The Man Who Discovered Katharine Hepburn

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Post Today was the hottest day of the year so far in New York City, but I’m suddenly feeling nostalgic for the holidays – not for the cold weather, but for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s epic, fifty-film George Cukor series .

From December 13 through January 7, the Film Society presented every film Cukor directed, from THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY (1930) through RICH AND FAMOUS (1981). All except one was screened on celluloid, including two TV movies the director made late in his career: LOVE AMONG THE RUINS (1975) and THE CORN IS GREEN (1979), both with longtime collaborator Katharine Hepburn. In a creative partnership that lasted nearly half a century, Cukor and Hepburn made some of the legendary actress’ most enduring films, including HOLIDAY (1938) and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) with Cary Grant and ADAM’S RIB (1949) and PAT AND MIKE (1953) with Spencer Tracy.

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