Katharine Hepburn: Articles


'The Aviator' Movie Review: Leonardo DiCaprio & Cate Blanchett Miscast in Heavy-Handed Biopic

The Aviator movie with Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes: Bizarre billionaire bloated biopic. 'The Aviator' movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio is excellent – but not as Howard Hughes Imagine Citizen Kane directed by the Steven Spielberg of The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. The final result would […]


Katharine Hepburn Movies: Women in Drag, in Love & in Danger

Katharine Hepburn movies. Katharine Hepburn movies: Woman in drag, in love, in danger In case you're suffering from insomnia, you might want to spend your night and early morning watching Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series. Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is TCM's star today, […]


Howard Hughes Movies: From Leonardo DiCaprio to Jason Robards & (Nearly) Jim Carrey

Howard Hughes movies: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator. Howard Hughes movies Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. PT / 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, […]


Bryan Forbes Dies: Directed Katharine Hepburn & 3 Oscar Nominees

Bryan Forbes dies at 86: Directed Katharine Hepburn, Leslie Caron, the original The Stepford Wives Director Bryan Forbes, whose films include the then-daring The L-Shaped Room, the all-star The Madwoman of Chaillot, and the original The Stepford Wives, has died “after a long illness” at his home in Virginia Water, […]


Katharine Hepburn & Bob Hope Rare 'The Iron Petticoat' Gets Premiere

Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope: The Iron Petticoat TCM premiere Starring Katharine Hepburn and Bob Hope, The Iron Petticoat became a movie rarity for decades, unavailable for viewing (at least in the United States) since 1966. But no more. The 1956 Anglo-American remake of the 1939 Ernst Lubitsch / Greta Garbo […]


George Cukor Gay Woman's Director Nonsense

George Cukor 'gay Woman's Director'? Known as a refined “woman's director,” George Cukor has had his considerable output either relegated to the sidelines or simply dismissed by those who like their directors macho and their films male-centered. Not helping matters is the general perception that Cukor was merely a hired […]


Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: When Margaret Thatcher Stares Back

Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar winner: The Golden Lady and her golden little man. Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: Dressed to Win Best Actress Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, whose golden dress and earrings match – or rather, outshine – her golden Oscar statuette, poses backstage at the 84th Academy […]


Turner Classic Movies: Dysfunctional-Family-Oriented Christmas Films + Katharine Hepburn Double Dose

Turner Classic Movies presents Katharine Hepburn in Little Women 1933: Up to the Christmas Day viewer to decide whether George Cukor's Best Picture Academy Award nominee is immensely moving or immeasurably cloying. Either way, Little Women was a major critical and commercial hit, solidifying Katharine Hepburn's standing as one of […]


'Fade Out Fade In': Racial Tensions & Hollywood Mansions + Right-Wing Pro-War Propaganda

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Set in the transitional 1960s, “Fade Out, Fade In” is the next episode of the TCM miniseries Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood. Directed by Stanley Kramer, whose career took off in the post-World War II years, […]


Cammie King: 'Gone with the Wind' Child Actress Dies + Rent Katharine Hepburn Home & 'Mishima' Screening

Cammie King: 'Gone with the Wind' child actress has died Cammie King, Rhett Butler's daughter Bonnie in Gone with the Wind, died of lung cancer in Fort Bragg, Calif., on Sept. 1. She was 76. See also: Cammie King with Daniel Selznick and Ann Rutherford at 2009 Gone with the […]


Richard Nixon Home Movies + Katharine Hepburn & Thelma Todd: Packard Movies

Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn in George Cukor's Adam's Rib. Home movies of scary folk such as Alfred Hitchcock and Richard Nixon (and of some non-scary celebrities and non-celebrities as well), in addition to film classics and/or rarities starring Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Todd, Ken Maynard, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Tony Curtis, […]


Katharine Hepburn Movies: Hollywood Icon Career Landmarks

Katharine Hepburn movies: 'The Philadelphia Story' & 'Woman of the Year' were Hollywood career turning points. Katharine Hepburn in 'The Philadelphia Story,' 'Woman of the Year': Movie career landmarks on TCM Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is having her own private “Summer Under the Stars” day on […]


George Stevens Movies: 'Alice Adams,' 'I Remember Mama'

Philip Dorn, Barbara Bel Geddes, Steve Brown, Irene Dunne, I Remember Mama George Stevens' film series on Turner Classic Movies continues tonight with a potpourri of films: the romantic drama Alice Adams (1935), the period comedy Quality Street (1937), the family drama I Remember Mama (1948), the tearjerker Penny Serenade […]


Raquel Welch on TCM

Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday, Katharine Hepburn in George Cukor's Adam's Rib Raquel Welch is the guest programmer tonight on Turner Classic Movies. Welch and Robert Osborne will be introducing and discussing four Hollywood classics: Adam's Rib (1949), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and To Have […]


