Katharine Hepburn
Personal handwritten letters, notes to fans, friends, memos to self, and other personal items

This is a very RARE collection acquired from a celebrity collector and autograph hound who collected Katharine Hepburn's trash during five year period.  As you can see from the many items below, Hepburn would hand write responses from fans and friends and her secretary who then type on the Hepburn stationary. Many of these letters show a "personal' and often peculiar side of Hepburn, with some indignant responses and notations.  Many of the handwritten items are of course not signed because they were not sent to anyone, but only so her secretary would know what to type. Also, because it was meant for the trash, Ms Hepburn tore-up many of the items below which were taped back together. On the signed item we have places our name (which is not on the originals) due to discourage online forgers and also scam artists on eBay who often steal images and then post for sale.  Also, it should be noted that Ms Hepburn had a very distinct, unique handwriting and signature easily discernible to the experienced collector.  It also serves as a very difficult task for forgers, particularly on eBay, to duplicate. Thus, because of Ms Hepburn's unique, trademark handwriting and signature, Hepburn forgeries are among the easiest to spot for those of us that have specialized in Hollywood autographs for many years...

This is of course a one-of-a-kind collection of items which normally don't get into the marketplace and I'm sure Ms Hepburn never intended for these to be seen by anyone but her personal secretary. But, as a result of a savvy (maybe obsessed) collector, the items were sparred from being destroyed and now available to you. . So enjoy one of the most extensive personal finds from one of the biggest Hollywood legends of our time.   You may never see anything like this on the market again.  When they're gone, they're gone!

 

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten note to a fan

Here is a typed letter to Katharine Hepburn regarding a play. She responds back in her hand on the letter; "Why not try to set it up as a TV special- Send it to Mike Zim? of the Wm Morris Office 151 El Camino, Bev Hills 90212 Cal. Send a photo stat of this letter." The letter was torn down the middle so it needs repairing, otherwise nice.

 

Very unusual and personal information written all in Hepburn's trademark handwriting

$275

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten menu by her


Here is handwritten notes by Katharine Hepburn. It is her shopping list of things to purchase at the grocery store. All written in her hand in black felt tip ink.

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- Typed note signed

Here is a lined piece of paper typed; "Doug Fairbanks Jr's period and my period are the same--He was a gadabout---I a recluse--He's great fun---I learned a lot--" She than writes someone's name and signs it; "Kath." Staining, otherwise nice.  GREAT CONTENT!!

$295

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Katharine Hepburn- Lengthy note on a fans letter

Here is an envelope addressed to Katharine Hepburn. She writes on the reverse in her hand; "Dear---Thank you for your letter I should like to say yes- But I hope you can understand that it imply is not possible for me to meet with all the people who would like to say hello. I would do nothing else."

$350

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Katharine Hepburn's script for Travels with my Aunt

Here is Katharine Hepburn's personally owned script for Travels with my Aunt. Dated in 1972. 103 pages. In pretty good condition.

The role of Aunt Augusta was originally to have been played by Katherine Hepburn, but she was replaced by Smith shortly before production was to begin. Everyone involved had a different story as to why the change was made. Hepburn claimed she hadn't the faintest idea why she'd been replaced but said that when she left, Cukor almost went with her. "Don't be impractical. You've worked on the film for two years," Hepburn reportedly told her old friend. For his part Cukor told an interviewer from the New York Daily News that Hepburn still was his first choice for the role, but he couldn't allow some of the changes she demanded in the script. According to the director, Hepburn finally withdrew and the two parted amicably.

 

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- handwritten note on envelope

Here is an envelope addressed to Katharine Hepburn where she writes on the reverse; "Dear Paul Brice, I'm sorry but I don't want you to gie any sort of celebration for Spencer I do not think would be suitable- I am sorry." Interesting content in her hand regarding her late lover/life companion Spencer Tracy. Torn in areas, otherwise nice.  INCREDIBLE CONTENT!!

 

$395

 

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Katharine Hepburn- handwritten directions to a house

Here is a handwritten map with directions drawn on a slip of paper by Katharine Hepburn. Torn in half and taped back together.   Even some minor artwork here!!

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten signed note

Here is a handwritten note on a fans card to her asking her to appear. She writes in her hand; "Dear? I am sorry but I cannot appear for you on July 25-26- Your note is not signed so I can only use the name outside the envelope.

 

$275

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten note & shopping list

 

Here is a yellow legal piece of paper where she writes at the top three lines of a grocery shopping list. At the bottom she writes a letter; "Dear-- Thank you for sending me your script. I am not in the market for a script at this time."

