Recently, a film director has used my memoir as a resource for a new film. Bertrand Tessier interviewed me in NYC about my writing. We discussed my work in the area of research about Katharine Hepburn for his upcoming film about her. In May 2016, I talked with Bertrand Tessier who was born in Nantes (France). He has been journalist. Specialized in show-business, he worked for “Gala” and “Paris Match”. At present, he is author and filmmaker. He published around fifteen biographies and directed thirteen documentaries for french TV, mainly dedicated to American motion pictures. He splits his time between Paris and Los Angeles.
Noteworthy Themes about My Memoir
The memoir was written in 2004. My purpose was to revisit an old thesis, the potential historiography of Katharine Hepburn for educational purposes.
For “Chapter 7, I have updated my research to include the possibility of a new historiography based on the growing legacy of the infamous Katharine Hepburn. I suggest that the legacy has just begun to change our cultural views of women and education. I produce activities and goals for educators and families to use the legacy of this special actress for improvement of lives” (DiEdwardo, Maryann pasda, page 79).
My book was published in 2005 and recounts my studies from 1978 to 2005. In Chapter 7, I mention that Hepburn is also a painter.
“Now, with the forthcoming auction of her estate at Sotheby’s New York, a selection of some 100 paintings, sculptures, drawings and sketchbooks by Hepburn went on exhibition at the auction house June 3-10, 2004 and hit the auction block June 10-11, 2004. Hepburn is said to have made her first painting on Howard Hughes’ yacht in 1938, and over the years completed more than 50 works, many of which depict scenes from her travels as well as vies of the Los Angeles house she shared with Spencer Tracy.
Review by Kathryn Price Book Editor for Women’s Radio
“An analysis of dramatic art applies to all aspects of the production and clearly formulates a doctrine or paradigm for education of students in stage history. The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, Fine Art As A Way of Life coordinates research by the author…refers to the past accomplishments of the late great actress Katharine Hepburn, recounts the life the author as she pursues the study of fine arts in order to follow a new paradigm for the study of stage history as an academic subject, lists research libraries and online resources, and paves a new method for education of the masses. Interestingly, the speech by Jacques acts as an outline for the legacy defined in this work as our remembrances, recollections, as well as application of past accomplishments of the great actress Katharine Hepburn, which are recounted with added personal anecdotes to create a new work that stimulates the reader to action based on following the legacy for future generations” (Kathryn Price).
Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo is the author of the work The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, Fine Art As A Way of Life.