Inspiring Woman, Nominated by Elisabeth Moss: Katharine Hepburn, Actress (1907-2003)
“Because, in addition to being an incredible actress and a beautiful woman, she was career-savvy: After starring in the play of The Philadelphia Story, she bought the movie rights and sold them to MGM on the condition that she star in the film—a pretty ballsy move. I think any actress today who is producing or doing her own projects owes being able to do that to Katharine Hepburn. She had an amazing ability to remain herself completely and not compromise on who she was, what she wore, or what she believed. It takes a lot of courage not to change when people ask you to be different, and all women can relate to that."
—Elisabeth Moss plays Peggy Olson on Mad Men (x)
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, on the set of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
I think I was just being sort of sadly happy then. Don’t you know? Only children can be just happily happy.
Two oil on canvas self portraits; one signed
Artist: Katharine Hepburn [x]
Theme song from Sidney Lumet’s 1962 film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s play “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, composed by André Previn [x]
If only I could find the faith I lost, so I could pray to her again.
You have a good mind, a pretty face, a disciplined body that does what you tell it. You have everything it takes to make a lovely woman, except the one essential — an understand heart. And without that, you might just as well be made of bronze.
Katharine Hepburn photographed in costume for the stage production of Jane Eyre.
Rest in peace, Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003).
Katharine Hepburn on the set of Alice Adams (1935)
Isabelle Huppert and Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The Maids
“There’s only so many traumas that a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming.” -Blue Jasmine (2013) (x)