Katherine Hepburn | Dressed for Stage and Screen

If you are a fashion lover, and find yourself near Greenville (South Carolina) you should definitely make the Katherine Hepburn exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum part of your itinerary.  We’d seen a billboard for the exhibit during a day trip back in early October (before the exhibition opened.) But it wasn’t until our recent mini break where we spent quite a lot of time in Greenville, that we realized that the museum was in Greenville itself.

The Upcountry History Museum is located in the Heritage Green along with the library, Greenville Theater and Children’s Museum and being the fashion lovers that we are, we were looking forward to seeing some of the costumes that Katherine wore during her film career which spanned more than 60 years. (Also did I ever mention that visiting museums is an excellent way to spend a cloudy day.)

The main part of the exhibition is located on the 1st floor, and continues in a smaller room on the second level of the museum. Another exhibit currently on display that might interest you is ‘The World of Jan Brett’ which shares cover and a children’s playroom inspired by Author and Illustrator Jan Brett.

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The Lake
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Without Love
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Information about the film the costume was from and other interesting information.
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Without Love

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The Philadelphia Story

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Katherine’s Self Portrait as Coco Chanel

Photos and movie posters from Hepburn’s films, sketches like the one above were displayed around the exhibit as well as photos of her with long time love Spenser Tracy who starred 9 movies together.

  • Woman of the Year
  • Keeper of the Flame
  • Without Love
  • The Sea of Grass
  • State of the Union
  • Adam’s Rib
  • Pat and Mike
  • Desk Set
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn

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Morning Glory
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The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley
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The hat Katherine wore in Rooster Cogburn.

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The Katherine Hepburn exhibition will be on display through January 14th.

Christa | theavidpen

1 Comment

  • Reply Melinda November 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I can only imagine how many hours go into putting a display like that together. Amazing!

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