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    Katharine Hepburn Assorted Handwritten Letters. Lot of ten notes and letters from Katharine Hepburn, all to Hollywood makeup man Emile LaVigne and his wife Kron. Hepburn and LaVigne had a friendship that lasted from the early 1940s until his death in 1990 and these letters offer a side of Hepburn the public rarely saw -- talking of a walk in the snow, "Christmas joy," "heavenly" soup, etc. The letters are written on her personal letter and card stationery, with "Katharine Houghton Hepburn" or "Katharine Hepburn" engraved in red , and are all signed "Kate" or "Katharine." The lot also includes a letter from a friend of Hepburn's named "George" (it's not George Cukor, who's mentioned in the letter), writing to the LaVignes about seeing Hepburn at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in the musical Coco, circa 1970, and giving an account of the show and backstage visit to see her. There's also an invitation to the Hitchcock Theatre at Universal Studios to a January 16, 1993 special screening of Hepburn's TNT special All About Me, the evening to be hosted by Jane Fonda. Finally, the lot includes a 3.5" x 5" picture of Hepburn in Dragon Seed (1944), for which LaVigne created her Asian makeup. All the material is in Excellent condition, lovingly preserved by one of her longtime friends. From the Estate of Emile LaVigne.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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