Katharine Hepburn: A Life in Pictures (英語) ハードカバー – 2009/10/21
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Katharine Hepburn: star of the silver screen, fashion icon, and quintessential class act. This volume offers an intimate view into the life of a Hollywood giantfrom her early years in the studio system, through the famed Spencer Tracy period, to her later life as a grande dame of cinemaand sheds new light on the woman named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female movie star in the history of American cinema. With a compelling mixture of celebrity photographs and casual snapshots, this latest entry in the beloved A Life in Pictures series forms a uniquely stylish portrait. A dazzling collection, Katharine Hepburn captures the life of a legend, onscreen and off.
Pierre-Henri Verlhac is the author of photo-biographies on Marilyn Monroe and Clint Eastwood.
Best-selling author Charles Higham served as a Hollywood feature writer for the New York Times for many years.
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The photos also suffer from gross mislabelling from beginning to end. Ex: page 14 a photo is labelled - Undated photograph Katharine Hepburn mid-dive. Anyone with a remote knowledge of Hepburn recognizes this as a still from the film "The Philadelphia Story." The photo on page 35 bears the label: 1935 George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn on the set of the film "Sylvia Scarlett," the photo is actually from the set of the film "Mary of Scotland" with Katharine Hepburn and Frederic March being filmed as director John Ford and the rest of his crew watch the action. Page 73 -- the 1942 MGM Commemorative photo -- Lionel Barrymore is mis-identified as Red Skeleton! The photos on pages 90 and 91 are labelled: Undated photographs of Hepburn. Reality: both are stills of Hepburn in costumes from the 1957 film "Desk Set." The errors continue and one of the worst is the labelling of the photo on page 122 which states: 1959 Hepburn converses with a member of the crew on the set of "Suddenly, Last Summer." The referenced photo is actually one of Katharine Hepburn walking with her niece Katharine Houghton outside the sound stage where they were filming the 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." The sloppy manner in which this book was edited is insulting to the purchaser and the disclaimer on page 190 is not sufficient to cover for it. The disclaimer reads: Every effort was made to ascertain the copyright holder of the photographs reproduced in this book. Any errors were unintended by Editions Verlhac/Chronicle Books and will be corrected in the next printing. This kind of sloppy publishing is inexcusable for a book that retails for $45.00.