KATHARINE HEPBURN | CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933) Unusual portrait

$450.00

[Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1933]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. Remnants of original attached paper blurb describing Hepburn as tired, dirty and ready for sleep. Much of the rest of the text is only partially readable as it has been torn away. RKO credit line ink stamp is present. A one-inch (3 cm.) tear at mid right edge, mended with archival paper. Minor corner creases, near fine.

An unusual and uncharacteristic image of a disheveled Katharine Hepburn in a story about a female aviatrix. Hepburn wore several trench coats in the film. Today this is a landmark in LGBTQ film history. It is respected for the strong woman’s perspective, for the employment of a largely LGBTQ cast, crew and female director, Dorothy Arzner.

Photo is coded P 649-87.

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