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The Resource Kate : the woman who was Hepburn, William J. Mann

Kate : the woman who was Hepburn, William J. Mann

Label
Kate : the woman who was Hepburn
Title
Kate
Title remainder
the woman who was Hepburn
Statement of responsibility
William J. Mann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A biography of Katharine Hepburn draws on new interviews with friends and family and previously unavailable materials to offer a study of the complex, intelligent, sophisticated woman behind the mythic Hollywood image
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
159162
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.H45
LC item number
M27 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the woman who was Hepburn
Label
Kate : the woman who was Hepburn, William J. Mann
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-589) and index
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
Control code
2572248
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 621 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805076257
Lccn
2006043367
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64594508
  • (OCoLC)64594508
Label
Kate : the woman who was Hepburn, William J. Mann
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [533]-589) and index
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
Control code
2572248
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 621 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805076257
Lccn
2006043367
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64594508
  • (OCoLC)64594508

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