Ginger Rogers Movies: 'Stage Door,' 'Bachelor Mother'

Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers in Stage Door Ginger Rogers is back on Turner Classic Movies on Thursday, March 24, '10, with 11 films. Of those, I particularly recommend two: George Stevens' Vivacious Lady (1938), with James Stewart, and Gregory La Cava's Stage Door (1937), with Katharine Hepburn. (See Ginger Rogers […]


Movie Star Stamps: Katharine Hepburn & Black Cinema Pioneer Oscar Micheaux + 4 Movie Cowboys

Movie star stamps: U.S. Postal Service's “Legends of Hollywood” series features Katharine Hepburn, who, besides winning four Best Actress Academy Awards, played opposite Spencer Tracy in nine films from 1942 (Woman of the Year, Keeper of the Flame) to 1967 (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), and starred for George Cukor […]


Christmas Cheer: Andy Hardy & Rediscovering Sherlock Holmes Actor + One of Best Woody Allen Movies

Christmas cheer: Love Finds Andy Hardy with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. George B. Seitz's Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) reunited Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937) co-stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland; unlike their first pairing, this slice of what's often referred to as “Americana” was a major box office hit […]


Classic Christmas Movies: 'Remember the Night' Returns + Largely Forgotten Oscar Nominee

Classic Christmas movies: Remember the Night with Barbara Stanwyck and Beulah Bondi. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Preston Sturges, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, and featuring two-time Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Beulah Bondi, Paramount's 1940 Christmastime romantic comedy-drama Remember the Night is Turner Classic Movies' December highlight. […]


Joseph L. Mankiewicz Tribute: 'Suddenly, Last Summer'

Four-time Academy Award winner screenwriter-director-producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz will be saluted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a special 50th anniversary screening of a recently restored print of Suddenly Last Summer, starring Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor (above, and right, with Mankiewicz), and Montgomery Clift. The screening […]


Katharine Hepburn Films: 'Stage Door' & 'The Rainmaker'

Saturday, Aug. 30, highlights on Turner Classic Movies: Despite the fact that many of her movies were financial – and sometimes critical – flops, her being included in a 1937 list of box office poisoners, the frequent intervals between films in her later years, and her lack of anything even […]


'The Aviator' Screening: Martin Scorsese's Spruce-Goosed Howard Hughes Biopic

Cate Blanchett as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator. Australian actress Cate Blanchett came up with a highly theatrical impersonation of highly theatrical Connecticut-born actress Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture nominee The Aviator is the […]


'Celebrities in the 1930 Census' Q&A: Garbo & Gangsters Go Missing

'Celebrities in the 1930 Census': Amelia Earhart in, but Garbo and gangsters wanted to be left alone. 'Celebrities in the 1930 Census': Mae West and Marie Dressler find Fountain of Youth, Greta Garbo and Al Capone go missing As it says on the cover, Allan R. Ellenberger's Celebrities in the […]


Oscar Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Academy Award History

Academy Award winner John Ford's The Grapes of Wrath, with Henry Fonda and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winner Jane Darwell Oscar Quiz: Test your knowledge of Academy Award history 1 - Which film director has elicited the largest number of Academy Award-nominated performances? 2 - Which performer has the […]


Katharine Hepburn Oscars Exhibition + Crowd-Pleasing Indie Tops Producers Guild Awards

Katharine Hepburn Oscars: Morning Glory with Adolphe Menjou. An RKO star in the 1930s and an MGM star in the 1940s, Katharine Hepburn won a record-setting four Best Actress Oscars. These will be on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' upcoming exhibition “Meet the Oscars, Los […]


'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner,' 'Bonnie and Clyde': 1967 Classics Academy Screenings

Press Release: The 1967 Best Picture nominees Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Bonnie and Clyde will be screened as the next features in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated" series. Both films received 10 Academy Award® nominations and took home Oscars® in two […]


Jean Parker: Last Surviving 'Little Women' Actress & Former Wife of 'Batman' Actor Has Died

Jean Parker as one of the Little Women, with Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, and Frances Dee. A Best Picture Academy Award nominee, George Cukor's Little Women helped to boost the careers of its four young actresses: Katharine Hepburn went on to win four Best Actress Oscars in a career spanning […]


'I Remember Mama' Movie, 'Gunga Din': George Stevens on DVD

'I Remember Mama' movie DVD cover featuring Irene Dunne. 'I Remember Mama' movie version, 'Gunga Din' and two George Stevens documentaries on DVD Two George Stevens movie classics, I Remember Mama and Gunga Din, and two George Stevens Jr documentaries about his father – George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey and […]