Monday, February 18, 2008

For More Inspiration Visit an Icon at National Portrait Gallery: Kate

The National Portrait Gallery is featuring the exhibit "One Life: Kate. A Centennial Celebration," which we were fortunate enough to see last evening. Of all the early year memorabilia (much of it from the Katharine Hepburn Estate) the 1909 silver gelatin of Kate and her brother Tom (and the story interwoven in the photograph) make Ms. Hepburn's rise to fame and her four Oscars all the more glorious.

You'll see photographs and movie posters from African Queen, On Golden Pond, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and Philadelphia Story to name a few. Perhaps the most striking piece in the exhibit is the 1982 oil portrait accomplished by Everett Raymond Kinstler, but you can decide if that or Ms. Hepburn's signature red sweater steals the show.