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Katharine Hepburn

Love and Marriage: Fifty Years of Steady Change

Keith Runyon | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
Keith Runyon

I am not sure when it all began, but the shift between the classic American family of the 1950s -- a working dad, a stay-at-home mom, and dutiful kids who grew up to go on chaste dates, then repeat their parents pattern -- and the generation of the 1960s and 1970 would be fundamental.

Producers of Kate Hepburn Biopic Should Follow Ellen Page's Example

William J. Mann | Posted 04.21.2014 | Books
William J. Mann

The story goes that the two meet on the MGM lot. Tracy is surprised by how tall Hepburn is. "Don't worry," someone tells him. "You'll soon cut her down to size." No one ever cut Katharine Hepburn down to size. And it's time we stopped pretending someone did.

Weeklings!: The Untold Gay Olympic History (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-13-weeklingsgayolympicssmall.pngThe 2014 Winter Olympics in quaint ol' horrible Sochi are rolling along, but to remind Vladimir Putin that he's not the boss of us, let's create our own gay propaganda. In this edition of Weeklings!, I teach you the untold(/untrue) gay history of the Olympics.

A Mighty Oak Falls: A Tribute to Peter O'Toole and His Best Films

John Farr | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today every classic movie fan mourns the death of Peter O'Toole at 81. The spirit of mischievous exuberance he brought to his life -- and all his roles -- somehow made me believe he could never die, even when you could see the smoking and drinking had taken its toll on his once startling good looks.

Why Katharine Hepburn Says Furniture Buying Is Like Acting

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.06.2014 | HuffPost Home

Surprisingly, there's some good advice here.

Baby Love: Happy Birthday Howard Hawks

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Hapy Birthday to the late, great Howard Hawks. Let's celebrate with one of his best, Bringing Up Baby. Here's my brief ode to Hepburn, Grant, bones, dogs, leopards and... "You're a fixation."

5 Life Lessons From Katharine Hepburn, In GIF Form

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.12.2013 | Style

How to live, love and flip furniture like a star.

WATCH: You Won't Believe What Happened To Katharine Hepburn's Home

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.12.2014 | HuffPost Home

We expected a little modernizing, but this went a bit too far.

Memo to Mr. Scorsese: Women Are Heroes, Too

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Carla Seaquist

Scorsese's complete shut-out of women in the hero category inspires me to come up with a counter-list. My ten heroines, from the popular canon, achieve their objective by hewing to character, by verbal dexterity, and by using their heads.

LOOK: You'll Never Guess What Katharine Hepburn Is Doing In This Picture

Christina Huffington | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women

As if we needed more proof of how awesome she was.

All Time Oscars: The 10 Best Actresses in a Leading Role

Jon Eig | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I sat down to compile my list of the all time greatest performances by an actress in a lead role, I went through all the steps I had gone through when putting together the other acting lists.

Talking About Achievement, Movie Magic And The Oscars

Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: You might think anyone who’s made it into a major movie – as an...

Les Miserables and Lincoln: They March to Freedom

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.

PHOTOS: Katharine Hepburn Exhibit At The NYPL To Showcase Style Icon

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A new exhibition is hailing the fashion sense of Katharine Hepburn, whose trademark khakis and open-collar shirts were decidedly unco...

New Katharine Hepburn Exhibit And Book Focus On Her 'Rebel Chic'

NYCityWoman.com | Posted 10.12.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM By Barbara Lovenheim It seems improbable for a new slant on Katharine Hepburn to emerge, but the upcoming exhibit Katharine Hep...

Proof That Most Of Us Are In Unhappy Marriages

Samara O'Shea | Posted 08.15.2012 | Divorce
Samara O'Shea

Though there are no statistics specifically addressing how many long-term married couples consider themselves happy or actively in love -- it would be difficult to assess -- there are other facts and statistics to support the claim many remain together obligatorily ever after.

Genius Uncovered: The Film Legacy of Howard Hawks

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over a forty-plus year career, it's astonishing that this brilliant director was Oscar-nominated only once. As I've often said, sometimes the Academy gets it wrong. This was one of those times.

Debate: Which Hepburn Is The Better Style Icon?

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer & Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Though they may share a surname, Katharine and Audrey Hepburn couldn't be more different. One was an all-American icon whose work spanned decades from...

Why Katharine Is More Stylish Than Audrey

Brie Dyas | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style
Brie Dyas

Though Audrey's elegant waif look defined the look of the '50s, Katharine's all-American style appeals to any shape -- and any era.

Books You Hold in Your Hand

James A. Fragale | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books
James A. Fragale

While he was bartending a Hollywood party, Lucille Ball sashays in and slaps Scotty Bowers in the face. (Bowers matchmaker-ed for Desi Arnaz). One wonders why he wasn't hit more often. On the other hand, I, for one, would like to shake his hand.

The Greatest (Saddest?) Love Story Ever Told

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.25.2012 | Celebrity
Stanton Peele

Although the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn affair was well-known in Hollywood, it was not publicly acknowledged. News coverage of Tracy's death did not include the information that Hepburn -- and only she -- was present when he died.

What Destroys a Legend Most?

Alan Shayne | Posted 04.14.2012 | Celebrity
Alan Shayne

I recently read an article in the New York Times about a new book called Full Service by Scotty Bowers revealing the secret sex lives of the Hollywood...

A Man Plays Katharine Hepburn On Stage

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

Trouser wearing, Spencer Tracy-loving legend of the screen Katharine Hepburn died in 2003. But tonight, actor Charles Busch will play the actress in t...

In The Market For: 1940's Flair

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Getty/GoRunway 1940's attire has officially made a comeback this season and to get inspired, we've taken some hints from one of America's mos...

Is "High-Def" Technology Ruining the Look of Classic Films?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This 63-year-old feature looked almost as if it had been shot last week. I was intensely aware of Moira Shearer's heavy make-up and could literally see Anton Walbrook's pores. It was fascinating, hypnotic, but also more than a little distracting.