Another unique and personal item that shows us the "personal side" of Hepburn

$275

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten notes on envelope

Here is an envelope addressed to Katharine Hepburn where she writes on the front; "Dear-- Here is a list of my sister. Marion Grants books- If you can at find these in book stores you can telephone Ellsworth Grant- West Hartford, I am sorry but I do not send or sign photographs." Torn in half.

$225

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Katharine Hepburn- Her Video Club membership card

Here is Katherine Hepburns Columbia House Membership card with her name embossed on the card. Comes in it's sealed envelope addressed to her

$50

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Katharine Hepburn- handwritten note

Here is a handwritten note on an envelope addressed to her. She writes in her hand; "Dear-- That was quite a letter, Thak you very much

Again, she handwrites response on the original fan's envelop for her secretary to type out.

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten note on envelope

Here is a handwritten note on an envelope addressed to her. She writes a response to the fans letter in full on the envelope; "Dear- How nice of you to write me such a good letter- Thank you."

$250

 

 

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Katharine Hepburn- Good content handwritten note

Here is an envelope addressed to her. She responds to the fans praise by writing in her hand on the back of the envelope; "Thank you for your lovely exageration & praise of my talent- I am sorry but I do not send or sign photographs."

She responds to a fan's request for a signed photo, however, as always she refuses to sign photos.

$275

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Katharine Hepburn- Notes on page by her


Here is a legal yellow page where she writes phone numbers and a note of instructions in her hand

 

Very unusual personal notes.

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- handwritten response to a fan

Here is a handwritten response to a fan on the back of the fans letter to her. She writes; "Return- Sorry but Miss Hepburn does not autograph objects sent to this address."

 

Signs her last name as she refers to herself in the "third person".  Again refusing to sign photos or anything else..

$325

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten signed note

Here is a one page handwritten note in full; "Dear Sal- What a gorgeous present- Beautiful- I'm not too far from with Rosoetti so it will be a double treat."

 

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten note

Here is a handwritten note on the bottom of a fans letter where she writes; "Just cut this out and paste it in," referring to her signature

$125

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten signed letter

Here is a one page handwritten signed letter on lined paper in full; "Certainly could be much worse-- I am grateful for the effort & the task of ? & land conservation many thanks for your note, Kate Hep."

$395

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Katharine Hepburn- ALS signed twice

Here is a two page letter to Katharine Hepburn from a fan. She responds on the last page in her hand; "Dear- I think it's a very good copy- I did not ? sign pictures- It was always to someone Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Hep." Why she signs her name twice and part of her last name a third time we do not know. We do know that she tore the letter affecting her own writing and threw it away.

Nevertheless, an extraordinary item!

$795

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Here is a fold open card. The card is a Happy Holidays card stating Broadway cares and that a generous donation was given in her name. She writes near the Broadway Cares printing; "K.H. doesn't either," She than writes; "Good Grief Ernest, Un, What is this- nothing have been given, K. Hepburn." She obviously doens't understand the card and shows her confusion on it in her handwriting. The card has been torn in several pieces and poorly repaired. Still intersting writings by Hepburn. Also, shows a very scarcastic, possibly playful side of Hepburn.  Very unusual and look into the personal side of Hepburn.

 

$595

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Katharine Hepburn- Signed Bank draft in full

Here is her Personal bank slip from 1987 signed in full in black felt tip ink by Katharine Hepburn. Torn into pieces and later repaired

 

$350

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Katharine Hepburn- Handwritten note

Here is a handwritten note on the back of a letter to her. Her response in her hand reads; "Dear B? I am returning your script as I do not have time to do a play now and am busy working on my own book. Thank you for thinking of me." Torn into several pieces and later repaired.

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- notes on her stationary

Here is a piece of her stationary with notes in her hand on things she needs picked up at the store. Torn into several pieces and later retaped together.

 

$200

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Katharine Hepburn- handwritten note on her stationary

Here is a piece of Katharine Hepburn's stationary. She writes; "...Dear Sherrell & Michelle, I have just finished my frist steak- They really are perfect & you are so sweet to think of me- it is by far my favorite food." Torn into several pieces and later taped.

$275

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Katharine Hepburn- Content handwritten note

Here is a typed letter to Hepburn where she writes in her hand at the bottom; "Dear, I am sorry but I cannot promise you anything & it is hell- but it is true- to get anyone to publish you is the pitts & poetry is the super pitts."

$250

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Katharine Hepburn- Declining an invitation in her hand

Here is a typed letter from 1988 from someone inviting Katharine Hepburn. At the bottom she writes in her hand; "Dear- I am sorry but I will be unable to attend your meeting on December 28." Torn into several pieces and later taped, otherwise nice.

 

$200