Katharine Hepburn: A Life in Pictures

Author(s): Pierre-Henri Verlhac


Katharine Hepburn is a star of the silver screen, fashion icon, and quintessential class act. This visually arresting volume offers an intimate view into the life of a Hollywood giant - from her early years in the studio system, through the famed Spencer Tracy period, to her later life as a grand dame of cinema - and sheds new light on the woman named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female movie star in the history of American cinema. This latest volume in the acclaimed "A Life in Pictures" series has the series' trademark of stellar curration of celebrity photographs and casual snapshots. A dazzling collection befitting a true glamour goddess, "Katharine Hepburn" captures the life of a legend, onscreen and off.


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Pierre-Henri Verlhac became an author and publisher after a career on both sides of the Atlantic as a media banker. Co-creator of the Life in Pictures series--and author of volumes on Paul Newman, Pope John Paul II, Grace Kelly, and the Kennedys--he is also a classical music photographer. He lives in Paris. Best-selling author Charles Higham served as a Hollywood correspondent for the New York Times for many years and is author of numerous books about movies, culture, and Hollywood. His book Kate: The Life of Katharine Hepburn is the definitive biography of the star. He lives in Los Angeles.

General Fields

  • : 9780811869478
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : October 2009
  • : 291mm X 251mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 200 colour and black and white
  • : Biography & autobiography: film, television, music, theatre; Films, cinema; Individual actors & performers; Photographs: portraits
  • : 304
  • : 791.43028092
  • : 10-Sep
  • : Hardback
  • : Pierre-Henri Verlhac