Friday, January 04, 2008

DVD Diva: Katharine Hepburn

As many people know, Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut. Some of her nicknames were "First Lady of Cinema," "Kate," and "The Great Kate." Although she was schooled at home for part of her education, she did attend Bryn Mawr College, where she got her first taste of acting by appearing in many of the school's productions. After appearing in several Broadway shows, film offers followed, and she was cast opposite John Barrymore in her first film role, A Bill of Divorcement (1939). Read more about The Great Kate, her films and her relationship with Spencer Tracey at Internet Movie Database.

Adam's Rib *Click here to request this DVD*Adam's Rib
A husband and wife lawyer team clash when the wife defends a woman on trial for shooting her spouse. The lawyer-husband is the prosecutor. With Spencer Tracey. More at IMDb.

The Lion in Winter *Click here to request this DVD*The Lion in Winter

Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, over which of their sons will be Henry's successor. With Peter O’Toole. More at IMDb.

Katharine Hepburn 100th Anniversary Collection *Click here to request this DVD*Katharine Hepburn 100th Anniversary Collection
Watch Katharine Hepburn in six of her classic films in this box set: Morning Glory, Without Love, Dragon Seed, Undercurrent, Sylvia Scarlett, and The Corn Is Green.

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