Hepburn Exhibition Coming This Spring

image 1_HepburnBanner KSUM copyDespite the fact that tomorrow is the first day of winter(!), some of us here at CHS are already planning for the spring. Just last week, we signed a contract with the Kent State University Museum to bring the blockbuster traveling exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen to Connecticut in April 2014 for its only scheduled New England appearance.

As many of you know, Katharine Hepburn is a Connecticut original and an American icon – she is also considered the greatest American screen legend by the American Film Institute. In addition to her acting work, her independent spirit and sense of style has been a major influence on women and fashion designers since the 1930s.

Publicity still for the movie The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940), KSUM Collection

Publicity still for the movie The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940), KSUM Collection

This exhibition will feature costumes from some of her most well-known productions such as The Philadelphia Story, Coco, and Adam’s Rib.

The exhibition will also include vintage movie posters, playbills, photos, and other Hepburn-related artifacts as well as an ensemble of her signature tailored beige trousers and linen jackets.

Program for the performance of The Philadelphia Story in Philadelphia around February 16, 1939, KSUM Collection

Program for the performance of The Philadelphia Story in Philadelphia around February 16, 1939, KSUM Collection

Be sure to mark your calendars, and check CHS Calendar in early spring for programs and events related to the exhibition.

Andrea Rapacz is the Head of Interpretive Projects at the Connecticut Historical Society.

3 thoughts on “Hepburn Exhibition Coming This Spring

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  2. Hi! This is glorious! When in Spring This year? Will there be pictures of the exhibit? I w ould really like to see the dresses from Adams Rib…are her original Black open toed pumps she wore in her office scene going to be there-beautiful! She had GREAT TASTE (especially in Spencer : ) Someone let me know? I know I wont be able to be there pictures would be swell! Thank you.

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