Catherine Shoard ratings Kate: The Lady Who Was Simply Katharine Hepburn by William J. Mann
That Katharine Hepburn swung both means is certainly not, on representation, too large a bombshell. She called herself ‘Jimmy’. She won her first tennis competition aged 16. She invested three years with somebody called Phyllis. ‘we place jeans on 50 years back and declared a kind of center road, ‘ she stated, aged 70.
There have been other tips, too – ‘I would personallyn’t offer you 10 men for almost any one girl, ‘ she once insisted. ‘All guys are poops. ‘
No, the surprise of William J. Mann’s jumbo revisionist biography is merely exactly just exactly how people that are many her had been similarly inclined. First out from the wardrobe is Katharine’s bro, Tom, simply 15 as he killed himself, most likely as a total outcome of their intimate confusion. Save from Kate’s short-lived industrialist spouse, Ludlow Ogden Smith, all her boyfriends had been bisexual, including Howard Hughes, John Ford as well as Spencer Tracey.
Her platonic pals, too – Binkie Beaumont, Bobby Helpmann, Noel Taylor – were, like Hepburn’s longest-standing male chum, George Cukor, energetically homosexual.read more