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    A Katharine Hepburn Collection of Fascinating, Never-Before-Seen Handwritten Letters, 1950s-1980s. Nine total, spanning over thirty years, all sent to the star's longtime companion, Emily Perkins, from various glamorous locales, containing great content as would be expected from someone like Hepburn, including (in chronological order): 1) a Christmas card circa 1950s, handwritten in black foutain pen ink, with personal content; 2) a letter dated July 30, 1955, handwritten in pencil on white stationery, ten pages, sent from Australia, very lengthy and newsy referencing both personal and professional things including "(I) talk to Spence about once a week" among many other fascinating tidbits, with original transmittal envelope; 3) a letter dated January 18, 1956, handwritten in pencil on blue notepaper, two pages, from the set of her 1956 MGM film, "The Iron Petticoat," mentioning numerous luminaries such as Bob Hope, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, George Cukor, etc., with original transmittal envelope; 4) a letter dated January 16, 1956, handwritten in pencil on blue stationery, one page, also from the set of "The Iron Petticoat," cryptically reading in part "He is a cold man - it is ok for awhile / then really unbelievable - I have never in / my life had anyone as rude to / me - but what you don't respect, / can't hurt you," with original transmittal envelope; 5) a letter dated May 12, 1968, handwritten in black felt-tip ink on personalized stationery, two pages, written while on a European vacation, newsy content about the trip including the funny line of "We're trying to get / rid of Danny Kaye...," with original transmittal envelope; 6) a letter dated May 24, 1968, handwritten in black felt-tip ink on personalized stationery, four pages, written while on a European vacation, newsy content about the trip, with original transmittal envelope; 7) a letter postmarked June 10, 1968, handwritten in black felt-tip ink on lined notebook paper, three pages, written while on a French vacation, references to Vietnam, Kennedy, McCarthy, and "Mrs. Tracy... / poor, silly woman / trying to protect a lie" among other curious musings, with original transmittal envelope; 8) a Christmas card circa 1960s, handwritten in black felt-tip ink, with personal content; and 9) a letter dated January 8, 1985, typed on personalized notepaper and signed in black felt-tip ink, one page, short note about a "Brian" and an "Allan," with original transmittal envelope; also included are a number of newspaper clippings and magazines all with articles related to Hepburn -- overall, a compelling collection of letters from the star illuminating parts of her personal life.
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    PROVENANCE:
    From the Estate of Emily Perkins, a movie studio seamstress and bit actress who was also Hepburn's companion for many years.


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    August, 2014
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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