Sunday, 12 May 2013

Famous Knitters – Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

Actress, style icon, and, as Wikipedia states, a woman of “headstrong independence and spirited personality.” And a knitter, as shown in these images from a few of her films. She is also one of two of the actresses who have appeared or will appear on this blog that I have seen in person. In Miss Hepburn’s case, it was not in a professional capacity but on the street, several times, in New York City when I was studying there.

 Stage Door (1937)

 State of the Union (1948) - note the kniting case.

Holiday (1938) - I think. I haven't seen this film for some time but I do remember the knitting scene in the drawing room.


Judith said...

interesting pictures, thank you! she was a woman with glam and will. Did you ever had the chance to speak to her?

One More Stitch said...

No, unfortunately not. She was either walking on the street or shopping each time. I have seen a lot of celebrities over the years but I tend to leave them alone and let them get on with whatever they are doing at that moment. I have smiled at a few, however, and have always received one in return.