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  • The Philadelphia Story: Katharine Hepburn

    I was raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, where Katharine Hepburn’s presence around Bryn Mawr has been preserved to a certain extent. Consequently, I always had an idea of who she was without actually knowing anything about her. In a way she was the first “great” Hollywood star that I could recognize and I can remember my mom telling me that she was, “Diane Keaton before Diane Keaton.” Only now do I understand what she meant by that statement. This all lead me to sit down and watch The Philadelphia Story one night in October when I had nothing else planned. It was during my sophomore year of high school, the time I was beginning to explore my love of cinema. Basing my selection on the vague knowledge I had acquired about Katharine Hepburn over the first sixteen years of my life, and with an inflated sense of hometown glory, I watched the film. I am now forever indebted to The Philadelphia Story. It is ultimately what inspired me to pursue a career in the film industry and continues to inspire my work today. But there is a disparity…

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  • Katharine Hepburn Research Paper

    Hello. I, Katharine Hepburn, am known for the leading lady in Hollywood for over 60 years, but am also known for being a box office poison for reaching out of society’s norm. I had progressive parents who fought hard for social change; my mom was a feminist campaigner and my dad was urologist educating the public on venereal disease. Ultimately, I became an outspoken and confident woman, with the intention to change society through my wide range of performances in film, TV, and theatre. My…

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  • Human Suck Essay

    Ben Stout Mrs. Peeden English 9 3 March 2015 Humans Suck Humanity is coming to an end. Katharine Hepburn “We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It 's never your fault. But it 's always your fault, because if you want change you 're the one who has got to change.” Elders are abused by kids and the ones they love. Education is failing, and the economy is collapsing. The police are corrupt. Politicians lie, and…

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  • The Thief Of Always Symbolism

    Clive Barker, the author of the novel The Thief of Always, develops the story well using the setting to drop hints and symbolize elements of the story. Harvey, on a mission to get back his childhood and destroy Mr. Hood and his Holiday House, encounters lots of interesting places, which are used as clues in the book. The setting is very important to the plot, and builds depth. The setting is a key element in the Thief of Always. Millsap, the town which Harvey lives in, is one of the biggest…

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  • Analytical Essay: Audrey Hepburn's Path To Success

    Mentioning the phrase “one of the greatest actresses of all time” will surely bring up Audrey Hepburn. The name also brings forth the thought of success and that is exactly what she was. Success is not born; it is not something that is passed down from one generation to the next. Success is made from perseverance and the passion to accomplish a goal. Audrey Hepburn’s life was a rollercoaster of ups and downs and during the drops she was persistent and was able to climb to success. Pixar states…

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  • Katherine Graham: The First Woman CEO

    first woman CEO in the U.S. taking over the position at the Washington Post previously held by her husband. Graham, however, is most known for her outstanding coverage of the Watergate scandal. This leadership she showed in these two aspects of her career, gave many other women the courage to pursue careers outside of being a housewife. Katherine Graham was so influential in fact, she was inducted in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Graham’s decisions to publish the Pentagon Papers, after the…

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  • How Did The Wright Brothers Change The World

    Orville and Wilbur Wright- also known as the Wright Brothers, were most famous for the invention of the gas-powered aircraft. In History, they have become the inventors of the first successful airplane. This also earned them the honor of being first in flight. Although there were creators of airplanes before them, the other inventors didn’t create them with the same ideas. They invented different types of aircraft, trying to perfect them. A good question to ask is, did these brothers know their…

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  • Audrey Hepburn Research Paper

    Audrey Hepburn was a successful actress, her prime in the acting business being in the 1950s and 60s. She is very well known for her film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her Broadway performance of Gigi, and is one of only 13 people who have received an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award. She was also active in helping children in need through the organization UNICEF. Despite the fact that Audrey had to manage numerous hardships throughout her life, including a near death experience as an…

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  • My Definition Of True Beauty

    of being inwardly attractive such as kind, loving, humble, brave, and honest. The term beauty comes from the Anglo-French word beute meaning physical attractiveness, goodness, and courtesy. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines beauty as being only physically attractive. While this aspect of beauty is true, one’s inner beauty is far more important than one’s outer beauty. There are several ways to further explain my meaning of beauty. Giving an example of a story about true beauty is one good…

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  • Seeing Annie Dillard Analysis

    View From Above More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination. — Wilbur Wright: one of the first men to experience the sense of flying ~ ~ ~ Looking down, I see the fields of the Snohomish Valley. I see the twisting, glistening river as it flows out towards the sound. I see the roads lit with the reflections of the sun on the…

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