“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Original Tomboy…

Posted on January 3, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`The  Upcountry History Museum brings Hollywood chic to the Upstate as it hosts their Katharine Hepburn-Dressed for Stage and Screen exhibit. With a stage and film career spanning six decades, Hepburn is an American icon who dazzled all silver screen, theater, and television audiences with her extraordinary talent, keen sense of contemporary fashion, and fiercely independent spirit.

“`The exclusive exhibition of Hepburn’s private collection will make its Southeastern United States debut in Greenville, South Carolina. Featuring over 35 free-standing costumes, worn in 21 films and six stage productions,  spanning Hepburn’s illustrious career, the 2500 square foot project will be the first major costume exhibition in the Upstate South Carolina region.

“`Hepburn’s sixty-year career is further highlighted through the display of costumes worn for publicity shots and in private life; including Hepburn’s signature look, an ensemble of tailored beige trousers and linen jackets. Also on exhibit are film stills, photographs, posters, playbills and related objects.

“`In addition to introducing visitors to the renowned actress, role model, and fashion icon, the project also showcases some of the best costume designers of the time. Cecil Beaton, Howard Greer, Valentina, and Jane Greenwood, who designed stage costume for Hepburn; Edith Head, Walter Plunkett, Irene, Muriel King, and Margaret Furse, who designed her film costumes.

“`Katharine Hepburn is the most honored actress in the history of American cinema,  with four Academy Awards for Best Actress, and eight other Oscar nominations. Hepburn’s star power appeal, the allure of fashion,  her mystique of Hollywood, and their exhibit’s proven success in drawing large audiences both nationally and internationally ensures both local and out-of-town attendance.

“`On loan from Kent State University Museum, the project will include an extensive list of related programming. The exhibition runs through January 14th.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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