KATHARINE HEPBURN | QUALITY STREET (1937) Costume portrait by Alexander Kahle


[Los Angeles: RKO Radio Pictures, 1937]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. Minor edge creases, about fine.

Lovely costume portrait of Katharine Hepburn in the J. M. Barrie tale set in London of 1805. RKO invested in Barrie’s work for Hepburn, but by 1937 audience interest was waning in her playing of historic characters and she soon took to contemporary comedies.

Her period gown is designed by Walter Plunkett. Photo is coded QS-90. This portrait includes the RKO studio Ink stamp on the verso. Photo by Alexander Kahle.

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