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Only New England Stop – Exhibit Features Stage & Screen Legend Katharine Hepburn

Posted on May 14, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb ¬†Old film buffs and fashionistas might want to set aside time to visit an exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society, featuring stage and screen legend Katharine Hepburn. The daughter of a Hartford doctor and suffragette, Hepburn hailed from Connecticut. Famously, her family had a summer home in the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook. In 2003, she passed away there at age 96. In its only New England stop, stories about the four-time Academy Award winning actress’ life in Connecticut will be added to the exhibit, according to the CHS web page. Titled “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen”, the visiting exhibit was organized by the Kent State University Museum. It looks at Hepburn’s personal fashion sense of “informal…

The Barbara Walters Effect

Posted on May 13, 2014

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb While other young girls sat glued to the television for Miss America pageants dreaming of someday wearing that crown, I could hardly wait for the next Barbara Walters Special. I would lie on the floor up close in front of the T.V. because I wanted to take in every word, every nuance, not miss anything as Barbara interviewed heads of state from across the globe. Perhaps, the most memorable for me was her interview with Fidel Castro. Although I always loved writing – which for me feels like breathing – I could not truly have imagined that my path would lead me to become a real life journalist. I am certain, however, that images of Barbara Walters conducting, with seeming…