New York Public Library to Present "Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files"

News   New York Public Library to Present "Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files" The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will launch a new exhibit devoted to the life of late Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn on June 10.
Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story (1939).
Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story (1939).

"Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files," which runs through Oct. 10, marks the first time Hepburn's personal effects will be on public view. The exhibition will include numerous scripts used by the actress, including one for the 1969 musical Coco, annotated by Hepburn herself. In addition to candid and publicity photos, the exhibition promises over 60 years of correspondence in the form of fan letters, telegrams, cards and personal notes from Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy, Richard Burton, John Ford, Vivien Leigh, Peter O'Toole, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Jeremy Irons.

Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg will curate the exhibit that traces Hepburn's early years to her return to Broadway and film success, as well as her later Broadway roles in A Matter of Gravity and West Side Waltz.

The NYPL will also offer "Katharine Hepburn: Stage to Screen," a free series of Hepburn's films based on stage plays that will take place Saturdays in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. Films included are "The Philadelphia Story" (July 11), "Morning Glory" (July 18), "Holiday" (July 25), "State of the Union" (Aug. 1), "Summertime" (Aug. 8), "Suddenly, Last Summer" (Aug. 15), "Trojan Women" (Aug. 22) and "A Delicate Balance" (Aug. 29).

"Katharine Hepburn: In Her Own Files" will be seen in the Vincent Astor Gallery at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza.

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Katharine Hepburn in <i>Coco.</i>
Katharine Hepburn in Coco.