the Bechdel Test

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 24, 2012

Communities of Women: Katharine Hepburn Passes the Bechdel Test Labels: Andrew Britton, Bechdel Test, Communities of Women, Desk Set (1957), Little Women (1934), Stage Door (1937), Susan Ware, The Women (1939) The cast of The Women with director George Cukor The Bechdel Te read more

Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda Filmmaking: Veit Harlan and "Jud Suss"

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 22, 2012

Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda Filmmaking: Veit Harlan and "Jud Suss" Veit Harlan and Kristina Soderbaum At our weekly village movie night this week we watched a documentary called Harlan: In the Shadow of "Jew Suss" about Third Reich propaganda filmmaker, Veit Harlan, whose controversial film read more

Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda Filmmaking: Veit Harlan and "Jud Suss"

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 22, 2012

Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda Filmmaking: Veit Harlan and "Jud Suss" Labels: anti-Semitism, documentary, Film History, Holocaust, Jud Suss, Kristina Soderbaum, Third Reich, Veit Harlan, WWII Veit Harlan and Kristina Soderbaum At our weekly village movie night this week we watched a read more

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 17, 2012

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) marks the turning point in Hepburn’s film career. She had decided to return home in 1938 after being labeled “box office poison” for a series of failed costume dramas at RKO. After a h read more

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 17, 2012

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) Labels: box office poison, Cary Grant, George Cukor, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Stewart, Louis B. Mayer, The Philadelphia Story (1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) marks the turning point in Hepburn’s film career. S read more

Brother Tom's Suicide

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 10, 2012

Brother Tom's Suicide Tom (left) and Katharine (right) Hepburn Tom Houghton Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn's brother, was two years her senior. As children, the two were inseparable. Dr. Hepburn encouraged all his children to be very athletic, and it has been said that his expectations for his read more

Brother Tom's Suicide

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on May 10, 2012

Brother Tom's Suicide Labels: Barbara Leaming, Biographical, Me (autobiography), suicide, Tom Hepburn Tom (left) and Katharine (right) Hepburn Tom Houghton Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn's brother, was two years her senior. As children, the two were inseparable. Dr. Hepburn encouraged read more

A word about 'persona'

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Apr 23, 2012

A word about 'persona' Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene Vanity Far 1934 Katharine Hepburn frequently and repeatedly shattered the gender stereotypes which dictated the roles a woman could and should play on screen. She refused to accept parts which underestimated the full vigor and intelli read more

A word about 'persona'

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Apr 23, 2012

A word about 'persona' Labels: film theory, Introduction, Persona/Star Text Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene Vanity Far 1934 Katharine Hepburn frequently and repeatedly shattered the gender stereotypes which dictated the roles a woman could and should play on screen. She refused read more

The Joys of Silent Film (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 29, 2012

The Joys of Silent Film According to The Telegraph, silent film rentals are up 40% since The Artist swept the board at the Oscars. I think we can safely say that this modern cinematic triumph has become the "gateway drug" of silent films. And about read more

A Word About Meryl Streep (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 20, 2012

A Word About Meryl Streep A critic for Entertainment Weekly magazine stated in a n article that Meryl Streep is obviously the best actress alive today. I beg to differ. Are we really going to pass over Maggie Smith and Judy Dench and all the other great Dames for Meryl Streep? I may be the o read more

The Bechdel Test (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 20, 2012

The Bechdel Test This test evaluates the representation of women in films today. Go through your DVD library and see how many of your movies pass the test. I think you'll be surprised by how few do. This video applies the test to some current movies, including some Oscar nominees. The comic s read more

A Word About Meryl Streep

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 20, 2012

A Word About Meryl Streep Labels: Meryl Streep, Thoughts and Musings A critic for Entertainment Weekly magazine stated in an article that Meryl Streep is obviously the best actress alive today. I beg to differ. Are we really going to pass over Maggie read more

ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 20, 2012

ALL ABOUT EVE (1950) Labels: All About Eve, Ann Baxter, Bette Davis, Celeste Holme, Feminism, Film History, Laura Mulvey Our village movie club got together to view All About Eve and we discussed several elements of the film afterwards, including the Biblical re read more

The Bechdel Test

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Feb 20, 2012

The Bechdel Test Labels: Bechdel Test, Dykes to Watch Out For, Feminism, film theory This test evaluates the representation of women in films today. Go through your DVD library and see how many of your movies pass the test. I think you'll be surprised by how few do. This video read more

All About Eve (1)

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Aug 2, 2011

All About Eve Our village movie club got together to view All About Eve and we discussed several elements of the film afterwards, including the Biblical references and feminist/anti-feminist messages in the film. There are several indications in the movie which allude to t read more
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